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Editor's note: The following is experpted from TU's new book, "Trout Tips," which is available for overnight delivery. 
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Montana Trout Unlimited is hosting the second annual Tip of the Hat event, this Saturday, July 22. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 20, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: A Shark
We've all got our "ultimate" fish, that one river or sea creature that has eluded us over time. A few years back, I finally got my bonefish. Then I got my permit.
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Photo by Rachel Andona  
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 19, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: The Casual Dress
I love fly patterns that incorporate a bit of inventiveness, or include some new tricks that I never considered at the vise. Polly Rosbourough's Casual Dress is one of those patterns.
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Editor's note: TU's Native Odyssey team is in Colorado, where the group of young anglers toured a molybdenum mine.
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The Jefferson River is one of several southwest Montana rivers closed to fishing from 2 p.m. to midnight until conditions approve. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON July 18, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: The Big Eat
There's some great video footage out there of fish hitting flies. Violent rises to subtle sips, trout are the champions of the "take," although I've seen some pike attacks that make me wonder if there's a video yet to be shot featuring these voracious predators. 
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One of the toughest fly-tying skills for new tiers is using the hair-stacker that comes with the beginner tying kit to actually stack hair for flies like elk-hair caddis, stonefly patterns, Stimulators and the like.
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