Congratulations to Calvin from Mifflinburg, PA for winning the StreamWorks accessories! Remember to subscribe to be eligible for most upcoming giveaways.
Most Fridays on Casting Across are devoted to other people’s contributions in the fly fishing community. Articles, pictures, social media accounts, videos, podcasts, products, and more will be featured on The Last Cast of the Week.
Today, I’m sharing items from Trout Unlimited Chapters: Guadalupe River, Deerfield River, & TU Teens / Madmen.
If you’d like to be featured in the Last Cast of the Week, or have seen something that others might be interested in, use my contact form or shoot me an email (matthew[at]castingacross[dot]com). Also, be sure to subscribe to Casting Across to never miss a post.
It isn’t about how many trout swim in Texas. It is about how many trout anglers and coldwater conservationists call the Lonestar State home. The funsraising efforts of this 6,000+ member Guadalupe River chapter are remarkable. I’d argue that your dedication to a fish and an ecosystem is legitimate if you accomplish the kinds of things that this chapter is; all while being at least a half-day’s drive from good trout fishing. Read about the Troutfest, the chapter, their river, and their hard work.
Trout Unlimited is a multifaceted organization. It isn’t just fly fishing. It isn’t just conservation. It isn’t, believe it or not, just trout. Sometimes, it is about money. No, not the $35 annual dues. A Massachusetts chapter is conducting a survey to demonstrate the economic value of the angling industry for local communities. As is the case most everywhere, dollars will get people to move. The Deerfield chapter wants the Deerfield River to be protected and sustained. Having some positive numbers will help them and their case before policy makers.
The very first TU Teens program was started in Gallipolis by teenage anglers. They routinely provide content for the Trout Unlmited blog. This quick post is a quick recap of what they have been up to the second half of winter. Not only does this initiative show general involvement from young people in fly fishing and conservation, it demonstrates the kind of ownership that will increase the likelihood of these positive influences sticking around in their lives.
Be sure to check out the archives and links below for many, many more Last Cast of the Week articles. And subscribe to make reading all Casting Across as easy as checking your email.