Behind the Fin with Nick Krishnan

Join us Behind the Fin with Nicholas Hari Krishnan, Graduate Student and Colorado Trout Unlimited Community Outreach Intern. 

How long have you been a TU member?

 I’ve been a TU member for about three years.

Why did you become a member and what chapter are you involved with?

I joined TU because it felt important that if I was using resources (the water) that TU protects, then I should support TU and get involved in protecting these resources.  I am a member of the Cutthroat chapter, but I would like to get more involved with the Greenbacks.

What made you want to be involved with TU?

What sparked my involvement with TU was the idea that fly fishing is predominantly practiced by a specific demographic and I wanted to do something to bring more diversity in to the sport, especially for those coming from underprivileged backgrounds.

What is your favorite activity or project you have done with TU?

Thus far my favorite project with TU has been organizing our pilot program for underprivileged youth outreach.

 Nick giving some fly casting tips before the students hit the water.

Nick giving some fly casting tips before the students hit the water.

I know you won’t tell me your favorite spot, but what is your second favorite place to fish or favorite fishing story?

One of my favorite fishing spots is the Blue river below Dillon.  That is where I went fly fishing for the first time, caught my first fish on a fly, and one of my favorite things to do in Colorado is snowboard at Keystone for half a day and fish the blue for half a day.

What does being a part of TU mean to you?

 Students lined the banks of Clear Creek to practice their new learned skills from Nick's outreach program.

Students lined the banks of Clear Creek to practice their new learned skills from Nick's outreach program.

For me, being a part of TU means that I am not just using our natural resources but also helping to protect them and helping to teach younger generations how they can protect our natural resources as well.

What else do you do in your spare time or work?

I’m kind of obsessed with sports, I love playing soccer, basketball and flag football and I’ll watch just about any sport.