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July 2014

Gone Fishin'

Departments 

Alaska Traveler    6

Editor’s Creel  10

Gear Bag  12

Fish Alaska Online  16

Fishing for a Compliment  18

Tackle Tech  22

Salmon Sense  24

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle  26

Fish Alaska Fly  28

Fish Alaska Boats  30

Fish Alaska Saltwater  34

Fish Alaska Stillwater  38

Fish Alaska Recipe  94

Advertiser Index  96

Final Drift  98

Features

Tacklecrafter: Spoons for Steelhead 
and Salmon by Dave Kilhefner
This quick but essential tutorial walks you through setting up the season’s spoons and spinners for Alaska success.

Special How-To: Start a Campfire without Matches
by Larry Tullis

Get out into the country this summer, but come prepared to enjoy a little comfort, too. No campsite is complete without a fire, and in Alaska more know-how is always prudent. 

Micro-Jig Breakthrough by Scott Haugen
Learn how to try micro jigs in fast-flowing steelhead, trout and coho streams, where presenting flies is a challenge. The added weight and change in presentation style can make a difference.

Pretty in Pink by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Perhaps overly maligned by freshwater anglers, Don Thomas reminds us to rediscover pinks in the salt, where the species just might surprise you.

Seven Miles of the Uganik by Terry W. Sheely
Looking for a wilderness getaway during a weeklong angling excursion across Kodiak’s road system, contributing editor Terry W. Sheely joins Andrew Airways for a fish-filled float on the Uganik River.
 
Floating & Fishing the Arctic: Kongakut by Les Gara
From spectacular day-hikes to plying these wilderness waters for truly Arctic grayling and trophy-sized char from the sea, Les Gara takes us along on a spectacular northern adventure.

Oh My Cod!
by Capt. Mark Young

On a personal marketing campaign to elevate the status of cod in Alaska, Valdez captain Mark Young describes a plentiful, quality fish that provides a lot of sport-fishing opportunity for those who know where to look.

Salmon in Cedars
by Gary Lewis

The salmon of Alaska are present in the trees, and just about everything else, and here’s one trip to Ketchikan and beyond—to camp, kayak and catch cutthroat, coho and pinks.

COVER/ Mark Huber with a Kenai River Dolly. © Brian Woobank