Chris Hunt is an avid fly fisher, a freelance writer and award-winning journalist and an author of two books on fly fishing. His latest effort, "Shin Deep: A Fly Fisher's Love for Living Water" is an acclaimed compilation of essays and fly fishing prose published in 2008. He's working on a third book–as yet untitled–on native trout and wild country.
"Shin Deep" drew great praise when it was released, including a review by the late Charlie Meyers, the long-time ski and outdoor writer for the Denver Post before his death in 2010. About "Shin Deep," Meyers wrote: "It's a lively yet soulful little book built from brisk vignettes that seem to end too soon, just like good fishing trips."
In 2002, as a journalist for the Idaho State Journal, Chris won the Dolly Connelly Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism for a series of articles on the plight of native cutthroat trout throughout the West. Over the course of his career as a journalist, Chris won dozens of awards for his writing from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Idaho Press Club, the Associated Press and the Inland Press Association. He "retired" from newspapers in 2005, when he turned his true passion–fly fishing–into a full-time job with Trout Unlimited, where he works with anglers and hunters and protect fish and wildlife habitat from unnecessary development all over the West.
Writing, however, remains a part of Chris' life. He has written and edited Eat More Brook Trout since 2009, and the blog is slowly gaining a regular following. He's also been published in a number of fly fishing magazines, including Northwest Fly Fishing, Southwest Fly Fishing an Intermountain Angler. His work has appeared online in Field and Stream and in the New York Times. He also writes a regular fly fishing column in the Idaho State Journal.
Bear with him as he slowly learns from all of his mistakes online, and stay tuned to Eat More Brook Trout for information, essays, photos and videos focusing on brookies and the wild places they, and their wild brethren, swim.