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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 28, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
TU duo wins prestigious Leopold Awards
Dave Sweet, left, and Joe McGurrin—two of TU's finest.
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First, forgive the subtitles, unless you speak German, of course.
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Grouse season always sneaks up on me, and I'm lucky if I can get out for a day or two early in the season when the weather is still nice and the birds haven't been walked over too many times.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 28, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: October Caddis Skater
Not to be confused with the October Caddis Euro Nymph we featured from Tim Flagler last week, this high-floating dry fly is a multi-purpose weapon for fall trout that can be absolutely deadly.
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First a disclaimer. I'm not a very enthusiastic lake fisherman.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 27, 2017 - 4 COMMENTS
Best beer ... for the fish?
We had a pretty lively social media discussion on favorite fishing beers recently—most folks took it in the spirit for which it was intended. But how about what beers are actually best for the fish? 
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Orvis is undisputed leader in fly fishing gear and sales across America—the company's commitment to conservation (it gives 5 percent of its pre-tax profits to conservation) and the quality of the items it sells serve to steadfa
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 26, 2017 - 5 COMMENTS
What's your favorite fishing beer?
Years ago, when I first came to Trout Unlimited and started working for the Public Lands Initiative (now it's the Sportsmen's Conservation Project, but given the threats facing our public lands, it was probably more aptly named at the start), I attended an all-staff retreat on the banks of the Ho
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Kamchatka's trout streams are simply magnificent. Sadly, I only know this by reputation, not direct experience. I had an opportunity to go last year, but I had a conflict and, painfully, had to turn it down.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 25, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Knot that complicated
I’m not a knot freak. Some anglers approach knots like an art form, which it can be, but I’m no artist. I’m a utilitarian.