The Trout Unlimited Costa 5 Rivers Program is community of over 140 College conservationfocused angling clubs around the country that seeks to engage the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts through recreational fishing and advocacy for the fisheries that unite us. 

A past TU 5 Rivers participant makes a cast at the 2019 Northeast Rally.

Over the past year, clubs around the country have had to retool to not only keep members engaged while dealing with restrictions brought on by Covid-19. 5 Rivers is no different. Over the past year, we have pivoted to provide more online resources for young anglers across the country. Below you will find a few of the initiatives we are doing to engage younger anglers. 

 Emerging, the official TU Costa 5 Rivers Podcast, presented by Simms Fishing Products premiered this past fall as a resource for anglers getting into the sport. Emerging seeks to give a voice to people and issues that shape the future of angling and waters that fish rely on. Episodes are published every other Friday during the school year on various platforms including Spotify and Apple podcasts.

Riffs and Riffles is aInstagram live webcast series that invites guests from the industry to share helpful tips and insights on various topics from steelhead to musky to saltwater fly-tying techniques. These episodes are published every other Thursday on the @tucosta5rivers Instagram and are available via IGTV to watch at your convenience. When tuning in live, you have an opportunity to win some great Costa Sunglasses gear!

River cleanup! Two students raise their trash from a 2019 5 Rivers Rally.

In addition, we have expanded our partnership with the Fly Fishing Film (F3T) for the coming years. TU Costa 5 Rivers affiliated clubs will now have access to a variety of perks to include exclusive on-campus premiere rights for F3T starting the fall of 2021!  

For more information or to start your own TU Costa 5 Rivers college angling community on your campus, visit or email 




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