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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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Flipping through the television channels the other night, I noticed a promo for “Killing Bigfoot.” It apparently isn’t enough to just find that son of a gun anymore.   
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON March 13, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Trout Tips: Ready to go
There are a lot of little tips for fly fishing expedience that may not actually help you catch fish, but might make it easier to start fishing.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON March 10, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Mike Clark: Bamboo Master
Mike Clark has been building bamboo fly rods for 40 years.  By Randy Scholfield When he started making split-cane bamboo rods 40 years ago, Mike Clark had no idea he could make a living from his hobby.
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A crane fly larvae. Confession: I've never fished a "mop" fly, but I've seen Tim Flagler's gawdy versions before and honestly couldn't figure out a practical use for such horrific creations.  Until now.
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