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Editor's note: The TU Costa Five Rivers Program Native Odyssey Team visited Yellowstone National Park recently, where they chased native fish in the waters where they belong.  Public Land: Yellowstone National Park.
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I love small-stream trout fishing. High summer, when it finally arrives in the Rockies, is the perfect time to get into the backcountry and chase trout in smaller waters. 
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We do occasionally do some product reviews here at TU, both in TROUT Magazine and also here online. It's a simple process, honestly. Gear manufacturers will send samples to volunteer and staff reviewers, and we'll test out the gear and then let our readers know what we think. 
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Bonneville cutthroat trout Editor's note: TU's Costa Five Rivers Native Odyssey team visited Utah recently on its trip across America. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 26, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: The Chernobyl Ant
It's the best time of year for dry-fly fishers. It's "terrestrial season."  Hoppers, beetles and ants are the flavor of the day, and high-floating foam imitations are among the best flies out there to chase top-water trout that are looking for big meals during this rare time of plenty.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 26, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Our water
There has been quite a bit of video and blog content lately from the "hog farms" of Appalachia—private stretches of carefully managed water planted with ginormous trout that literally turn heads and make one wonder if that's what trout fishing was really like along the Eastern Seaboard before it
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 26, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Wild: Salmon River brook trout
New water is always exciting, and, while I've fished Idaho's Salmon River a lot for steelhead over the years, I'd never poked into the river's extreme upper reaches at the base of Galena Summit, where the Sawtooths spread out to the northwest.
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Eighteen species in two months across 10 states is one of the more challenging feats I have attempted to accomplish in my lifetime; and Utah posed as quite the challenge. But it’s OK, because the challenge is what keeps us fisherman coming back for more.
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