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It's still a bit blustery here in the West. The only thing predictable about the weather is that it will be perfectly unpredictable. Yesterday in Idaho Falls, we endured an early spring snow squall followed by a quick downpour of rain and then enjoyed sunny skies the rest of the day. But we had to [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fishing soft-goods manufacturer Patagonia is starting its first-ever Worn Wear Fishing Gear Repair tour on April 13, and I'll be visiting the Jackson Hole tour stop on May 3 to get a pair of Patagonia waders patched by the pros. For free.   Patagonia’s Worn Wear wagon will hit the road, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Shauna Stephenson Resolutions in January are dumb.  I really can't get into making any sort of rule for myself when there's only seven hours of daylight and simply getting the newspaper feels like an expedition across the arctic tundra. Leniency. Naps. Snacks. Sweat pants. These are things I can [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," available online for overnight delivery.  Just like it's always shocking to hear your own voice, it can also be surprising to see what you look like when you cast. There's a reason ballet studios and music rooms have large [ READ MORE... ]
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Big-game reels, like this Sage Spectrum MAX, are vital for anglers who chase big fish, particularly in saltwater. But for trout anglers, fly reels aren't nearly as important as a good rod, or a good fly line.  Fly reels are, at their core, simple instruments, and for trout anglers, rarely should [ READ MORE... ]
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By Toner Mitchell We in the conservation community are correct to plead the cause of saving the environment for future generations. It’s a fundamental survival instinct common to all life forms, even, as many have argued, to genes. A gold mine at the Bristol Bay headwaters means death, opposing it [ READ MORE... ]
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Art for trout's sake
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Using pieces of torn, pre-dyed, handmade Japanese paper, artist and writer Joan Mead-Matsui has crafted a fishy piece of art and is hoping to benefit Trout Unlimited and Casting for Recovery by offering the print for sale to TU members. The form of art, Chigirie (pronounced CHIG-eer-ee-ay) [ READ MORE... ]
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By Scott Willoughby  Within the eclectic community commonly known as “hunters and anglers,” I like to think of myself as “all the above.” But I realize not everyone checks both the hook and bullet boxes, and confess that I’m generally amused by the accepted tendency to place all breed of sportsmen [ READ MORE... ]
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Students from Marine Park Intermediate School in Brooklyn By Chris Wood Lilli Genovesi is in the eye of the hurricane. How else could she—with her awesome partners at the New York Dept. of Environmental Protection, the Dept. of Environmental Conservation and local TU chapters—manage over 250 [ READ MORE... ]
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A small-stream native cutthroat trout caught using a 1-weight fly rod. Photo by Chris Hunt. Editor's note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts designed to help new fly fishers get started in the craft.  In previous posts, we've recognized that the fly-fishing world is a tough nut to [ READ MORE... ]
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