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Bull trout are the only native char to the interior Northwest. Close relatives to brook trout, Arctic char and Dolly Varden, they require the coldest and cleanest waters to survive and thrive. It's no suprise that their populations have been greatly impacted by development over the years.
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This may come as a shock to a lot of anglers out there, but the state with the most miles of trout water isn't Montana or Colorado. It's not Idaho or Wyoming or California. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON August 17, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: Down to the wire
I started using wire in my fly tying about a decade ago, and today, I'm not sure what I'd do without it. It's a versatile tying material that do anything from add weight to simple sparkle, or to toughen up a fly to make it last longer.
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At the beginning of summer, I reached out to John Van Vleet at Scientific Anglers. It was going to be what I was calling the "3-weight summer," and I wanted to take the opportunity to review some light-weight fly lines under a variety of circumstances. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON August 17, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Clearly B.C.
The area around Fernie, B.C., is a trout fisher's paradise. I had the good fortune to visit last summer, and strategizing for a September visit this year. For big cutthroats on dry flies and the chance for double-digit bull trout, this place is likely the best on earth.
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Editor's note: The TU Costa Five Rivers Native Odyssey team spent the summer traveling across America in search of native trout. This installment: Idaho.  Public Land: Sawtooth National Forest
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON August 16, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Cooking: Waste not, want not
The author preparing to use the whole salmon, rather than just the filets. By Dave Atcheson
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By Kirk Deeter