James “Greg” Porter targets wilderness trout in the mountains of Wyoming on an episode of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Brotherhood Outdoors TV series airing the week of Dec. 2 on the Sportsman Channel.
Porter, of New Castle, Indiana, is a member of United Association (UA) Local 440 Plumbers & Pipefitters. A journeyman plumber and jobsite foreman, he’s also a life-long angler and hunter.
On the home front, Porter and his partner Michelle raised five foster children over a six-year period. During that time, he passed on his passion for the outdoors, while teaching them valuable fishing, shooting and camping skills along the way.
Porter’s spirit of mentorship and dedication to his craft earned him an appearance on the award-winning Brotherhood Outdoors series, which whisks hardworking and deserving union members away on fishing or hunting adventures of a lifetime.
Porter’s destination is the rugged backcountry of the Wind River Indian Reservation, a short cast from Shoshone National Forest and Yellowstone National Park. There, he joins USA Conservation and Communications Director Forrest Parker on an epic fly-fishing expedition, plying pristine lakes and streams flush with hard-fighting cutthroat trout.
Guided by Garrett and Austin Nimmo of Legacy Outfitters, Porter and Parker experience unparalleled action. “I do a lot of bass, catfish and crappie fishing on popular local waters at home,” said Porter. “Fishing waters few people have ever seen, and catching so many good trout each day, was a dream come true.”
“It’s probably one of the greatest fishing trips I’ve ever been on,” added Parker.
After the five-day wilderness adventure, Brotherhood Outdoors travels to Porter’s hometown, where viewers get a glimpse of his jobsite duties and how he and Michelle steered five young lives toward good citizenship and the great outdoors.
Catch it all when Porter’s episode airs on the Sportsman Channel Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Eastern. Or, watch one of the re-airs on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 1:30 a.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m.
Produced by Rusted Rooster Media, Brotherhood Outdoors invites viewers to tag along with guests in pursuit of black bears on Vancouver Island, permit and bonefish in Mexico, waterfowl and whitetails in Saskatchewan and more.
Presented by Bank of Labor, Brotherhood Outdoors is also sponsored by the following unions, contractors and corporate partners: Carhartt, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Electrical Contractors Association, and United Association/International Training Fund’s Veterans in Piping Program.