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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 22, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Trout Tips: Fish the Edges
Steve Zakur of Connecticut fishes the edge of a stream bank on a small stream in Montana. My buddy Mike Sepelak is a thoughtful angler. He's got a steady cast, a smart approach to fishing, and, perhaps most importantly, he's great to travel with. 
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I've known Jerry Myers for a decade or so—his work to improve salmon and steelhead habitat in the upper reaches of Idaho's Salmon River is legendary. And I've had the good pleasure to meet Jerry's wife, avid steelheader Terry. 
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I've yet to visit the Amazon, and I may never get there. But now and then, something tickles that adventure gene, and I start to think about what it might be like to glide among the jungle flora in a dugout canoe and cast to critters with more teeth than brains.  And then I saw this:
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Johnson Lake will be the subject a giant fish removal project to hopefully prevent the spread of whirling disease in Banff National Park.  How seriously are Alberta fisheries biologists taking the threat of whirling disease in Banff National Park? Very.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 17, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: The Insult
Some flies are so simple to tie that you wonder how, with such little effort at the vise, they can be effective. The Insult, tied below by Tim Flagler, is such a fly.
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I've had the good fortune to visit the Palometa Club in Punta Allen, about three hours by car south of Cancun, to chase bonefish and permit.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 16, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Skills: The perfection loop
I use a variety of knots, both on the water and in the rigging process. Perhaps none is quicker, easier and more dependable than the simple perfection loop.