• Fishing

    Striper hunting in steelhead country

    TU’s Wild Steelhead Initiative shifts into turbocharge—and takes on a voracious predator Oregon’s Umpqua River features some of the most famous salmon and steelhead waters in America. It’s an amazingly productive watershed by almost any measure. Trout Unlimited volunteers and staff have worked hard to keep it that way. I tested this productivity on a…

  • Conservation

    Frank Moore: North Umpqua Icon

    Remembering Frank Moore and a life spent not just chasing steelhead but fighting to protect the water they call home.

    Frank Moore: North Umpqua Icon By Mark Taylor Reprinted from TROUT Magazine Summer 2019 issue  Editor’s note: On Sunday, Jan. 23, the world of fly-fishing and conservation lost a hero when Frank Moore passed away at the age of 98. Moore made his home along Oregon’s North Umpqua with his surviving wife, Jeanne, for nearly 70 years, a good chunk…

  • Community Fishing Fly tying

    One fly to rule them all

    Hatch Outdoors is offering three great prize packs in the #OneFlyFitsAll contest.

    Hatch Outdoors is running a contest through the end of the week (July 31) featuring the venerable Clouser Minnow and photos of all the fish it catches. The idea is simple: go fishing, use a chartreuse-and-white Clouser, post the photos of the fish the fly helps you catch on either Facebook or Instagram (#oneflyfitsall), and…