Welcome to Vanguard Chapter, Trout Unlimited

from Larry Butts, Chapter President

Trout Unlimited is first and foremost a conservation organization dedicated to conserve, protect and restore Michigan's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. But the dirty little secret is that a very large percentage of our members also love to fish. Wading a picturesque river or flowing with the current in a drift boat, we truly enjoy our rivers, lakes and streams. Our love of the outdoors leads us to participate in these conservation efforts. We are always looking for new members to support our conservation efforts with their time or money.

TU came in to being when a group of like minded men decided that something had to be done to restore rivers that had been damaged by logging, and to restore our fisheries. They saw the need and did something about it. Vanguard Chapter, along with the other 19 chapters in Michigan have collectively done much to conserve and protect, and continue with their work projects every year. The problem is that we are facing not one but two new invasive species in our waters and it has largely gone unnoticed. You may have read about the New Zealand Mud Snail and "Rock Snot" or didymos. Due to their size the microscopic mud snails are easily overlooked, but their impact on the fish in the infected areas is huge. As has been mentioned in past articles this year it is vitally important to educate our members and other groups that use our rivers, to wash their boots, shoes, waders and boots in Formula 409 after each trip or before going to another river or stream. Doing so will prevent the spread of these organisms.

You can also share this information with others you see on the water. Canoes, boats, inner tubes etc are used most every day in the summer and these folks are generally unaware of the situation. A friendly conservation can help more that you might realize, and maybe even get a new member for TU.

Riverview Outing 2019

See the flyer under the EVENTS tab for more information.

Mid West Fly Fishing Expo -  March 9 and 10
We are selling raffle tickets now, that will be drawn at the expo to raise money for our conservation projects.
$5 each with the chance to win a Sage Fly rod combo or a weekend for two at the Au Sable Riverview Resort at  McMasters Bridge.
Go to the DONATE page to purchase your tickets.

Lady Anglers in Action
 Lady Anglers in Action 2019
   Sunday, July 21, 2019 9-4 PM 
  at Rochester Hills Museum
  1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
  Rochester Hills, MI 48306
Beginner and intermediate instruction includes:
  Casting, Fly tying, Knots, Water conservation etc.
 Raffle prizes and Lunch included.
Maximum: 25 participants
Cost $25.00
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