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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON August 10, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: Composite Loop Zonker
I'm always amazed at the creativity of fly-tying experts who are constantly inventing new ways to tie flies that fish will eat.
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It takes a lot to get me fired up about a fishing trip… Well, actually, that’s a lie. I still feel like a little boy every time I go fishing. And after I finish writing this, I’m going fishing in the creek by my house, and I’m pretty fired up about that.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON August 9, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Epic fails
We've all been there. But, thankfully, for must of us, nobody was standing by with a video camera.  And, for those of us who've never been caught on camera failing miserably while fishing, we have this to appreciate.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON August 9, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Native: Elk River cutthroats
It hadn't done much but rain in the Rockies straddling the border of Montana and British Columbia last July, and the weather had put traditional fly hatches off a bit.
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Time for "an oldie, but a goodie." Because it's that time of year here in Idaho.
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A screen capture shows the kind of trophy brook trout caught by Mike Borger in a secret lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, a wild landscape bigger than the state of Delaware.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON August 7, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Click and pawl vs. disc drag
There are two schools of thought when it comes to trout anglers and fly reels: Those who believe that a fly reel for trout fishing is nothing more than a spool to collect line, and those who think a little braking power to be found through disc drag technologies is key to fighting fish
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A few years back, I had the good fortune to fish the Limay River in Argentina's northern Patagonia region. It's a sweeping desert tailwater absolutely loaded with large trout. To this day, the 27-inch brown trout I brought to hand is my largest trout.
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