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Loon tying tools help keep winter at bay

Published in Gear reviews, Fly tying

The drift hanging over the eves on the house this morning is quite impressive. And it’s cold. Damn cold. The thought of sneaking off for an afternoon on the Henry’s Fork is now more of a pathetic inside joke—fighting frozen guides, frozen fingers and frozen toes while the the wind whips snow around my wadered

Daughters of Trout Unlimited: Hillary Walrath

Published in TROUT Magazine

My husband and I both work for TU in Green River, Wyo. We have two daughters, Aven (7) and Susie (4). I was fortunate enough to have been raised by amazing parents that immersed my childhood in the outdoors, so it has always been a must when raising our girls. Nick and I are very

TU restoration crew overcomes challenges in VT’s Green Mountains

Published in Restoration

Trout Unlimited restoration team members working in Vermont’s Green Mountains this summer faced many challenges.  The team, which was primarily focused on strategically adding wood habitat to streams, frequently found itself dealing with a lot of high flows and intense passing storms.   Despite the tough weather, the team was able to make great progress.  In

Looking back, looking ahead

Published in From the President

Engaging with young anglers about conservation, policy and people It is easy to get cynical about the future, until you spend some time with it. I recently had a great time virtually speaking with over 100 college students who belong to our TU Costa 5 Rivers clubs and agreed to post my answers to their

Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour goes digital March 10

Published in Community, Featured, Fishing

Tickets for the tour go on sale today The 15th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour launches in a digital platform on March 10, and, as always, Trout Unlimited will play a big role in the online event. The 2021 Fly Fishing Film Tour will be available to watch through Sunday April 4. The streaming event

What are you really fishing for?

Published in Community, TROUT Magazine

I’m still not sure some of my friends, colleagues and even family members begin to understand why I’m so enamored with fly fishing. “Oh, you went fishing today, did you have a good time?” they ask. “Yep,” I answer. “It rained most of the day. There were bugs all over the place.” “Huh… how many

Land and Water Conservation Fund: A successful legacy in jeopardy

Published in Uncategorized

It’s cold, damn cold. The kind of frozen ache that penetrates your soul and triggers alarms of self-preservation: go home, wrap yourself in a blanket in front of the fire, and drink a cup of steaming coffee. This is not the kind of weather for recreating outside, but late season mallards aren’t recreation. They are

Remembering Don Garvin

Published in Conservation

Three great West Virginia conservationists (from left to right): Don Gasper, Don Garvin, and Larry Harris. It was with deep sadness that I learned of Don Garvin’s passing. Don was a true giant of conservation; and a real hero of Trout Unlimited. In addition to being one of the original founders, Don served as a

Tie now, fish later

Published in Uncategorized

The longest night of the year is approaching, which might sound a bit ominous to those who don’t hunch over a fly-tying vise on cold winter nights, concocting next summer’s offerings to rising trout. As kids of all ages are anxiously awaiting the arrival of good, old Santa Claus in just a few evenings by

Short casts: Fly tying Zen; women in fly fishing; Salalah, and more

Published in Fishing, Fly tying

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 being put on our environment by a

Meet West Michigan’s newest STREAM Girls

Published in Community, Diversity, Youth

There’s a new class of STREAM Girls to welcome in West Michigan to thanks to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, Trout Unlimited, and some amazing dedicated volunteers.   This month 30 Brownies, juniors, and cadettes attended STREAM Girls camp at the Girl Scouts’ Betsy Cutler House located on Bear Creek in Muskegon, Mich.   The girls started their day putting on waders and exploring Bear Creek. They self-led a stream walk and answered

New year’s pledge: Plenty of time on the water

Published in Voices from the river, Featured

There’s nearly no better way to kick off a new year than on a river. It’s a great way to set things right, forget what happened in the previous year and daydream about fishing adventures to come.   A few years back, I attempted to catch a trout on a dry fly every month of the year. For some

AFFTA’s Bulis steps down

Published in Featured, Trout Talk

It may not be considered remarkable news when the head of an industry trade association steps down, but for fly fishers across America, this one’s different. Ben Bulis, president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association for the past nine years, announced his resignation this week. Bulis helped rejuvenate AFFTA, working to first save the

National Volunteer Week kicks off Sunday

Published in Community

National Volunteer Week gives us a great opportunity to pause and celebrate the impact of volunteers and the power change-makers like those who donate 750,000-plus hours each year with TU, bring to our collective work

A Message from TU President Charles Gauvin Regarding the Events of September 11th

9/17/2001 A Message from TU President Charles Gauvin Regarding the Events of September 11th A Message from TU President Charles Gauvin Regarding the Events of September 11th Contact: 9/17/2001 — — Sept. 17th, 2001 Washington, DC Dear TU Members and Supporters, All of you have heard many times by now that the world changed on