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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 11, 2017 - 2 COMMENTS
Why do I love brown trout so much?
Let me count the ways… I think they’re smarter than other trout. Just an opinion, and granted, it’s hard to compare IQs of creatures with brains the sizes of marbles. I think they fight like champions.
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A desert redband caught with a Tenkara rod.
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NASA satellite image showing smoke over of the Northwest as of Sept. 5. By Jack Williams
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 8, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Short casts: All about salmon...
Photo by Kyle Green, Idaho Statesman Welcome to the weekend edition of Short Casts, where today, it's all about salmon and the many challenges facing their recovery in the Pacific Northwest. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 7, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Gear test: Orvis Battenkill III Reel
This reel is a significant upgrade for any angler. Trading up my circa 2006 Battenkill III, to this newer model, the first thing I noticed was the more streamlined edges compared to its predecessor.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 6, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Toe to Toe
From the Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself Department, I offer you this: A new Orvis film about a remarkable woman who had polio as a child and now goes fly fishing ... with her feet. 
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Chrome.   Silver.   Red gold.   All the worthy descriptions of fresh, wild Alaska salmon imply monetary value, and for good reason. Here in Alaska, wild salmon attract tourists from around the world. These trusted fish provide employment for guides, commercial fishermen, processors, chefs, pilots [ READ MORE... ]
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 6, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: Ian's Brass Ass
Small nymphs in the size 18-22 range are my least-favorite flies to tie—I've got fat fingers, and my vision isn't what it once was, either.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 6, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Native Odyssey: California
Editor's note: The TU Costa Five Rivers Program sent a handful of student-anglers on a road trip across America in search of native trout. On the team's final stop, they visited California.  Sequoia National Forest
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