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The author fishing during Virginia’s vibrant Fall. by Jeffrey Constantz   My mom taught me the old adage: Don’t discuss money, religion, or politics in polite company. Now, as a full-grown, all-knowing, 21-year-old millennial, I have a different, more nuanced opinion. To quote The Who’s 1965 hit [ READ MORE... ]
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The next time you're on the river to escape the rest of your manic life, stop for a minute and consider how lucky you really are. Chances are, if you're reading this, you're healthy. You might have healthy kids, a good job ... a car that runs. You might have challenges, but I'd be willing to bet [ READ MORE... ]
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The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States and is home to the third largest island in the United States, Prince of Wales (only Kodiak and the big island of Hawaii are bigger). The 5 Rivers Odyssey crew spent 10 days on Prince of Wales to learn more about issues [ READ MORE... ]
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When people think of Alaska, they often think of large commercial fishing boats raking in their piece of the fortune that salmon bring to the waters off the coast of Alaska. Commercial fishing has shaped Alaska's economy and culture, and it has provided job opportunities in places where they might [ READ MORE... ]
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More water in Colorado's Yampa River, thanks in part to TU. Photo courtesy of The Steamboat Pilot. One of Trout Unlimited's strengths across the board—from its volunteers on the ground in their home waters to its policy staff working the halls of government—is its ability collaborate to solve the [ READ MORE... ]
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The Tongass National Forest is often referred to as America’s Salmon Forest because the entire ecosystem depends on salmon in one way or another. Salmon can be traced all the way to the trees, and the cycle runs full circle. Animals that feed on salmon drag the carcasses into forest, effectively [ READ MORE... ]
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The author with his fly-fishing instructor, Maddie.  By Jeffrey Constantz The week before I started my internship with Trout Unlimited, I had the opportunity to learn fly fishing for the very first time. I had the honor of receiving guidance from a true master.   Her name’s Maddie. She’s my [ READ MORE... ]
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Bonneville cutthroat trout, caught in Mill Creek. By Bobby Boone I learned to fly fish when I turned ten years old. I caught nothing. I wasn’t even sure if I really liked it. However, three years later, my first time casting a fly in Utah would ensure that I would fall in love with the sport. My [ READ MORE... ]
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Six years ago, I felt accomplished if I was able to cast a fly past my feet without snagging the brush behind me or creating an impressively complicated bird’s nest. With practice, time, an observing eye, and a tip or two, my cast has come a long way—though I know it still has a way to go. Thus far [ READ MORE... ]
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Photos courtesy Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy. Teaching young adults about the significance of salmon conservation is one of the best methods to ensure our fishy friends’ existence in the future. Corporations and non-profit organizations in Alaska have teamed up to make sure that this [ READ MORE... ]
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