chris_hunt's posts

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I love "mash-up" flies—inventions at the vise that work on trout for no particular reason at all.
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An angler boasts an 80-pound Kenai River king. These fish are becoming much more rare thanks a number of factors in the drainage. Wikipedia file photo.
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Wading while fly fishing is one of the more visceral experiences the craft offers. There's something very primal about feeling cold trout water working its way around your legs—I've always felt that is makes me part of the river rather than just a visitor. 
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Coalition members celebrate the removal of Veazie Dam on the Penobscot in 2013.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON June 12, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Trout Tips: Think like a fish
Rachel Andona of Emmett, Idaho, casts to brown trout in a fishy taiilout on the Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park.
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I’m not sure why I never connected the potential of a great tent maker (especially one like Tepui that specializes in roof top camping regularly associated with the beach) producing a top-flight wet duffle, but it is a marriage made in heaven.
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Oh brother… the Snake River has apparently R-U-N-N-O-F-F. Well, most of us won’t complain if we have to play the waiting game one way or another. Guess the date that the river clears enough to fish with a dry fly, and you win… a cutthroat trout!
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By Chris Hunt When she was 11 months old, Delaney took some of her first ungainly steps in the blond sand of Luffenholzt Beach and dipped her toes in the cold Pacific.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 31, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: The Muskrat Nymph
Tying flies that don't really imitate anything specific, but might contain a hint of this or that is always fun for me. When a fly isn't supposed to represent a specific prey base, I almost feel as if I have license to be a bit creative at the vise. As expected, the results have been mixed.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 31, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Native Odyssey: Brett Winchel
Editor's note: The TU Costa Five Rivers Program is sending five college students on a native trout odyssey across America this summer. Meet Brett Winchel, one of the five lucky participants. 
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