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One of the best ways to make the experience a great one is to use kid-friendly equipment. A full setup on the fly rod might be too much at once for beginners, so using a closed spin cast rod or simpler setups (possibly Tenkara) which are much less intimidating.  
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A report published by the Colorado River Research Group takes a look at the word "drought" and why it might be time to retire its usage based on the data seen from the Colorado River Basin.
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 I hate eating trout. In fact, I attribute my catch and release practice almost entirely to hair-thin bones and the way a trout’s flavorless flesh piles up in my cheeks while I battle my throat’s refusal to swallow. Friends have suggested that I don’t know how to cook trout. True as that may be, I [ READ MORE... ]
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As anglers, we are out there in the field, witnessing firsthand the stream closures and warmer waters and burned landscapes. What we’re seeing, year after year, is evidence piling up of profound changes in the air and under our feet. But at present, I’m not sure about our individual and collective [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY rscholfield ON June 25, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Voices from the River: Pig
I know of a 7-inch brown that ate its 4-inch cousin not long before having a go at my 2-inch Chernobyl Ant, which, when considered with the previously mentioned anecdotes, suggests the possibility that the trout’s appetite control is less a talent to be envied than a myth to be rejected. So maybe I [ READ MORE... ]
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Check out this new video produced by Trout Unlimited and Arizona Wildlife Federation explaining the risks uranium mining poses to the world-class fishing and wildlife habitat around the Grand Canyon and Kaibab National Forest--among the places potentially degraded could be the outstanding trout f
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Check out this new American Rivers podcast in which Scott Yates, director of TU's Western Water Project, joins Taylor Hawes of The Nature Conservancy to talk about new strategies for decreasing water demand among agriculture users and other Colorado River stakeholders.
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This is what Trout Unlimited is all about. For more than a decade, TU has worked with Denver Water, Grand County and other stakeholders to keep water in the Fraser River, a key tributary of the Upper Colorado River near Fraser, Colorado. That hard work and dogged persistence has paid off in recent [ READ MORE... ]
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Consider how many of our highest quality fisheries (and grazing pastures) were literally made by beavers. They cleared trees to build their dams, which filled with trapped sediment and forced channel migration across floodplains. Over time, floodplains expanded and thickened thanks to further [ READ MORE... ]
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There is usually a lot of food to be had, the fish are pushed right to the banks and with lower visibility they are not as spooky. If you can time your outing to coincide with water levels coming down even just slightly from their peak, this can be a great window. Remember to be safe when wading or [ READ MORE... ]
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