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Steelhead

  • From the field

    A bridge over No Name Road

    A landowner’s love of his rural California land and the tiny steelhead stream that flows through it is key to the success of a challenging TU-led fish passage improvement project. Bruce Dormody was born and raised on a secluded, 2,600-acre property in the hills above Carmel Valley, Calif., operated for decades as San Clemente Rancho,…

  • Boats

    The West is full of great rivers to float

    Didn't draw a lottery permit? No problem It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, I’m not referencing the holiday season in December. I’m talking about river permit season. Most have chosen their dates meticulously with groups of people on rivers like the Smith, the Green, the Yampa, the San Juan and the list…

  • It’s World Water Day. What does that mean to you?

    On World Water Day, we ask ourselves not just what water means to us, but "What we can do to make it better, cleaner and more available in our communities and environment?" Learn more about the impacts of abandoned mine pollution on communities across the United States. And then check out this video to learn…

  • Voices from the river

    The gift of the skunk

    One learns not to expect much when fly fishing during the winter months. At least around here, or if you’re me. Regardless of the season, sometimes you step into a river and just know something’s off. The water’s not moving right, or the sound of the wind rings particularly empty and distant. I envy steelhead die-hards their familiarity with this feeling, the impending, inevitable void, and how they march into it undaunted.   A guy I know…

  • Cooking from the Water's Edge

    French onion soup fit for a Yeti

     Makes 2 to 3 “to go” mugs.  4 to 6 yellow onions 1-½ tbsp salt plus more for seasoning to taste 2 tbsp butter 4 cups water ¼ cup sherry ¼ cup red wine 1 cup flaked or shredded cheese such as Gruyere, Emmentaler, Parmesan or Fontina 2-3 slices stale bread  If preparing over campfire, build up sufficient coals to last about…