• From the President

    Not giving up on natives

    Southeast volunteers of all ages offer brook trout a hand

    Southeast volunteers of all ages offer brook trout a hand With all due respect to all the legendary trout states in America, perhaps my favorite Trout Unlimited trip was to my home state of New Jersey. A few TU legendary volunteers, such as Agust Gudmundsson, Rick Axt, Rich Thomas, and the late Rick Ege, offered…

  • Community

    NYC chapter’s tree planting program gets boost

    The New York City Chapter of Trout Unlimited recently obtained a five-year extension to grow its Amawalk Outlet/Muscoot River riparian stewardship program. The chapter has adopted this unique tailwater fishery as a prime resource and will continue efforts to maintain and improve existing habitat. Each Spring, members of NYC TU invite the local community to…

  • Conservation Community

    Wisconsin volunteer leader named Fly Fisherman’s Conservationist of the Year

    “I got an email from the magazine’s editor, Ross Purnell, sharing the news,” Horvath recalled. “I thought someone was punking me.”

    Gary Horvath isn’t one for attention. “I’m not a guy for the limelight,” says Horvath. “It kind of stresses me out.” He’s a little stressed out these days. Horvath, who lives in River Falls, Wisc., recently learned that Fly Fisherman magazine had named him its Conservationist of the Year. “I got an email from the…

  • Veterans Community Fishing

    Forging ahead: a Veterans Day story

    Fly-fishing the foundation for a special bond between volunteer and veteran SALEM, Va. — The guide, like any experienced guide, was helpful but firm. “Try to cast to that seam,” she said. “And mend a little sooner.” Seyward McKinney reacted with a barely audible, “OK.” She was too busy concentrating to waste effort talking. “That…