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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON January 5, 2018 - 2 COMMENTS
Voices from the River: A signal
Photo by Chris Hunt   By Chris Hunt
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON January 4, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Strip...
Damn it's cold outside, right?  When these deep freeze "bomb cyclones" dip into the normally temperate climes of the American South and leave us all chilled to the bone, I tend to start surfing the travel sites for great deals to points south. Way south. Tropical south. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON January 4, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: Electric caddis larva
With a good 80 percent of the country feeling like a deep freeze these days, it's a good time to be talking about winter fly fishing. And winter flies, of course.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON January 4, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Diyak
I love do-it-yourself fishing. The challenge of essentially learning as you go on new water has always appealed to me. That, and, of course, I just can't afford to shovel $500 across the cab of a pickup to a guide that often. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON January 3, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Tour de Tahoe
Combining fly fishing and mountain biking is certainly nothing new, but I've seen a few videos over the last several months that indicate this "bike-packing" into backcountry fly-fishing destinations is becoming more of "a thing" lately. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON January 2, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: Why use a rotary vise?
I've been tying (well, some would call it that, anyway) for a good 20 years, and while I tie generally for necessity and a bit of the pleasure that keeps me connected to fly fishing on days like today, when it's all of 9 degrees outside, I'm not terribly accomplished at the vise. 
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The primal rainforests of the Amazon basin are slowly revealing their fishy treasures to fly anglers the world over. We're seeing more video footage of everything from golden dorado to the mighty arapaima.  But the fish that started it all is likely the decorated peacock bass.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON December 26, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly Tying: The Yellow Humpy
My favorite backcountry attractor dry fly might be the venerable humpy. Tied in yellow or red (or even "royal" fashion), the Humpy is a high-floating dry fly that imitates a host of bugs, from larger mayflies to caddis, but doesn't exactly resemble anything in particular. It just looks buggy.