January 21, 2019

In support of the forthcoming book Fly Fishing Wyoming's Cloud Peak Wilderness, this is the first part of a series that will introduce you to the multitude of trout you can chase in the Cloud Peak.

Yellowstone cutthroat trout

Native to the Bighorn Mountains, Yellowstone...

November 9, 2018

My last post questioned--rather dramatically--whether conservation was dead?  While there is concern that the conservation coalition has begun to fracture into tribes that will ultimately hinder on-the-ground conservation efforts, there is still hope.  Today,  my home...

April 15, 2018

I was beginning to worry as the brown valley hillsides gave way to snow as I drove up the mountain highway leading to Yellowstone National Park.  Then the rain started...in April...in the snow-packed mountains of northern Wyoming.

I was passing prime fish...

March 20, 2018

As I wrote in a previous post, the Endangered Species Act is coming under assault in the 115th Congress.  This last week E&E News reported that bills were introduced in both the House and Senate that would fundamentally undermine the protections currently offered under...

March 13, 2018

The summer 2017 issue of Trout magazine from Trout Unlimited, couldn't be more timely.  The entirety of the issue is dedicated to addressing the value and conservation challenges associated with maintaining native trout in a world that is undergoing rapid environmental...

February 11, 2018

High mountain brook trout in the Rockies, enormous rainbows on the Miracle Mile, savage browns in the lower Big Horn River-- I'm sure you've heard about each of these at least a time or two.  Heck, maybe you've even had the opportunity to cast to one or more of them. W...

September 18, 2017

My childhood home-waters were filled with brook, brown, and rainbow trout, and continue to be today.  I'm as thankful today as I was then that my favorite streams were teeming with trout just waiting for a young boy to cast a fly to them.

I was stunned to learn years la...

August 7, 2017

Our 26th president's name is increasingly bandied about as uncertainty over the future of our natural resources, particularly those on public lands, reaches new heights. Leaving aside the hyperbole and knee-jerk reactions to the daily gyrations that surround our curren...

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