chris_hunt's posts

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If you're like me, you value good gear—stuff that lasts as long as the pricetag indicates it should last. I'm on my third summer with a pair of Simms G4 stocking-foot, zipper-front waders, and they've yet to let me down. They will eventually—wear and tear gets to everything.
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Sometimes the bugs that make Mother's Day famous for fly fishers don't adhere to the calendar, but it's generally pretty close. From the Arkansas the Yakima to the Henry's Fork, the first couple weeks of May typically mean it's time for caddis flies.
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Dear Members of Congress:
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 10, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: SBR Sulphur Nymph
Nymphing has come a long way over the last couple of decades—many fly anglers will start with attractor nymphs on new water, simply because they make great searching patterns and tend to be top-of-mind when nothing is obviously hatching.
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Ah, sibling rivalries. Anybody who has a brother or a sister understands exactly what it's like to compete with those closest to you for everything from the food put on the table at night to the fish that come to hand.
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Those of us who tie flies have dealt with the challenges of uncooperative thread, and it's possible that many of us don't even know that "we're doing it wrong." In the video below, Tim Flagler shows us how to cord and uncord tying thread for various situations. 
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A decade or so ago, I was pretty sure I'd outgrown John Gierach books. Don't mistake that to mean that I didn't appreciate his essays—I always have. Certain authors over time have left behind indelible footprints on my reading soul, and Gierach was, and is, certainly one of them.
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The Smartwool PhD Light Crew Socks are a class act.
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Beverly Smith is TU's vice president of volunteer operations, and she's a heck of an angler who spends a lot of time on waters like the South Fork, the Henry's Fork and the Snake River through Jackson, Wyo.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 8, 2017 - 8 COMMENTS
High water fishing tips?
A fly fisher in Stanley, Idaho, casts to the edges of the Salmon River during high water over the weekend.
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