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Never underestimate the town dock. Photo courtesy of Hatch Magazine.
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"The friends I can count on, I can count on one hand".  — Anonymous  
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON April 18, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Into the Wild
When the float plane disappears into the ether and all you're left with is the pile of gear you unceremoniously tossed from the hold, it takes a minute to realize that you're actually "out here," on the margins of survivability. You're alone (not lonely—that's different).
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Proof that really good fly tiers are also real innovators, Tim Flagler, in the short video below, demonstrates yet another way to tie a parachute-style dry fly. The method he demonstrates below seemed pretty dubious to me, but Flagler swears by it.
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I have worn Carhartt work jackets since I was in college. They are tough, durable, and unlike the rest of us, they look better as they age.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON April 16, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Rising Trout
From the "This'll make you feel good" department, we bring you the short video below. Say what you will about tarpon leaps, pike bites, bonefish pulls and bass on poppers—and I like all of these things, too—there's just nothing better than taking a rising trout on a dry fly. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON April 16, 2018 - 1 COMMENTS
Whitlock's masterpiece
Artful Profiles of Trout, Char, and Salmon and the Classic Flies That Catch Them (due out in another month or so) is a book that every serious angler (and supporter of Trout Unlimited) should own.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON April 16, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Viva Patagonia
For a lot of us, the opportunity to visit Patagonia comes but once. And, no matter how matter-of-fact you are ... no matter just how practical and "normal" your existence is, it will change you. Its rivers will become your fly fishing life blood.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON April 16, 2018 - 0 COMMENTS
Trout Tips: Bring two rods
Fishing in late winter and early spring, before runoff kicks in, can be pretty tricky, given short windows for dry-fly action, the likelihood that, even though the calendar reads April, an out-of-nowhere snow squall is certainly possible and the general finicky nature of cold-water trout. 
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