TU Debuts on ESPN This Fall

Trout Unlimited Television (TUTV), a new series that premiered October 4 on ESPN2, spotlights "complete anglers"—fishermen who know that conservation is as important as fly selection.

Airing Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m. (ET), TUTV will feature the best of TU's conservation work, presented in the context of great trout and salmon fishing nationwide. Each episode will be re-broadcast twice on Wednesdays, at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (ET). More programming information will appear on www.tu.org.

Hosted by Tim Linehan, 1995 Montana Guide of the Year, TUTV will be the first outdoor program to combine visits to world-class fishing destinations with education about the threats to America's wild trout and salmon. Through the stories of TU members and other "complete anglers" who are giving something back to the fisheries they love, the 13-episode series will illustrate the links between great fishing, clean rivers, and a healthy environment.

Episodes were shot this summer on the Beaver Kill, Delaware, Willowemoc, Big Blackfoot, Clark Fork, Yellowstone, Snake, Madison, and Truckee Rivers. Other locations include Wisconsin's Kickapoo River, Oregon's Deschutes River, and Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.

While each half-hour episode will feature key projects or issues that affect coldwater fish, the show is not a "doom and gloom" environmental documentary. Each episode is full of fishing action and information on angling tactics and techniques.

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