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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON February 6, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Trout tips: The Mend
We often make fly fishing more complicated than we need to. A good example of that is mending our fly line to get a better, more natural drift as our flies work their way downstream.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON February 6, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Fly Fish Utah
Utah's been in the news a lot lately thanks to the state's elected leadership and its efforts over the last few years to seize or sell public lands from every American who owns them.
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Like a lot of fly anglers of late, I've started to employ longer leaders when I nymph, in the fashion of the tried-and-true European nymphing techniques that have been winning fly fishing world titles for decades.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON February 3, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: The Navy Diver
I've always been a fan of tungsten in my fly tying. For some reason, I just tend to cast heavy nymphs and streamers better when the weight is at the fly, instead of pinched onto the line as split shot or paste. It's a personal preference, I suspect, and it works for me.
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The home away from home on the Ruby River, Montana. Public lands.   
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON February 3, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Remembering a hero: John Weis
Longtime TU member and stream access chamption John Weis. F
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON February 2, 2017 - 3 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Troutlandia
When you think of massive, trophy brown trout, the South Island of New Zealand might come to mind. Or the Rio Limay of Argentina might be on your list. But a small, Appalachian freestoner in Blue Ridge, Ga.? No. No way. 
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Thanks for writing, calling and posting. Your efforts paid off in the protection of our public lands ... for now. 
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Years ago, in my former life as a newspaper journalist, I lived on California's North Coast in the shadows of coastal redwoods, shielded from the rest of the country by a near-constant marine layer and the understanding that, at any moment, one of the few roads into the region could be covered i