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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.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 25, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Trout Tips: Have someone read to you
Editor's note: The following is exerpted from TU's book, "Trout Tips," available online for overnight delivery. 
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The little fishing village of Punta Allen sits on sandy spit on the edge of Ascension Bay along Mexico's Yucatan Penninsula. It was a government grant to the locals to be used for lobster fishing.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 20, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Gear test: Filson Fishing Pack
Having never used a hip or waist pack, I was a skeptical to try one out. Standing only 5-feet, 5-inches tall, it seemed that the waxed-cotton Filson fishing waist pack would be too bulky for me to use, inhibit me from wading deep and become heavy with water.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 20, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: October Caddis Euro Nymph
Here in the West, October caddis usually start to show up after the first chilly squalls of September. The same is true, according to Tim Flagler, in the Northeast.
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON September 20, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Barramundi Monsters
I cast flies to barramundi in the tropical north of Queensland several years back. It was rainy and windy and I'd heard so many horror stories about inshore saltwater crocodiles, that I kind of psyched myself out.
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