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Voices from the River: Lessons from ‘Curtis Creek’

Published in Voices from the river

By Eric Booton Learning to fly fish is always a mild struggle-fest. I personally endured the process with choice words, and extended periods of time with my rod catching more dust than fish. In the past few years I’ve watched friends and family go through a similar love and hate relationship with their fly rod,

Faces of Restoration: Meyers Earthworks and its stake in restoring California’s chinook salmon

Published in From the field, Conservation, Restoration

Meyers Earthwork crew constructing a roughened rock ramp to restore passage at the Deer Creek Irrigation District Dam, summer 2019.Photo by Amiana McEwen, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants. Editor’s note: TU works with some extremely talented characters while developing and completing projects in the field that help make fishing better. We are excited to bring you a series highlighting these contractors. We hire equipment

The Arctic grayling: all you need to know

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Arctic grayling have evolved many strategies to meet the needs of life in harsh and uncertain environments. Some grayling migrate. They take advantage of different streams for spawning, growing up, summer feeding, and overwintering. Individual fish can range widely, moving tens of miles on a seasonal or annual basis between spawning, rearing, and sheltering habitats.

TU applauds designation of new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

July 10, 2015 Contact: Steve Moyer, VP for Government Affairs, (571) 274-0593 David Lass, California Field Director, (530) 388-8261 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Trout Unlimited praises designation of new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Presidential action will permanently protect water supply, habitat, and sporting opportunities in Northern California EMERYVILLE, Calif.Trout Unlimited (TU) today applauded President Obamas

Salmon Superhwy program gets boost from Joint Chiefs

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Russ Schnitzer photos By Warren Colyer The ambitious Salmon Superhwy (yes, that is the correct spelling) fish passage program in Oregon is among the programs that will benefit from a recently announced funding boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Trout Unlimited is one of a host of partners in the Salmon Superhwy project, the

Clean Water Rule Rollback – Statement of Chris Wood & Rob Masonis

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170228_TU_Chris Wood Statement CWRule Rollback.pdf Rollback of Clean Water Rule could impact steelhead recovery in Pacific Northwest TU underscores importance of protecting small streams for fish and wildlife as rule is evaluated CONTACT: Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimited ssherard@tu.org / 307.757.7861 (Feb. 28, 2017) Washington D.C. – Today President Trump signed an executive order that

Clean Water FAQ

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Is your stream at risk? Find out. Stand up for Clean Water today Frequently Asked Questions about the Clean Water Rule: What are intermittent and ephemeral streams?These are small streams that may run sporadically or dry up during certain times of the year. They comprise more than 60 percent of the stream miles in the

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

Voices from the River: A salty fix

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Platter-shaped spadefish are incredibly strong, and great in fish tacos! By Mark Taylor During an interview a number of years ago with a very successful tournament bass angler, the man leaned in and asked in a hushed tone, “Can we go off the record?” “I guess,” I replied, expecting him to give me some inside

Saving salters

Published in Conservation

By Chris Wood I admit that I am a bit of a freak about salter brook trout. You consider yourself a seasoned and knowledgeable angler, only to learn of these furtive coastal fish that occupy saltwater habitat and can grow four inches in a single winter in the salt. Daniel Webster is purported to have

House approves bill to undercut the Clean Water Act

Izaak Walton League of America National Wildlife Federation Trout Unlimited FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Steve Moyer, Vice President for Government Affairs, Trout Unlimited, 703-284-9406Jan Goldman-Carter, Wetlands and Water Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation, 202-797-6894Scott Kovaravics, Conservation Director, Izaak Walton League of America, (301) 548-0150, ext. 223 House approves bill to undercut the Clean Water Act H.R.

Searching for salter brook trout in Maine

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https://login.tu.org/sites/default/files/blog/20160519_145145_resized_7%5B7%5D.jpg Salter brook trout tend to be heavy for their length. (Jeff Reardon photo.) By Jeff Reardon I recently returned from five days in eastern Maine with a group of volunteers from TU, Maine Audubon and the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition (SRBTC), along with staff from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Voices from the River: An ode to the fishing rig

Published in Voices from the river

The fishing rig on the banks of Alaska’s Chena River. By Chris Hunt It was the first brand-new vehicle I ever bought. I showed up at the dealership, pointed to the model in the catalog and simply said, “Order it.” Since that time, it’s been from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. It’s

Late summer highlights in CA: 2017 Casting Call, salmon habitat partnership

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TU’s VP for Western Conservation, Rob Masonis, and other signers of the new Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership flank California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird at the signing ceremony on August 29, 2017. By Sam Davidson During the hottest and driest time of year here in California, salmon and steelhead recently got some welcome

Late summer highlights in CA: 2017 Casting Call, salmon habitat partnership

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TU’s VP for Western Conservation, Rob Masonis, and other signers of the new Central Valley Salmon Habitat Partnership flank California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird at the signing ceremony on August 29, 2017. During the hottest and driest time of year here in California, salmon and steelhead recently got some welcome relief as Trout

New bill helps NW California salmon, steelhead, public lands

Published in Conservation

Guide Leslie Ajari and her father, Bruce, on the Trinity River. The northwest corner of California is famous for a variety of reasons. Its towering redwoods—among the largest living things on Earth, inspire awe and were the “green gold” that drove a century of logging activity to support the build-out of the San Francisco Bay

Fishing, TU and the pandemic

Published in From the President

If your email inbox looks like mine, almost every organization you have ever worked with, joined or “liked” has sent you a note this week about the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.   It’s a sign of how thoroughly this crisis has swept across all of American life. Trout Unlimited is rooted in communities of