chris_hunt's posts

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Matt Callies ties the Balanced Bugger and the Perdigon Variation nymph live tonight at 9 p.m. ET.
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Those of us who have employed fishing guides know just how hard the work really is. It may seem a romantic profession—and certainly aspects of it border on ethereal—but mostly it's an up-early and to-bed-late gig with no traditional benefits like health insurance, a retirement plan or a pension.
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By Eric Booton It's like watching magic happen, or so it seems.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON November 1, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: Attaching dumbbell eyes
For fly tiers who like big streamers and saltwater patterns (count me in this group—the bigger the pattern, the easier to tie, in my opinion), dumbbell eyes can present a challenge, mostly because, no matter how many times we "figure-eight" the tying thread around the eyes and the hook shank, the
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 Being a western angler, I'm not terribly familiar with the steelhead flies used in Great Lakes tributaries. Most western steelhead patterns are purple or pink or some color variation that just looks loud and gawdy.
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The things we do in order to cast to fish. We've all likely layered up in fleece and Gortex and wandered off to a snowy, ice-rimmed river to cast to trout. Others of us have put thousands of miles on our cars or trucks just to get to one special spot.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON October 24, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Spatsizi
I've been missing my little girl lately—she's off on her own adventures now after graduating from high school last spring. But we had some adventures in years past, and this past summer, we met on a little creek high in Idaho's Caribou National Forest for some fishing.
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Some of America's wildest lands should staty that way if a legal decision last month in Washington has any staying power. The U.S.
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I spent most of the past few weeks fishing only with click-and-pawl reels. That was mostly just for kicks. I have nothing against disc-drag reels (What are you kidding? I love disc-drag reels), but every now and then I get into palming the reel myself.
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