What every environmentally concerned citizen should know about hatchery trout

The McKenzie Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited Chapter 678, and The Caddis Fly invite you to a free lecture by renowned author and environmentalist Anders Halvorsen, author of An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World.

Suppose that, more than a century ago, U.S. government officials became concerned democracy itself was at risk because men seemed to be less virile. And to reverse this trend they decided to populate streams, rivers, and lakes with “an entirely ‘synthetic’ fish”—quarry with which Americans could rediscover their abilities to capture and kill animals. And suppose that, up to the present, these creatures were still being produced and distributed on a massive scale, sometimes even being trained like gladiators and pumped full of the same supplements as the best human athletes so that they would provide a better fight.

Where: Boulevard Grill, 2123 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR (541) 686-2020
When: August 8, 2011, 7:00-9:00 pm
Sponsors: McKenzie Flyfishers, The Caddis Fly Angling Shop, and Trout Unlimited Upper Willamette Chapter (678)

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