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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 24, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Sage MOD
A decade or so ago, I got a Sage Z-Axis as a birthday gift. It was, at the time, the most expensive fly rod I'd ever touched, let alone fished. In those 10 years or so, that fast 7-weight has been all over the world and helped me catch fish ranging from steelhead to tarpon.
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Fly tying is always an exercise in patience, at least for me. While I enjoy tying flies, I'm good for about a half-dozen at a time. Then I get antsy. So, the less time I spend at the vise and the more time I spend actually fishing the flies I tie is important to me.
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Fly fisher Chad Brown is a unique guy—a former sailor who left the military in a state of depression and confusion, it's likely that rivers and fly fishing saved his life.
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http://www.newstribune.com/news/sports/story/2017/may/21/driftwood-outdoors-northern-michigan-great-destination-enjoy-outdoors/674956/
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 22, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Trout Tips: Fish the Edges
Steve Zakur of Connecticut fishes the edge of a stream bank on a small stream in Montana. My buddy Mike Sepelak is a thoughtful angler. He's got a steady cast, a smart approach to fishing, and, perhaps most importantly, he's great to travel with. 
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I've known Jerry Myers for a decade or so—his work to improve salmon and steelhead habitat in the upper reaches of Idaho's Salmon River is legendary. And I've had the good pleasure to meet Jerry's wife, avid steelheader Terry. 
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I've yet to visit the Amazon, and I may never get there. But now and then, something tickles that adventure gene, and I start to think about what it might be like to glide among the jungle flora in a dugout canoe and cast to critters with more teeth than brains.  And then I saw this: