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Blog Post BY mtdave ON January 22, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
West Slope TU Tie-a-thon for Veterans!
Over 1000 flies tied for Warriors and Quiet Waters.  Way to go West Slope TU!  
The Madison Gallatin TU Banquet is coming up on February 25th.  MGTU will be running the outstanding mobile bidding platform from GiveSmart which will allow you to bid on and buy some GREAT fishing gear and fishing trips through your smartphone!
Blog Post BY mtdave ON January 10, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Bud Lilly
Bud Lilly died on January 4th at the age of 91.  Bud was a Montana fly fishing icon, a legend in the fly fishing industry, and he was deeply involved in the beginning of Trout Unlimited in Montana.  I met Bud in 1977.
With support from TU VSP Advisory Council member Joe Butler, I had the amazing opportunity to exhibit and talk about the TU VSP program at the 2017 Student Veterans of America National Conference.  I spent 3 days talking with student veterans from across the country.
To celebrate our veterans members of the Blue Ridge Mountain Chapter #696 joined with Project Healing Waters at Noontootla Creek Farms to honor those whose have served our country. Fishing, friends and food and the healing effects of water, wind and sunshine. Doesn't get much better that that.
Tiber Reservoir east of Shelby has tested positive for the larvae of aquatic mussels, a tiny invasive species with a hard shell that can cause big impacts to boats, fish and water infrastructure such as hydroelectric dams.
Blog Post BY mtdave ON November 15, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Glacier National Park Closed to Boating
Glacier National Park announced in a press release on Thursday that in response to the recent detection of invasive mussel populations in central Montana, the park has issued an interim boating closure within all park waters.
Blog Post BY mtdave ON November 11, 2016 - 2 COMMENTS
Veterans Day and Trout Unlimited
Today is Veterans Day! Thank you to all our nation's veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedoms!
Thank you to Pere Marquette TU for its support and thank you to all the PMTU volunteers and the guides who donated their services to this great event.  We hope you have a wonderful time and some great fishing!  
The 2016 TU Annual Meeting in Bozeman is in the books!  It was a wonderful event with record attendance at the meeting and record participation in the Annual Meeting Fishing Day!