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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON March 20, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Trout Tips: The wind
The wind is the perceived enemy of many a fly fisher, but, as Kirk Deeter points out in this week's video, it needn't be. The key, as Deeter puts it, is to "make friends with the wind."
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Todd Moen makes some really beautiful fly fishing films, and the video below is no exception. But what I appreciate about Todd's work is the emphasis he puts on the pursuit of fish—the actual ins and outs of chasing piscene prey.
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Several years ago, I was on an early-season prospecting trip into the headwaters of the Rio Grande in south-central Colorado, on the prowl for migrating cutthroats.
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(Above) The Lost River Range rises in the distance. Photo by Rachel Andona. (Below) The campfire, where winter washes away. Photo by Cameron Hunt. By Chris Hunt
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Photo by Thom Bridge, Helena Independent Record There are a handful of happy boaters and anglers this week in Montana, and a whole lot of disappointed folks, too, as Smith River float permits were announced. You win some, you lose some.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON March 16, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
A River's Last Chance
The first time I saw the Eel River flowing under the remote redwood forest along Humboldt County's Avenue of the Giants, I saw a dirty, blown-out river that the locals swore to me was home to massive steelhead.
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Every year about this time, I'm lured over Monida Pass into the Beaverhead drainage, and, inevitably, after a day or two of fishing, I go a bit farther.
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Just as Alaska is home to the northern-most populations of steelhead in this hemisphere, Kamchatka boasts big and mysterious chromers, too.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON March 13, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: The North
It's about that time ... the itch among Atlantic salmon anglers is coming on pretty strong. While Atlantics in the U.S.
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