S2:E14 Lessons from the Yellowstone River Closure

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The Yellowstone River closure late last month confirmed once again how fragile our rivers are. In one week, about 4,000 fish (mostly whitefish) died due to a parasite. Some sections that were closed have been reopened, but jury is still out on the source of the parasite. In this episode, we tell our stories of the rivers we love and how the Yellowstone River closure makes us appreciate each moment on the river.

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What rivers hold a special place for you? How do the lessons the Yellowstone River closure apply to the rivers you fish?

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Links Related to This Week’s Episode

    More Sections of the Yellowstone Reopened

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Press Release

Episode 25: TU’s Dave Kumlien on Fly Fishing and Conservation

A River Runs Through It

Conservation and fly fishing are like an old married couple. They’ve been together so long that it’s hard to remember their life before. Yet it’s critical to educate younger generations on the fragile ecosystems of our cold water fisheries. And there are simple, practical things fly fishers can do to step up and join the global conservation efforts. In this interview with Trout Unlimited’s Dave Kumlien, Steve and Dave explore the current state of fly fishing and conservation.

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