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By Randy Scholfield My Dad is slowing down. He is 85, and fighting Parkinson’s, so he has every right to slow down. That doesn’t make it any easier to see him struggle. He needs help buttoning his shirt now and has problems walking. I was back in Kansas recently and he wanted to go fishing—he [ READ MORE... ]
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By Kirk Deeter   There is nothing more rewarding in the fishing world than teaching a young person some basics and watching that pilot light catch. I’ll trade a blanket callibaetis hatch and hundreds of popping fish heads for one pond-eat of a grasshopper fly cast by a little partner with a Snoopy [ READ MORE... ]
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By Brett Prettyman MILLCREEK CANYON — The moment of truth. It comes with the first spoonful of a new chili recipe delivered at a family hunting camp. The first cast to slurping trout on the hand built rod on your favorite water. Waiting to see if the patched hole in the waders is stream worthy. [ READ MORE... ]
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By Rob Roberts This week, Missoula Mayor John Engen announced the removal of the Rattlesnake Creek Dam, a barrier on a much-loved trout stream that runs through the city. Beginning in the Rattlesnake Wilderness north of Missoula, Rattlesnake Creek is one of the major sources of trout recruitment [ READ MORE... ]
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A confession at the outset: I love Chaco’s sandals. I bought my first pair more than 15 years ago before a trip to Costa Rica that was going to require a lot of walking. The toe strap on these sandals have always made them perfect for an active lifestyle, and because they break-in to fit the shape [ READ MORE... ]
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The Vjosa is the "last big, wild river in Europe," outside of Russia, and recently, an Albanian court struck down a government effort to construct a hydropower dam on the river that would have flooded an inhabited valley, bisected important fish habitat and interrupted migratory spawning routes. [ READ MORE... ]
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Finding refuge from the heat, Stanislaus National Forest. By Sam Davidson   Across the country, summer is prime time for trout fishing in the mountains. At higher elevations you typically get relief from sweltering lowland temperatures and find the kind of small water-wild fish opportunities that [ READ MORE... ]
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Wyoming rancher Jackson Ramsay leaning against headgate improved with help from Trout Unlimited. (Photo credit: Jim Paussa/Aspen Journalism) by Randy Scholfield Conventional wisdom held that there would always be deep-seated hostility and endless conflict between agriculture producers and [ READ MORE... ]
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By Taylor Ridderbusch   On Monday, Aug. 7, the US Army Corps of Engineers released the draft Brandon Road Feasibility Study, which assess options for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.   The report was originally set to be released on Feb. 28, 2017, but was delayed by Trump [ READ MORE... ]
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A desert redband caught with a Tenkara rod. I first tried Tenkara about eight years ago, and I fell in love with the simplicity of it. I also found it to be very helpful when it came time to hone some of fly fishing's more complex skills— it helped with reach casts, high-stick nymphing, achieving [ READ MORE... ]
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