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Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho. Photo by Chris Hunt by Chris Hunt I admit it. I'm biased. I love my home state of Idaho. Home to sprawling sage-brush seas, sky-piercing mountains, old-growth cedar and spruce forests and some of the best trout water on the planet, it's no accident [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore Not long after industry groups like the Outdoor Industry Association and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association vocally supported U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) as President-elect Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Interior, Zinke was among many in [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fishing at Cinco Rios, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cinco Rios Lodge.   Want to hit some of the best fishing in the world with kindred spirits? Trout Unlimited, through its Griffith’s Circle giving community, is offering some great options for 2017. They include:   Harrison Homestead, Montana: Two [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Walter Hinick, the Ravalli Republic When I first moved to eastern Idaho as a journalist almost 20 years ago, I was assigned a story about the priority the National Park Service was placing on protecting native cutthroat trout. New to the area, I started doing some basic research on the [ READ MORE... ]
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Shorten the strip to improve chances at connecting with fish. Photo by Chris Hunt.   I had the extreme good fortune of spending the last two weeks in Chile's northern Patagonia region, fishing rivers like the Yelcho and the Palena. But we also fished Lago Yelcho, a big, beautiful blue lake that [ READ MORE... ]
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Twenty-four hours. That is how long it took for the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a resolution to make it easier to sell or transfer America’s public lands. The fight for our public lands started on day one of the 115th Congress. On Tuesday, the House of Representative voted on a rules [ READ MORE... ]
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When I first read the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing by Kirk Deeter and Charlie Myers, perhaps the tip that helped me the most was the idea that if you could see your thumb in your peripheral vision as you casted, you were casting within that old "10 and 2" range on the imaginary clock face [ READ MORE... ]
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Tim Flagler has steelhead on the brain. It is that time of year, though, so all is forgiven.    On Western rivers that run to the sea, these far-traveling, ambitious rainbows have come home, and they're in the tailouts and the deep pools, waiting winter out just like the rest of us. In the upper [ READ MORE... ]
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Pat Oglesby Several years ago, my friend Pat Oglesby, a long-time TU volunteer and a leader within the Grand Valley Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited in Grand Junction, asked me to come and speak to the chapter's annual banquet that takes place in conjunction with its annual fly tying expo. I'd [ READ MORE... ]
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A non-native brook trout in full spawning colors, Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Chris Hunt.   by Helen Neville Many of us have struggled over the years with various efforts to eradicate non-native trout and restore native trout to their historical range. Often we work years either removing [ READ MORE... ]
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