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HMH Vises is a small company, located right at the last falls of the Saco River as it empties into the ocean, in Biddeford, Maine. Jon Larrabee is the principal owner at HMH. He’s an engineer and a machinist and has over 35 years of experience as a canoe guide, fishing guide and fly fisherman. He’s [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's Note: The following piece recently appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune opinion section. Trout Unlimited sent letters to Utah Governor Gary Hubert and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue encouraging a “robust public process” while the petition is reviewed. We also pointed out the [ READ MORE... ]
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"I choose to live and work in a place where the rivers meet the ocean. It’s my family’s home, and my business is here," says Capt. David Blinken, who owns North Flats Guiding in East Hampton, N.Y.  "We live here because we choose to live in a place that means so much to us. We live here because we [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood I was a clueless college graduate from New Jersey, standing alongside the Anchor River in Alaska, wondering what killed all the fish. Later, I learned about the remarkable life-cycle of salmon and how they return to the stream of their birth to have sex one time. Then, they die. And [ READ MORE... ]
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Carl Haensel and Jade Thomason own and operate Namebini, in northern Minnesota. They offer guided fly fishing, forest and farm products and a variety of specialties. And, like a host of other Trout Unlimited Business members, they're concerned about changes to the Clean Water Rule proposed by the [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood The invitation to speak to the member companies of the Conservation Alliance—an organization that helps outdoor-related companies support conservation—was welcome. My topic, “The Administration and Agency Planning,” seemed like a penance. When I worked at the U.S. Forest Service, my [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy Alpacka Raft   Alpacka Raft is a small, family-owned manufacturing company in Mancos, Colo. They make packrafts — tiny, portable boats designed for big adventures. Their staff of 25 in a rural Colorado town of roughly 1,400 builds the boats that define and refine the sport of [ READ MORE... ]
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Lobbying and advocacy are serious business: always remember to bring a selfie-stick By Chris Wood Dear TU members: Ask. Ask. Ask. We do a lot of asking around here. "Send us $35 dollars and become a member!” "Support Embrace a Stream, and get a cool hat!” “Become a life member and get an even [ READ MORE... ]
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Another, more effective, angler on the Kvichak. By Chris Wood Last month’s release of the draft “environmental impact statement” to permit industrial-scale mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska, made me recall the first time I set eyes on that remarkable landscape nearly 12 years ago. Trout Unlimited was [ READ MORE... ]
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It started out simple in 2008, when three wine business veterans and life-long fishermen, Mark Seymour, John Heus and Stephen Cary launched the High Hook brand. They had three basic goals. First, they wanted to make really good wine that shows the true fruit character of the grapes and the subtle [ READ MORE... ]
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