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Chris Hunt

  • Fishing

    Trout Tips: Can you see your thumb?

    When I first read the Little Red Book of Fly Fishing by Kirk Deeter and Charlie Myers, perhaps the tip that helped me the most was the idea that if you could see your thumb in your peripheral vision as you casted, you were casting within that old "10 and 2" range on the imaginary…

  • Fishing

    Fly tying: Rusher’s Steelhead Nymph

    Tim Flagler has steelhead on the brain. It is that time of year, though, so all is forgiven. On Western rivers that run to the sea, these far-traveling, ambitious rainbows have come home, and they're in the tailouts and the deep pools, waiting winter out just like the rest of us. In the upper Midwest,…

  • Short casts: Losing a friend, geeking out, hope for Gilas

    Pat Oglesby Several years ago, my friend Pat Oglesby, a long-time TU volunteer and a leader within the Grand Valley Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited in Grand Junction, asked me to come and speak to the chapter's ann ual banquet that takes place in conjunction with its annual fly tying expo. I'd known Pat and…

  • Trojan males and the genetics of non-native control

    A non-native brook trout in full spawning colors, Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Chris Hunt. by Helen Neville Many of us have struggled over the years with various efforts to eradicate non-native trout and restore native trout to their historical range. Often we work years either removing non-native trout by hand (electrofishing) or using chemicals…

  • Short casts: Turnpike trout, Tampa fly fishing, braving winter

    The Henry's Fork in eastern Idaho. Local TU members in Chester County, Penn., won a small court victory recently in their effort to protect Valley and Trou t creeks from highway stormwater runoff pollution when a judge ruled that public meeting requirements weren't met when county and township officials crafted a stormwater discharge plan for…

  • Introducing Big Fish Tuesday

    Photo by Delaney Hunt Fly fishers chase their quarry for a variety of reasons. But no matter the logic behind our endeavors, there’s nothing quite like catching a trophy and snapping that “hero shot” before turning a big fish loose to be caught again another day. In honor of those trophies, we’re launching a new…

  • A day of celebration for the Roan Plateau

    Corey Fisher casts in the grottos of Parachute Creek atop the Roan Plateau in 2009. You haven't lived dangerously until you've subjected a rental car to the JQS Road. OK, sure. That might be a bit of an overstatement. But the sketchy, rocky, always-washes-out-when-it-rains, track up the east side of Colorado's Roan Plateau is easily…