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Video: What Could You Do with 1,000 Miles of New Trout Habitat?


Written by: Phil Monahan

The more habitat opened to spawning, the more fish like this Bonneville cutthroat trout anglers can pursue.
photo courtesy Trout Unlimited

The Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles Campaign is an ongoing project to reconnect streams across the U.S., creating miles of spawning habitat and fishable water. Here’s a great video that explains why. . .

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Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles: George Creek


Written by: Daryl Kenny

George Creek culvert prior to replacement. Note width of outflow pool and overflow pipe, above right.
Photo by NNWC

George Creek Culvert Project – Nestucca River, Oregon

The Nestucca River on Oregon’s North Coast is a major producer of wild salmon (chinook, coho, chum) and trout (winter steelhead and coastal cutthroat). George Creek is a critical spawning and rearing tributary to the lower Nestucca used by all of these species.

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Fly-Fishing Industry Leaders Urge Congress to Protect Headwaters


Written by: Phil Monahan

Orvis Vice Chairman Dave Perkins is passionate about protecting the upper reaches of streams.
Photo by Nancy McKinnon

Trout Unlimited is fighting back against those who would block rule changes to restore protections to headwater streams. Among those lobbying Washington are the heads of prominent fly-fishing companies, including our own Dave Perkins. Here’s the TU release: . . .

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Rare: A Recipe for Seafood Survival


Fresh catch on ice
Photo by Associated Press

The following is a piece that recently appeared in the Huffington Post, authored by PBS “Saving the Ocean” host Carl Safina and Rare CEO Brett Jenks:

You know that hunger and the oceans are on a collision course when your 89-year-old mother phones you — as Safina’s mom did this morning — and says, “Did you see the article saying that we’re driving seafood extinct? We’d better go get some oysters and some blackfish before they’re all gone!” The irony wasn’t entirely lost on her…

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Trout Bum of the Week XLII: Bryan Gregson


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bryan’s work takes him to some amazing places, such as the jungles of Bolivia.
All photos courtesy Bryan Gregson

Bryan Gregson is a Bozeman-based photographer whose images of fly fishing and snow sports have graced pretty much every magazine dealing with these subjects. A Utah native, he has. . .

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Trout Unlimited’s “Protecting Special Places” Initiative Focuses on Areas at Risk from Fracking


Written by: Phil Monahan

The same shale geology that makes for great streams also draws natural-gas exploration.
Photo courtesy Trout Unlimited

Last month, Trout Unlimited released a new report highlighting outstanding public fishing and hunting areas in the Central Appalachian region that are at risk from shale. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XL: Todd Tanner


Written by: Phil Monahan

Todd Tanner cradles a remarkable Dean River steelhead.
All photos courtesy Todd Tanner

Todd Tanner is a freelance writer and former fly-fishing guide whose work can be seen in every issue of Sporting Classics (in which he writes a column), as well as a host of other sporting publications. A native of New York State, Todd now lives in Bigfork, Montana, where he also

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