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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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blog BY chris_hunt ON December 24 - 0 COMMENTS
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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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Photo courtesy of the Portland Press Herald Where would TU be without volunteers like Evelyn King? Good question. A board member of TU's Sebago (Maine) chapter, King founded Women Fly Fishers of Maine, and began introducing women to the sport, helping them with everything from casting to fly [ READ MORE... ]
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We've all been there. We come across a nice rising trout occupying a small stretch of calm, clear water, and we know it's going to take the right cast with the right fly for this wary critter to strike. For me, it happened ages ago on the South Fork of the White River in northwest Colorado. A [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON November 22 - 0 COMMENTS
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Seven years ago, I asked Marcia Woolman, the first woman to win the Ray Mortenson Award, the highest honor Trout Unlimited gives to a volunteer, what was most important for volunteers. Her response? “Chris, just say thank you.” Today, I begin every day thinking about Marcia’s counsel. How do you [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fisher and guide Bridget Fabel has a fairly robust collection of fly fishing videos—she's a cheerful camera personality with some solid angling skills.  And she fly fishes with her cats.  Yes. Cats.  A Dozen Brookies On the Fly! Fly Fishing With Cats For High Country Brook Trout [ READ MORE... ]
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HELP LOCAL TU PROJECTS WIN $50,000 IN CASH PRIZES Help local TU supporters, members and volunteers like you improve rivers across the country and unlock $50,000 in cash prizes to support their work!The Embrace A Stream Challenge is a fun, week-long online competition encouraging all of us [ READ MORE... ]
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I've been missing my little girl lately—she's off on her own adventures now after graduating from high school last spring. But we had some adventures in years past, and this past summer, we met on a little creek high in Idaho's Caribou National Forest for some fishing. The two of us have always had [ READ MORE... ]
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