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April 2010

Spring Primer

Departments

Editor's Creel 6

Alaska Traveler 10 

Fishing for a Compliment 14 

Tackle Tech 20 

Salmon Sense 24 

Reading Rivers 28 

Fish Alaska Recipe 76 

Advertiser Index 78 

Final Drift 82 

Fish Alaska Special

Protecting Your Alaska Fishing Business Investment 

by Tracy Knutson 71

Be aware of some of the issues in running your Alaska fishing business. Tracy Knutson teaches us what we need to know.

Features 

Fish Alaska Tactics: 10 Ways to Catch More Fish

by Dan Bonney 

Dan Bonney lays out 10 guidelines that should produce more fish. That is if you follow them!

Fish Alaska Fly: Arsenal of Grayling Flies

by Cecilia "Pudge" Kleinkauf 

Best choices for killer grayling flies. Master fly fisher Pudge Kleinkauf picks 36 favorites for you.

Fish Alaska Travel: Escape!

by Andrew Cremata 

A relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore Naha Bay with Andrew Cremata.

Noatak River Float Adventure

by Les Gara 

A float/hiking adventure these four intrepid travelers won’t soon forget. The hiking was rough, and the fishing, well let’s just say it was tough. Les Gara takes you along and talks of returning.

Rites of Spring: Good Company & Wild Places 

by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. 

E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. fishes steelhead with a group of friends. Snowshoes would have been handy, but the fish were fiesty and just in time for friend Mike’s birthday. Perfect.

COVER/Mark Edwards with a Naha Bay silver. © Andrew Cremata