Conservation Projects

Work at Warm Springs Creek

The Ted Trueblood Chapter is working with the Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association on restoring aquatic habitat at Warm Springs Creek, a tiny tributary to the Boise River in east Boise. Our most recent work was organized with One Stone students who helped dig down the stream channel to make it possible to do the planting of cottonwood tree cuttings in the photo above, taken during the work session on Saturday March 19.

Earlier in the winter we had work crews with Riverstone School help dig out the inner channel and place the biologs to define the channel so that willow and cottonwood can be planted to eventually provide shade to this section of stream.

We soaked the cottonwood trees in the creek for a day prior to the planting effort on the 19th.

Trout Camp

Trout Camp Lottery Open

Our 14th annual Trout Camp (started in 2009) will be June 27 – July 1, 2022. First day at MK Nature Center (June 27) and then at Silver Creek Plunge (June 28-July 1).

We are opening up registration and there are always more people interested than we can accommodate! So this year we are doing a lottery with registration open until March 25.

Sign up at this link to get interested youth entered in the lottery.

Announcement of the drawing results will be early April.


March 9 Trueblood Chapter Meeting

Skwalas– The Hidden Hatch

Presented by Troy Pearse

As we move into March, Skwala nymphs are starting to migrate to the shore to get ready to hatch.  Most Skwala activity goes unnoticed by anglers, but the trout pay attention and are looking for an easy meal.  Skwalas are the first chance of the season to cast a big dry fly for trout, but the hatch can be elusive, frustrating and many anglers miss out. Understanding hatch dynamics is especially important for success.   Come and learn about the Skwala stonefly and how to fish the hatch from the nymph migration to egg laying adults.

Troy Pearse is the Conservation Director at Boise Valley Fly Fishers. He loves to fly fish and is a spey casting and steelhead junkie.  An Idaho native, Troy has been fishing Idaho waters literally since the day he was born.  He specializes in matching the hatch and his fascination with aquatic insects led him to create the Bugometer—a simple tool for measuring bug size—and writing an article about matching the hatch for American Angler titled “Size Matters”. 


Feb. 9 Trueblood Chapter meeting


February 9th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited Presents: 

Taking Another Look at the Boise River

A presentation by Jose Karry 

Join us this Wednesday, February 9th, as the Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents Jose Karry, “Taking another look at the Boise River.”

The Boise River runs through our backyard. As such, it is often overlooked for more “favorable” waters. This presentation aims to challenge that perspective and educate us on this amazing fishery. Hopefully, by better understanding this river, we can fish more ethically and successfully for years to come.


Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo

We are set up with our booth at the Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo. Come by and see us Friday or Saturday!

Chapter Meeting


November 10th, 2021
at 6:30 p.m.

Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited

A presentation by Daniel Ritz 

Western Native Trout
In Western Public Waters

Join us as Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited board member Daniel Ritz takes us on a journey around the West, sharing his experience completing the Western Native Trout Challenge over the summer of 2021. Over the course of his trip, Ritz completed a 40-part series for Trout Unlimited’s digital magazine.

Live on Youtube !Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021
6:30 p.m. (MST)


October Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, October 13th 

6 PM (Mountain Time)

The Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited Presents:

Boise based, internationally known angler Erik Moncada shares his experience fishing high mountain lakes. 

Click Here to Watch on YouTube

Click Here to Watch on Facebook

Unable to watch tonight? The program will be saved at both locations to be watched at your conveniece.


Parking Lot Sale


May 11 Chapter Meeting

T O N I G H T !

TU Member Online Meeting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
at 6:30 p.m.

Tim Flagler

Trout Spey

Trout Spey is nothing new, it’s just a more effective way to swing flies like streamers, soft-hackles and classic wet flies. Yes, you can use it for nymphing and dry fly fishing, but swinging and stripping is where trout spey works best. The real difference comes when you employ either single-hand or two-hand spey casting techniques. These make for no back casts to worry about, much longer casts, easy, fast changes of cast direction, more effective mending and generally more relaxed fishing. Presentation is largely video-based but includes an equipment show-and-tell at the end. 


April 14 meeting

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Online at 6:00 PM

Trout Unlimited
The Snake River,
and Dams

 At our next public meeting on Wednesday, April 14th, The Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents the Trout Unlimited staff discussing the Snake River, Salmon, and Dams.

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity  to restore and recover Snake River salmon and steelhead through Rep. Mike Simpson’sThe Northwest in Transition concept. Broad and all-encompassing we need your help to advance this comprehensive and long-term solution in the Columbia River basin. The time is now to make serious investments in moving the region forward together, to recover our salmon while advancing our economy and investing in the future of our region.

Join us to learn more about the current trends of Snake River salmon and steelhead as well as Rep. Simpson’sThe Northwest in Transition.