Area Shops and Guide Services

Area Shops and Guide Services (we encourage your support of these folks - they support us!) Arkansas River Fly Shop, 7500 W. US Hwy 50, Salida, CO  81201  (719) 539-3474 Broadacres Ranch, 25671 Highway 149, Creede, CO  81130  (719) 658-2291 Fox Creek Store, 26573 Hwy....

Some wonderful words about Mark’s presidency

My 2 cents worth on Mark's presidency by Darrell Lewis (SLVTU Board Member) We could write a book on the list of things accomplished by the Chapter under Mark's leadership. A few things stand out. The presence of Kevin Terry has had a huge impact on the number and...

Spring 2022 | A Note From the New Editor

I have only served on the board for one year. Mark has been a lifeline for me as the rookie Newsletter Editor. I am a student of leadership and have made it one of my mantras to recognize and learn from leaders in my life, Thus I feel compelled to share with you what...

Conejos Meadows Resilient Habitat Project

Fishing is Fun ( POGG1,PMAA,202200002241) Final Report Summary: The Conejos Meadows Resilient Habitat Project created a low flow channel that will improve habitat conditions and connectivity to complex pool refuge habitat in a nearly 2-mile reach (9,200 linear feet)...

Fishing in Cuba

Carefully planned and scheduled to coincide with the all-time peak in Covid cases, Mark DeSanto Jan and I arrived in Havana on January 13, three days ahead of our fishing week.  We rented an entire three-bedroom apartment in a perfect location one block from the...

CTU River Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp

June 12-18, 2022 - Skills, Conservation Principles, and Camaraderie. Colorado Trout Unlimited will host the 17th annual River Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp for teen youth at AEI Base Camp in Taylor Park, Colorado, June 12-18, 2022. Since 2006, youth from across...

Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing Update

Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing Update Outings abound as COVID restrictions were lifted and our group was able to get out on some water for fishing of the extraordinary kind. Special thanks to Stan Price and all who make it possible to bless the life of a veteran...

JIM & JAN on the BAJA

JIM & JAN on the BAJA After two COVID thwarted attempts to schedule this trip, my wife, Jan Crawford, and I finally made it to the Baja in pursuit of sizeable roosterfish, jacks and dorado. Our arrangements included six days of fishing starting on May 22, just two...

2nd Annual Jim Creek Brook Trout Challenge

2nd Annual Jim Creek Brook Trout Challenge Trout Unlimited, alongside agency and organization partners, has been working to protect, secure, and enhance the population of the native Rio Grande cutthroat trout in Jim Creek since 2014. We have built and maintained 5...

Board Meeting on the Rio

Board Meeting on the Rio When SLV TU Chapter President, Mark, announced the last board meeting would be officially conducted in the middle of a float trip on the Rio Grande River near Creede, it was not hard to get attendance even though it was in the middle of busy...

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