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January 2010

2010 Travel Issue Part 1

Departments

Editor’s Creel 8 

Alaska Traveler 14 

Fishing for a Compliment 18 

Haugen’s Tackle Tech 22 

Salmon Sense 24 

Fish Alaska Boats 26 

Reading Rivers 28 

Fish Alaska Recipe 76 

Advertiser Index 78 

Final Drift 82

Fish Alaska Special

Valhalla, I am Coming!

by Troy Letherman 30


Wandering from legendary stream, to legendary river, FA editor Troy Letherman and publisher Marcus Weiner find that resting isn’t part of the picture when you’ve reached this Valhalla. 

Features

Fish Alaska All Tackle: Backbouncing Phenomenon

by Scott Haugen

When an approach works this well on multiple fish species, in fresh or salt, it’s worth the time to study. Contributing editor Scott Haugen offers tips, tools and secrets of this exciting technique.

Fish Alaska Travel: Togiak River Lodge

by Marcus Weiner 

With sharp guides and expert care of the catch, publishers Marcus Weiner and Melissa Norris find Togiak one of the best places to fill one’s larder for the winter. 

Roads ’n Rods of Juneau

by Terry W. Sheely 

Terry W. Sheely finds where that guy in the ditch may be a politician, cruise escapee, or an angler onto something good. 

Floating for Kings

by René Limeres 

Sit back and enjoy the beautiful images of René Limeres as he tells a tale of river floats, languid days, and big river kings. 

Salmon Synergy

by Capt. Tat Tatterson 

Learning from the past to protect the heritage that are the salmon of Alaska is part of the quest of Capt. T.A.“Tat” Tatterson IV. Here he presents the case for conservation of this most precious resource. 


COVER/Marcus Weiner with a nice Talarik Creek rainbow. © Troy Letherman