Monthly Archives: September 2010

TU members show off their tattoos

We asked readers to share photos of tattoos that show a love for all things fishing and trout. Needless to say, we haven’t been disappointed. Stefan McLeod’s actions and spirit is inspiring to say the least. It makes me miss … Continue reading

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Further reading: Of Kids and Brook Trout

The fall issue of TROUT provides extensive coverage on the native brook trout, as well as on the prospects for future generations of conservationists to carry the torch of coldwater conservation. Check out this blog entry entitled, “Of Kids and … Continue reading

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Extended Q&A with Nick Karas, Brook Trout author

When Nick Karas released Brook Trout in 1997, it carved out a comprehensive history of the fish where none existed before. Thus, it was no surprise that his work became the seminal reference book for the beloved but often abused … Continue reading

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An introduction

By now some of you have noticed a new name popping up here on the blog, Samantha Carmichael. I wanted to introduce myself as the new Assistant Editor. Hannah Moulton-Belec has moved on to another publication. I come to Trout … Continue reading

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PETA Aims at Anglers–Below the Belt

Although this recent ad campaign from PETA seems like a bad Saturday Night Live skit, unfortunately, it’s not. It’s the organization’s latest (and lame) attempt to use anglers in its animal rights campaign. The ad asks “whether men who spend … Continue reading

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Check out this TU staffer’s ink

  Volunteer Operations Coordinator Andy Snyder shows that he is a dedicated fisherman with his fly tattoo. Do you have a fishing or TU related tattoo? Let us know. Email a photo of the tattoo to scarmichael@tu.org and then check back … Continue reading

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Eleven must-have books

Throughout American history, written works ranging from Common Sense to The Jungle have inspired rebellion, social movements and renaissance. In the same way, books have helped motivate conservationists to protect our wild places for future generations of anglers and sportsmen … Continue reading

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Audio Slideshow from Bristol Bay Fly Fishing Academy 2010

Here’s some images and interview excerpts from this summer’s fly fishing and guide academy, sponsored in part by Trout Unlimited Alaska, in Ekwok, an Alaska Native village in the Bristol Bay watershed.

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Behnke revisites topic of Lahontan cutthroat

Bob Behnke weighs in with his thoughts on the Pilot peak Lahontan cutthroat, detailed in the summer 2010 issue of Trout.   The story of the Lahontan cutthroat trout of Pilot Peak in the summer issue states that “genetic testing” … Continue reading

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Saving the rare Blueback Trout

About 5,000 years ago the blueback trout followed melting glacers into the ponds of New England. Now, the once abundant population has dwindled to alarming levels. One of the causes of this population decline has been the introduction of the rainbow … Continue reading

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