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Paint Creek Valley

The opening of Paint Creek Valley adds 2.1 additional miles of publicly accessible trout water in Iowa. The property was purchased by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation a decade after the project was initially pursued, and now has been transferred to the Iowa DNR. It totals 368 acres of land in Allamakee County, just southeast […] The post Paint Creek Valley appeared first on ROD & RIVET.

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Fish Local

Here’s a cool little project I helped out with. Locally Grown Clothing Company is making a shirt to benefit Trout Unlimited’s Driftless Area Restoration Effort (TUDARE).  They’re American Apparel blanks, made in USA. Update: Order on our online shop and $12 from the sale will go to TUDARE. Shop.rodandrivet.com The post Fish Local appeared first on ROD & RIVET.

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Woolly Bugger IPA

                Trout Unlimited North Bear Chapter (TUNB) is teaming up with Madhouse Brewing in Des Moines, IA to make a limited edition beer called Woolly Bugger Citra Session IPA. A portion of profits will go to TUNB to further their coldwater conservation efforts in the region. The beer will […] The post Woolly Bugger IPA appeared first on ROD & RIVET.

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Trout Unlimited Art Show

                As the Vice President of the North Bear Chapter of Trout Unlimited, I’d like to invite you to our annual fundraiser this Saturday at Jasper Winery in Des Moines from 6:30-8:30PM. We’ll have 25-30 pieces of fishing and outdoor related art on display. We’re giving away a […] The post Trout Unlimited Art Show appeared first on ROD & RIVET.

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Winter Scouting and Fishing

Winter trout fishing in Iowa is a unique experience. While Iowa trout streams typically aren’t overcrowded, they’re even less pressured when the mercury falls and deer season begins. I enjoy the quiet and the beauty of fishing this time of year. With this in mind, I made a recent trek to the NE corner of […] The post Winter Scouting and Fishing appeared first on ROD & RIVET.

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