Author: Chris Hunt

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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 Conventio [...]
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 Sna [...]
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’s [...]
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 S [...]
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 the [...]
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 rem [...]
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 b [...]
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 swirle [...]
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 look [...]
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 b [...]
Review: Loon Outdoors UV Clear Fly Finish | Hatch Magazine

Review: Loon Outdoors UV Clear Fly Finish | Hatch Magazine

We all fall in love with our gear at some point. Or at least some of our gear. The hand-me-down stuff is the easy stuff to fall for — your grandfather [...]
Best RV Batteries for Dry Camping in 2022

Best RV Batteries for Dry Camping in 2022

Published Jun 30, 2022 6:29 PM Camping off the grid comes with a lot of challenges, from gray- and black-wa [...]
Best Wool Blankets for Camping of 2022

Best Wool Blankets for Camping of 2022

Published Jun 29, 2022 2:50 PM A great wool camping blanket can make a good camping trip into the woods eve [...]
How to salvage your Yellowstone fishing trip | Hatch Magazine

How to salvage your Yellowstone fishing trip | Hatch Magazine

The historic flooding that has shuttered the northern half of Yellowstone National Park, likely for the season, might have also put a damper on some s [...]
Flooding impact on Yellowstone’s fish still unknown | Hatch Magazine

Flooding impact on Yellowstone’s fish still unknown | Hatch Magazine

Editor’s note: A recent National Park Service press conference dealt with the pressing issues resulting from record flooding in Yellowstone National P [...]
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