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Chris Hunt

  • Trout Talk

    Early snow isn’t a deal-breaker

    I dread mornings like this every year. Sometimes it holds off for a few more weeks, or even a month or longer. But this year, winter showed up early. As I type this, it's snowing. And not just a little snow. We have a good 10 inches of heavy, wet snow in the yard —…

  • Trout Talk

    The water we don’t fish

    I still slow down as the car crosses over a river or a stream, and instead of planning and executing an afternoon of fishing, I've found myself photographing covered bridges and watching wild brown trout fin in the current under the shadows of these New England staples

    I'm in northern Vermont at Jay Peak Resort, a sweet little year-round resort nestled up against the Canadian border. But I'm not fishing. And, honestly, I'm not sure why--I could have easily tucked a little 3-weight rod into my luggage, or even carried a rod onto the plane. Instead, on little day-trip drives around the…

  • Community

    TU’s Wood inducted into fishing hall of fame

    Trout Unlimited's own Chris Wood is among the latest group of inductees into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. Wood, who started at TU two decades ago, and took the reins as president and CEO in 2009, has grown the organization into an internationally respected conservation powerhouse with an annual budget approaching $80 million…

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    Is ‘destination marketing’ bad for our fishy resources?

    Oh, those innocent little hashtags. I’m in Vermont at the annual Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual conference, and I just stepped out of a session about how writers, communicators and influencers can work with destinations to promote the activities at those destinations to encourage readers and viewers to take the plunge and take a…

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    Slice the wind with a compact cast

    Earl Harper prepares to cast to permit on the Berry Islands. Chris Hunt photo. I have the good fortune this week to among the first guests at the new Soul Fly Lodge on the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. Here’s a bold prediction: in the next five years, this place will be known as the…

  • Community

    TU 2021 Sweepstakes winners announced

    Healing Waters Lodge, Twin Bridges, Mont. Congratulations to the winner’s in TU’s latest Sweepstakes event. The Grand Prize winner, Y. Makita of New York, gets a four-day, five-night adventure for two at Healing Waters Lodge in Twin Bridges, Mont. First-prize winners P. Schmalz, R. Gneiser and M. Clemente each will be awarded a Winston AIR…

  • Trout Talk

    Fooling Dollies with dancing streamers

    All trout and char, to some extent, are predators — even the little fish that swim in small water and eat virtually nothing but insects. But there are true predators in the salmonid world, and these are the fish that make fly fishers tremble. They're big browns that feed on smaller fish and, during the…