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Photo by John Schoen By Chris Wood The state of Alaska’s recent proposal to re-open the roadless debate brought back memories. Mike was flossing his teeth when I entered his office. “I’m sorry. I’m running late for the dentist.” It was 1998, and Mike Dombeck, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service, [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON September 10 - 0 COMMENTS
Two days, one fly
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By Chris Wood Walt shook his head. “It’s up to you man, but I wouldn’t use a streamer. There’s a ton of wood and other snags in the river through the park. But it’s your call.”  At the put-in, another guide commented, “I had two really good streamer fishermen hit the same stretch yesterday, and [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout Unlimited staffer Matt Green at the oars in a boat his father built. Courtesy Matt Green. By Peter Anderson We live in distressingly fractured times, but Trout Unlimited has worked for years to heal divisions that unfortunately spring up in our community. There is a watchword for how we work [ READ MORE... ]
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Take action on LWCF   By Corey Fisher It's cold, damn cold. The kind of frozen ache that penetrates your soul and triggers alarms of self-preservation: go home, wrap yourself in a blanket in front of the fire, and drink a cup of steaming coffee. This is not the kind of weather for recreating [ READ MORE... ]
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Eroding banks along the Bridge to Bridge project area By Chris Wood The sign behind the two-person Trout Unlimited office in Hailey, Idaho, reads, “Parking for Trout Unlimited only. If towed, call Dick York Towing.” It is an inside-Hailey joke as Keri York’s Dad ran Dick York Towing—the only towing [ READ MORE... ]
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By Mark Taylor Everyone goes through slumps. So I’m trying to be understanding as I deal with one that’s been affecting me recently. Our regional weather forecasters are struggling. They whiffed again today. The forecast called for a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms at 5 p.m. Until then: sunny, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood “Lefty said, ‘give it a try for a year. If it doesn’t work out, you can come back.’” That was in April 1973, and Paul Bruun, fishing guide, writer, and Wyoming raconteur, never looked back. He moved from Miami Beach to Jackson to write for the Jackson Hole Guide. Lefty Kreh’s counsel [ READ MORE... ]
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  By Eric Booton Contemplating the wide age range of anglers who call the river home, it’s clear that I land on the younger side of the spectrum. Cell phones have been popular throughout most of my lifetime, though I still recall the novel of my parents first cell phones and the mediocre games and [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON August 24 - 0 COMMENTS
Saving salters
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By Chris Wood I admit that I am a bit of a freak about salter brook trout. You consider yourself a seasoned and knowledgeable angler, only to learn of these furtive coastal fish that occupy saltwater habitat and can grow four inches in a single winter in the salt. Daniel Webster is purported to [ READ MORE... ]
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Jerrad Goodell, an aquatic biologist with the Bureau of Land Management’s Green River office, releases native Colorado River cutthroat trout into Range Creek with a formation known as Locomotive Rock in the background. Brett Prettyman/Trout Unlimited By Brett Prettyman The ancient rock art, ruins [ READ MORE... ]
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