• Headwaters

    TU Costa 5 Rivers Club Spotlight: Appalachian State

    The art of fly fishing is rapidly spreading to young men and women thanks to the dedication of the Appalachian State University fly fishing club.

    TU Costa 5 Rivers Club Spotlight: Appalachian State Appalachian State CU Boulder Fort Lewis College Bucknell University Sewanee: The University of the South Washington and Lee University Advancing as anglers on and off the water In the town of Boone, North Carolina, there is something special happening. The art of fly fishing is rapidly spreading…

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers Youth

    Fly Fishing as Catalyst for Change

    Several college students fish on a river bank with several younger kids

    Costa 5 Rivers Ambassador Summit realizes values of fly fishing. In August, a group of nine TU Costa 5 Rivers club leaders traveled to the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming for the 2023 Costa Ambassador Summit. This nationwide network of conservation-minded college fly fishing clubs each has a Costa Ambassador who is invited to…

  • Headwaters Youth

    About a Program Called Headwaters

    Young girl with small trout in glass of water

    It happens a lot, a phone call or email exchange with a TU volunteer or staffer that usually goes something like “What? TU has a youth program? I had no idea.” Their surprise evolves into interest as they learn more about a program called Headwaters, which uses an effective blend of fly fishing and watershed…

  • From the field

    The missing link for the Metolius

    TU, Forest Service, volunteers, youth crews team up to restore Link Creek, an important tributary to Oregon’s Metolius River Few Western rivers offer better fishing than the Metolius in Central Oregon. This famous trout fishery is well known for its native bull and redband trout. But like many stream systems, it suffers from degraded and…

  • Community

    Meet Niyah Banfill: TU intern in Michigan

    My name is Niyah Banfill and I am a Trout Unlimited summer intern in Michigan.  I am an incoming sophomore at Central Michigan University, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Chemistry. I began working alongside Trout Unlimited through their Rogue River Green Team when I was a junior at Rockford High School and spent two summers on the Green Team.   In the summer of 2017, Niyah Banfill…