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This summer my family welcomed our second child. A July birthday in the Intermountain West means maternity leave at about the perfect time of year. I had grand visions of using that time camping and fishing with our girls. It turns out it’s just a little more complicated when you have multiple kids [ READ MORE... ]
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By Rachel Andona My broken heart. Or broken arm. Same difference when your passion in life is fly fishing.  But let me go back to that beautiful, refreshing morning. It was winter in the valley and it was Christmas Eve. With all of the stress that comes along with Christmas festivities I needed a [ READ MORE... ]
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Kris Millgate is a tenacious outdoor journalist, and I've come to admire her as much for her work as I do for her enthusiasm.  Several years back, while working to garner press for TU's Sportsmen's Conservation Project, I contracted with Kris to help produce high-quality videos that showcased TU's [ READ MORE... ]
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By Dave Ammons On her 60th birthday my mother led me to the summit of Mt. Elbert, the highest among Colorado's fourteeners. She was a mountain goat, small and sinewy, always seeking challenges in the wilderness. She was also determined, reticent to concede to limitations, and stubborn to the core. [ READ MORE... ]
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If you're new to fly fishing, Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer ought to the be voice in your head. Tom is maybe the nicest guy I've met, and he has a knack for making everything sound easy, and even when it's not, he can guide you through the process, step by step, until it is. While Tom has fished all over [ READ MORE... ]
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It’s fun to edit the magazine and website for Trout Unlimited, because we get to work with many skilled authors and photographers from around the world. But sometimes, I am amazed by the talent we have among our own staff.  The latest case in point is a wonderful essay by TU’s vice president for [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Becca Skinner, New York Times. I read this piece the other day in the online edition of Sierra Magazine, and immediately identified with author Christopher Schaberg, a professor of Englis and Environmental Studies at Loyola University in New Orleans. The gist is this: the intense pressures [ READ MORE... ]
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I hate asking people for money.  I’m terrible at selling things. Put it this way… when I was a kid, I had to sell M&Ms candies as a fundraiser for the swim team, and my parents ended up buying something like 40 boxes of M&Ms because I couldn’t ring the doorbells in my neighborhood. The [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," available online for overnight delivery.  False casts are free, and they're great for helping you measure out and judge distance. But they also spook fish. Several years ago, I stopped false casting directly over my target and [ READ MORE... ]
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Todd Moen's latest fly-fishing film is a story of three women and their fights with breast cancer. It's a sobering reminder that, while the "river of life" moves on, some of us fall victim to the cruelest of conditions.  And, yet, some find ways to persist, and for these three ladies, fly fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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