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October / November 2010

Autumn Round Up

Departments

Editor's Creel 10 

Alaska Traveler 14 

Fishing for a Compliment 16 

Tackle Tech 20 

Salmon Sense 24 

Fish Alaska Boats 28 

Fish Alaska Recipe 78 

Advertiser Index 80 

Final Drift 82

Features

Five for Keeps

by Troy Letherman 

Alaska can be very rewarding for the diligent trout angler. Join FA Editor Troy Letherman at five locations
that really rock for rainbows!

Fish Alaska Fly: Select a Bead

by Rich Johnson 

Rich Johnson’s killer Select-a-Bead fly is designed for ease of use and simplicity. It also helps that it works like dynamite. Here’s how to tie and fish this beautiful, effective fly.

Fish Alaska Technique: Czech Nymphing 

by Cecilia "Pudge" Kleinkauf 

Join master flyfisherwoman Pudge Kleinkauf for a session of very productive slow-drift nymph fishing in the Czech style.

Southeast Autumn 

by Rich Culver 

Silver shadows in late autumn can sometimes obscure the most stunning fishing results for those that venture to southeast Alaska. Rich Culver explores local waters and shines the light on some very chrome-bright cohos.

Pulse of the Stream

by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. 

Surrounded by the sluggish end of the pink salmon run, E. Donnall Thomas relishes the fresh run of silver that enters the rivers of southeast on a spectacular fall day.

Fish Alaska Travel: Home Waters 

by Jim McCann 

Destination fishing is exciting, but nothing can beat the pleasure of fishing close to home. James M. McCann, his son and their dog hop in the truck and revel in the water they claim as “home.”

 

COVER/ A close-up of the wonders of Moraine. © Troy Letherman