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April 2012

Tales of an Alaskan Spring

Departments

Alaska Traveler  6

Editor’s Creel  10

Fishing for a Compliment 12

Tackle Tech 16

Salmon Sense 18

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle 20

Fish Alaska Fly 22

Fish Alaska Boats 24

Fish Alaska Saltwater 28

Fish Alaska Stillwater 30

Tight Lines 32

Fish Alaska Recipe 78

Advertiser Index 80

Final Drift 82

Features

Chironomid Chronicles 

by George Krumm 

George Krumm educates us in the ways of the chironomid hatch for smarter fly-fishing strategies.

Wiggle My Spoon 

by Terry Sheely 

Terry Sheely shares the experts’ tricks to make your spoons dance.

Canoeing the Clearwater 

by Chuck Burns 

First-time Fish Alaska contributor Chuck Burns takes us on a trophy grayling spree to one of the prettiest rivers in the Interior.

Wandering Wrangell 

by Andrew Cremata 

Andrew Cremata writes of his adventures around beautiful Wrangell, catching too many fish and getting too close to the bears.

Starting Out With Fly Fishing 

by Cecilia "Pudge" Kleinkauf 

Want to get into fly fishing, but intimidated by all the gear? Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf makes sense of it all.

Smoked Salmon Contest 

Re-live the epic smoked salmon event of the century! Meet the winner and try his winning recipe.