Monthly Archives: September 2012

Utah Single Fly kicks off on the Green

Fifteen teams of four anglers each gathered Thursday evening at Red Canyon Lodge near Dutch John, Utah, to draw guides for today’s fourth annual Utah Single Fly tournament on the storied Green River. The event, which helps benefit TU’s on-the-ground … Continue reading

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Two natives, two friends, two streams

  by Tom Reed New country and old friends. A foundation, a beginning. An idea. Each year we’d each pick a stream on our borders, a thin blue line of water splashing from high mountain hold in country without roads, … Continue reading

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Philosophy of the sporting life: A meditation on why.

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series by members of TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project. For more, visit www.oursportingheritage.org, a site dedicated to protecting our backcountry resources.   There was a summer I spent as a wild child in … Continue reading

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Are We Neglecting the East in TROUT?

As you know, I’m relatively new to this job as editor of TROUT magazine, and I certainly want to shape this publication in a way that satisfies the interests of all TU members (and potential members), no matter where they … Continue reading

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Do we need another Pebble panel?

A lot has been made the last few weeks of the Pebble Limited Partnership, the group of foreign-based companies that want to dig the world’s largest open-pit mine in the salmon-rich headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, and its decision to … Continue reading

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Tis the season of the sportsman: Fall blog series

The wind came up quite early this morning. It rustled through the trees outside my window, gently thumping the blinds as it continued through the streets. It was a subtle sign, but a sign nonetheless. It’s fall. We’ve been seeing … Continue reading

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Senate moves Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 forward one small step

It might just have been a small step forward in the wee hours of last Saturday morning, but the U.S. Senate voted to add the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 to the top of its calendar after it returns from its … Continue reading

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Home water

I fished the Green River this week – my home water. I do not remember my first time on the Green any more than I remember the first fish I caught from its waters.  In my life, this river has … Continue reading

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‘Last Salmon Forest’ wins award from The Drake

Congratulations to filmmakers Ian Majszak and Bryan Gregson for getting a bit of recognition for their new short film about Trout Unlimited’s Tongass 77 campaign in Southeast Alaska. The film has captured a “best cinematography” award from The Drake Magazine’s 7th Annual Fly … Continue reading

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Right call for brookies on the Tellico

Earlier this week, a federal judge upheld a U.S. Forest Service decision to keep off-road vehicles out of sensitive native brook trout habitat in the Tellico River drainage in the Nantahala National Forest–excessive ORV use was contributing silt and sediment … Continue reading

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