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blog BY chris_wood ON November 22 - 0 COMMENTS
Giving thanks
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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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Bob Capron has helped move countless trout from sure death in irrigation canals back to the mainstem of the Shoshone river near Cody, Wyoming. Brett Prettyman/Trout Unlimited By Dave Sweet Any angler lucky enough to have caught trout near Cody, Wyoming, may want to send Bob Capron a thank you note [ READ MORE... ]
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I bought a mountain bike last spring with the intent of riding some backcountry trails to fishy haunts, and while I got out a few times, I didn't use it nearly enough. Maybe next summer.     It's not an outlandish idea, biking to backcountry fishing. The video above shows two anglers who loaded [ READ MORE... ]
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Coaster brook trout oil painting by Alexis Rockman   The Great Lakes are one of the most important natural treasures in the world, holding 20 percent of the earth’s fresh water and forming an interconnected system that is among the most beautiful, economically significant and ecologically complex [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of the Idaho Statesman 'Tis the season for big fish, it seems.  On Idaho's Boise River—a fantastic urban fishery—Jason Waidelich latched into a massive rainbow trout that tipped the scales over 19 pounds, a highly unusual catch for the Boise. At first, Waidelich's wife, was sure the [ READ MORE... ]
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Adding weight to flies can be tricky. A lot of tiers prefer to simply add a bead of varying weight to the hook before tying, which not only gives the fly some weight, but also some flash and character.   Adding Lead-Free Wire Wraps Video of Adding Lead-Free Wire Wraps [ 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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The author and his daughter, filling buckets on Yellowstone's Lamar River. By Tim Frahm When my daughter was in third grade (she’s in sixth grade now), her class practiced a regular exercise they called “filling buckets.” This involved being kind or thoughtful or in other ways a good friend to each [ READ MORE... ]
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So, the shopping season is already upon us.  STAY TUNED for a comprehensive gift guide from the editors and field testers of TU, that will be coming your way in Trout Magazine, as well as in a digital format, in the very near future. For starters, however, I have to recommend my friend Mark [ READ MORE... ]
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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is in the news again, as the oil and gas industry—sensing more friendly political winds— takes another shot at the effort to sink oil wells into the permafrost north of the Brooks Range. A couple of summer ago, I topped the Brooks Range on the Dalton Highway and [ READ MORE... ]
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