Author: Chris Hunt

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St. Croix poised for a big return to fly fishing | Hatch Magazine

St. Croix poised for a big return to fly fishing | Hatch Magazine

Some 15 years ago, the sales and marketing team from St. Croix Rods packed up the company’s fly fishing display after the annual International Fly T [...]
Fly fishing through a western drought | Hatch Magazine

Fly fishing through a western drought | Hatch Magazine

We’ve all watched and read about the record low water levels for iconic western reservoirs like Lake Powell and Lake Mead on the Colorado River, but [...]
In defense of pike | Hatch Magazine

In defense of pike | Hatch Magazine

The bright yellow streamer — an oversized Slumpbuster sporting a stinger hook and an attitude fit for its quarry — pulsed perfectly through the tann [...]
Fish that eat mice | Hatch Magazine

Fish that eat mice | Hatch Magazine

I’ve been thinking a lot about mice lately. And not just in the general vermin sense. Yes, it’s true that my girlfriend had one skitter across her f [...]
Biden admin rolls out $38 million for fish passage, but is it enough? | Hatch Magazine

Biden admin rolls out $38 million for fish passage, but is it enough? | Hatch Magazine

The Biden administration plans to release $38 million in fiscal year 2022 to help fund 40 “shovel-ready” fish passage projects in 23 U.S. states and [...]
How to find your ideal snowbird fishing retreat | Hatch Magazine

How to find your ideal snowbird fishing retreat | Hatch Magazine

I guess it started a few years back when I just wasn’t excited about winter anymore. I remember the younger version of me, the guy that used to watc [...]
The Tao of Trout | Hatch Magazine

The Tao of Trout | Hatch Magazine

I remember picking up my phone the other day to dial my friend Todd Tanner in hopes of getting a better idea of what his new fly fishing class is go [...]
How to drink your way through the fishing day: Alabama Gulf Coast | Hatch Magazine

How to drink your way through the fishing day: Alabama Gulf Coast | Hatch Magazine

You’re not supposed to fall in love with the first place you visit on a fishing trip. And you’re especially not supposed to fall in love with a kits [...]
Pressured redfish | Hatch Magazine

Pressured redfish | Hatch Magazine

As the sun crested the pines over Bayou St. John, Capt. Sam Glass had his doubts about the day ahead. First, when he stepped into his skiff after dr [...]
The best dry fly river in America? | Hatch Magazine

The best dry fly river in America? | Hatch Magazine

It was August 1998 — I was in Idaho for the first time, on a job interview, where I hoped to become the editor of a twice-monthly outdoors magazine, [...]
Review: Snowbee Prestige GX-S SW fly rod | Hatch Magazine

Review: Snowbee Prestige GX-S SW fly rod | Hatch Magazine

Sometimes, it’s fun to live dangerously. You know … like when you cast a fly over a fish you’re probably better off leaving alone, for the sake of y [...]
The perfect tourist | Hatch Magazine

The perfect tourist | Hatch Magazine

“What’s the matter?” Chad asked as we strapped on our seat belts for the flight south. “They’re gonna get off in Puerto Montt,” I said. “What? N [...]
Ice fishing 101: An easy start to hard water | Hatch Magazine

Ice fishing 101: An easy start to hard water | Hatch Magazine

Winter’s tough enough without denying yourself the pleasure of catching fish. If you live in a place where the mercury dips below zero this time [...]
Insanity in the Crazies | Hatch Magazine

Insanity in the Crazies | Hatch Magazine

A potentially dangerous precedent is playing out in a federal district court in Montana, where hunters, anglers and public lands users of all str [...]
Winter is a great time for tenkara | Hatch Magazine

Winter is a great time for tenkara | Hatch Magazine

I know a few really dedicated tenkara anglers — some of these folks won’t touch a traditional fly rod, no matter what and no matter when. They ar [...]
Is this the next great permit fishing destination? | Hatch Magazine

Is this the next great permit fishing destination? | Hatch Magazine

The wind, a solid, in-your-face, 20-knot cast-crippler with gusts strong enough to take even the best-secured ball cap and send it flying into th [...]
Scratching the silver itch | Hatch Magazine

Scratching the silver itch | Hatch Magazine

The waterlogged, wrist-thick cedar branch probably came to rest on the gravel bar as the tide retreated. It’s a big tide on Alaska’s Prince of Wa [...]
Poppers in the salt might get you more than you bargained for | Hatch Magazine

Poppers in the salt might get you more than you bargained for | Hatch Magazine

Years ago, while fishing a giant flat in the backcountry of Long Island in the Bahamas, I came across my first “mud” — a busy conglomeration of j [...]
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