Category Archives: history

Montana: In the beginning, there was fishing

by Patrick Byorth “Fishing has become an important part of Montana’s culture and economy.”  So Devlan Geddes concluded his recent argument before the Montana Supreme Court over a bridge access dispute.  Practically, Mr. Geddes was correct, that angling casts several … Continue reading

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Elwha

  By Rob Masonis I never imagined that 4-inch grey cores composed of cement and aggregate could be so highly prized. But these particular cores – which were part of a dam on the Elwha River blocking some of the … Continue reading

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Online Event: Clean Water Act 101

Please join us on Tuesday April 9th at 8:00 pm Eastern time for the online training, “The Clean Water Act 101.”  Steve Moyer and Zach Cockrum from TU’s Government Affairs team will discuss the history of the Clean Water Act … Continue reading

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Beavers play role in protecting trout from worst of changing climate

By John Zablocki Heraclitus of Ephesus, an ancient Greek philosopher, is quoted to have said “No man steps in the same river twice.” One supposes this Greek sage was a fly-fisherman. Anybody that’s fished our nation’s wild trout streams long … Continue reading

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A Serendipitous Stumble upon Theodore Roosevelt

“I ask of you the straightforward, earnest performance of duty in all the little things that come up day by day in business, in domestic life, in every way, and then when the opportunity comes, if you have thus done … Continue reading

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The Greenbacks, young professionals pursue the TU mission

In the winter issue of TROUT there was the article: Let ‘Em Run… Colorado’s “Greenbacks” Group Involves the Young Professional Crowd in the TU mission. The group of men and women are a mix of members from other Colorado chapters and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Aldo Leopold

Happy Birthday Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 – April 21, 1948) — American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, hunter, fisherman, professor, philospher, conservationist and widely considered the “father of wildlife management.” He may perhaps be best known for his 1949 classic, “A Sand County … Continue reading

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Good Sam guidance makes fixing past mistakes a whole lot easier

Something big happened in Washington this week, and maybe, because of it, waters I couldn’t fish as a kid will be cleansed and restored so my own kids will have a chance to enjoy something I couldn’t. On Wednesday, the … Continue reading

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Top TU volunteer awarded with Patagonia Sur adventure

Casting a fly to wild Patagonian trout and salmon is atop many an angler’s bucket list. What better way to say thank you to Peg Keller? One of the founding members of TU’s Coldwater Conservation Fund, an avid fly fisher, … Continue reading

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