Successful 2017 VSP Couples Trip in the Books!

The 2017 Veterans Service Partnership Couples Trip to Slough Creek and Yellowstone Park is in the books! Over the week-long trip, our 5 veteran couples and 5 volunteer guides shared what everyone agreed was the “trip of a lifetime!” Each day, the stream dropped and cleared, and we enjoyed excellent dry fly fishing for Slough Creek Yellowstone cuttthroats. Our TU volunteer guides worked diligently to teach the newbie anglers the basics of fly casting and fly fishing with the goal to help develop the skills needed for self-sufficency on the stream. Everyone, including the newbie anglers, caught and released lots of trout. TU VSP believes in the adage that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a life-time, and a life-time of our veteran couples fishing together is our goall. We met this goal as by the end of the week our new fly fishers were stalking rising trout, choosing and tying on their own flies and tippets, making effective casts, mending line, and hooking, landing, and releasing their own fish!

Veteran couple participants for this trip were chosen from nominations recieved from TU VSP chapters. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Veterans Service Partnerhship Coordinator Dave Kumlien at

By Dave Kumliien.