Author: Chris Hunt

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Does competitive fly fishing have a future in the U.S.? | Hatch Magazine

Does competitive fly fishing have a future in the U.S.? | Hatch Magazine

After Team USA won its first international fly-fishing competition over the summer — a team win in the FIPS-Mouche Masters (over 50 division) World [...]
Fly fishing the Yukon for lake trout, pike, grayling and more | Hatch Magazine

Fly fishing the Yukon for lake trout, pike, grayling and more | Hatch Magazine

The look on my face must have been one of utter confusion as Hardy Ruf explained to me that I’d be standing thigh-deep in a high-country lake and, i [...]
The saltwater curse | Hatch Magazine

The saltwater curse | Hatch Magazine

They say the first taste is free, right? It doesn’t matter what it is. Could be that first bag of jalapeno potato chips or a spicy bowl of perfec [...]
An ode to the Texas creek freak and native spotted bass | Hatch Magazine

An ode to the Texas creek freak and native spotted bass | Hatch Magazine

As a kid growing up in East Texas, I can count on one hand the times I actively fished the plentiful little creeks and seeps that flowed into the bi [...]
Henry’s Lake and its not-so-secret problem | Hatch Magazine

Henry’s Lake and its not-so-secret problem | Hatch Magazine

News of the big catch spread like wildfire across the West. Henry’s Lake, a shallow impoundment in eastern Idaho, nestled up against the Montana bor [...]
Saving trout from climate change by giving them a new home | Hatch Magazine

Saving trout from climate change by giving them a new home | Hatch Magazine

Could introducing sensitive trout and char into a previously fishless lake in the Glacier National Park high country be key to preserving the fish a [...]
Fly fishing’s classic films free to view online | Hatch Magazine

Fly fishing’s classic films free to view online | Hatch Magazine

Fly fishing is a visual craft. From the dry-fly take to the ubiquitous trophy photo, it’s a pastime that, for many, is best shared in pixels. But, f [...]
Greenback cutthroat trout spawning in native range for first time since restoration efforts began | Hatch Magazine

Greenback cutthroat trout spawning in native range for first time since restoration efforts began | Hatch Magazine

Greenback cutthroat trout, the state fish of Colorado that was once thought to be extinct, are now spawning in their native watershed, Gov. Jared So [...]
ASA to increase fly fishing focus at ICAST 2023 | Hatch Magazine

ASA to increase fly fishing focus at ICAST 2023 | Hatch Magazine

The American Sportfishing Association this week announced a plan “to significantly enhance the fly fishing sector” at the next International Convent [...]
Will no one fight for Snake River steelhead and salmon? | Hatch Magazine

Will no one fight for Snake River steelhead and salmon? | Hatch Magazine

Over the last two decades, the federal government has invested about $17 billion of your money into the effort to save salmon and steelhead in the S [...]
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard gives away the company | Hatch Magazine

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard gives away the company | Hatch Magazine

What do you do when you’re a billionaire philanthropist in possession of one of the most reputable and valuable outdoor brands on the planet and it’ [...]
New study predicts dire future for Montana trout anglers | Hatch Magazine

New study predicts dire future for Montana trout anglers | Hatch Magazine

There’s good news and bad news for anglers and residents of Montana. The good news? According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey published [...]
Biologists call for ‘rewilding’ of the West, recommend cancelling 29 percent of grazing leases | Hatch Magazine

Biologists call for ‘rewilding’ of the West, recommend cancelling 29 percent of grazing leases | Hatch Magazine

A new article authored by a host of university-based biologists and environmental interests takes direct aim at public lands livestock grazing in th [...]
Inslee and Murray would support Snake River dam removal | Hatch Magazine

Inslee and Murray would support Snake River dam removal | Hatch Magazine

Democratic Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat, announced last week that they’d both get behind the r [...]
Rediscovering the yellowfin cutthroat trout | Hatch Magazine

Rediscovering the yellowfin cutthroat trout | Hatch Magazine

Some years back, when I still worked as a newspaper journalist, I did a series of stories that focused on cutthroat trout in the West. Following the [...]
Fly fishing Patagonia’s famous trout rivers | Hatch Magazine

Fly fishing Patagonia’s famous trout rivers | Hatch Magazine

I watched closely as my over-tied size 12 Adams tumbled off the gravel ridge and dropped atop the bucket at the head of a long run. The big dry swir [...]
The 5 best fly patterns for hopper season | Hatch Magazine

The 5 best fly patterns for hopper season | Hatch Magazine

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, for fly fishers it is, anyway. It’s hopper time! And that means trout around the country will be lo [...]
We’re trashing our public lands | Hatch Magazine

We’re trashing our public lands | Hatch Magazine

For the first time ever, I called a law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service to report some significant vandalism on public lands managed [...]
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