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Blog Post BY walt_gasson ON January 17, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Pescador on the Fly
One of the best things about my job – and there are a lot of best things – is working with young companies. These are businesses, often run by young entrepreneurs, who haven’t been on the fly fishing scene for very long. Don’t get me wrong, I love all our TU Business members. I love working with [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout Unlimited has partnered with KastKing on a branded wader changing mat. The KastKing Wader Changer has a retail selling price of $19.98. KastKing will donate 5% of every sale to Trout Unlimited. KastKing will have a limited quantity available at the Denver CO and Edison NJ Fly Fishing Shows in [ READ MORE... ]
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People sometimes ask me why I’m such an advocate for the small businesses – the family-owned fly shops, outfitters and other businesses - that make fly fishing happen in America. I don’t make any excuses for that advocacy, but I try not to get real preachy about it either. I usually just tell them [ READ MORE... ]
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The Vedavoo Rod Holster – simplicity defined. Made in the U.S.A., this belt-worn rod holster from our friends at Vedavoo is an awesome addition to the arsenal of any angler who wants a place to secure a rod out of the way while re-rigging or who wants a second rod at the ready. Simply drop the butt [ READ MORE... ]
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We asked over 800 Trout Unlimited members about where they go for fishing information.  The number one answer? Fly shops – by far. Over 71% of the respondents indicated that they went to fly shops for information on fishing. Ahead of TU, ahead of friends, ahead of magazines, ahead of everything [ READ MORE... ]
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Socks – unless you live in a climate a lot friendlier than Wyoming, you wear ‘em. But that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. How’d you like to lose those white crews and wear some socks that stand out? Better yet, how’d you like to have awesome socks and do some great things for cold, clean [ READ MORE... ]
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It was the movie that brought thousands of new people to fly fishing. Director Robert Redford's interpretation of Norman Maclean's classic novella about family and fly fishing was an overwhelming success when it came out in the fall of 1992. Set in Missoula, Mont., in the 1920s it brought the [ READ MORE... ]
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 It was the movie that brought thousands of new people to fly fishing. Director Robert Redford's interpretation of Norman Maclean's classic novella about family and fly fishing was an overwhelming success when it came out in the fall of 1992. Set in Missoula, Montana in the 1920's it brought the [ READ MORE... ]
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Maybe you’re already planning to attend the Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting in Roanoke, VA in September. You should be – it’s going to be great. Maybe you’re planning to arrive a little early and do some fishing. Good idea! While you’re there, you must – repeat: MUST – visit Mossy Creek Fly Fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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Like any organization, Trout Unlimited is an aggregation of people who share a common interest – in our case, fish and fishing. One of the great things about TU is the people you meet who care so much about trout and salmon in America. Take Coy Wylie, for example.