Before Tom left for the Bahamas (another tough business trip) he was joined in the studio by Jed Fiebelkorn, host of Trout Unlimited’s cable show ON THE RISE for a discussion on fall fly fishing techniques in the eastern and western United States. In doing so, they also bust a popular myth about trout feeding habits.
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I got an email this morning from Nick Reygaert of Gin-Clear Media, who had noticed we’d posted the trailer for their Tasmania film last week. Nick pointed me to the trailer for the newest Gin-Clear film, “The Source-Iceland,” which offers some spectacular footage from the Land of Fire and Ice. There’s also a New Zealand film, and you can check out that trailer at the Gin-Clear Media Web site.
A nice fall Salmon River steelhead from the top of the Douglaston Salmon Run. photo by Shawn Brillon
Last week, severe rainstorms caused flooding regionwide, and New York’s Salmon River, which normally runs in the 350-to-700-cubic-feet-per-second range, jumped to an astonishing 25,000 cfs. By late this week, though, river levels had dropped to a more manageable 1,500 cfs, and anglers were out in force, chasing steelhead and salmon running out of Lake Ontario. Some of the best fishing…
It’s back to school–and TU’s program, Trout in the Classroom, is part of the curriculum in hundreds of schools around the country. The program helps children learn about trout and conservation by raising trout in aquariums. In this podcast, TU President and CEO Chris Wood talks with two TU volunteers in New York state about their experience teaching children about the wonders of trout and their life cycles. Stacey Weirl is a physical education teacher who teaches kindergarten through fifth grade at the Fox Meadow Elementary School in Scarsdale, New York. Also joining Chris is a longtime TU volunteer, John Genovesi. John is the past president of the Croton Watershed TU chapter and directs the Trout in the Classroom program in Westchester County, New York. For more information about Trout in the Classroom, go to https://www.troutintheclassroom.org/
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The biannual electroshocking fish survey conducted by fisheries officials from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) on the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam allows biologists to determine the size and health of the trout population. This year, Brett Prettyman of The Salt Lake Tribunewent along for the ride and provided some great video that shows how the survey process works, as well as how the electric current…
Orvis receives a lot of letters and emails from customers who have a story to tell, but few of these writers capture the excitement of discovering fly fishing and the wonders of a journey to Alaska the way Emily Williams does. Just 14 years old, this high-school freshman from Princeton, Massachusetts, displays language and observational skills well beyond her years. And it seems she’s pretty good with that fly rod, too. Click “Read More” to enjoy Emily’s story.