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Swinging Streamers

Story & Photos by Nicholas Ohlrich Besides watching a bow come up and slurp down a perfectly presented dry fly, feeling the explosion of a pink-sided chrome freight train destroying a streamer on Read More...

Swinging Streamers2018-06-26T11:53:32-08:00

Being Adaptive to Change

by Nigel Fox There is nothing more frustrating than a blown-out river when you are in the peak of the fishing season. You will go weeks with optimal water conditions and then bam, Read More...

Being Adaptive to Change2018-07-03T10:43:52-08:00

Tips for a Drag Free Drift

Story & Photos by Nick Ohlrich There are many factors that contribute to a strong formula for consistently catching your desired species. The ability to run a drag free drift while targeting Kenai Read More...

Tips for a Drag Free Drift2018-04-19T14:34:36-08:00

The Little Big Things: Up Your Trout Game

This 35.5-inch rainbow trout was caught after spotting a new school of salmon on the fish finder. © Alaska Drift Away Fishing Story & Photos by Jeremy Anderson The sun is Read More...

The Little Big Things: Up Your Trout Game2018-04-11T10:41:56-08:00

Kenai River Trout

Kenai River rainbows are renowned the world over, and for good reason, as these hefty trout suggest. Story and Photos by Nick Ohlrich From the opener on June 11 through late Read More...

Kenai River Trout2018-05-07T12:57:45-08:00

Pavlov’s Trout

Story & Photos By Nick Ohlrich Ivan Pavlov was a psychologist in the late 1800s and was the guy that would ring a bell just before he fed his dogs. When the dogs Read More...

Pavlov’s Trout2018-05-07T11:45:02-08:00

Running Rivers

Story & Photo By Nick Ohlrich As summer draws near and rivers begin to swell into their summer size, a quick buffing-up on the practice of reading water probably can’t hurt. I spend the majority Read More...

Running Rivers2018-05-07T12:20:39-08:00

Fish Finder, Friend or Foe?

A fish finder is an instrument used to locate fish underwater by detecting reflected pulses of sound energy. Today’s standards use a graphical display to locate schools of fish, temperature, debris and the Read More...

Fish Finder, Friend or Foe?2018-09-27T15:57:57-08:00

Early-Season Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula

Story & Photos by Nick Olrich Early-season fishing on the Kenai Penninsula offers a variety of options for anglers that are itching to get the open-water season underway. The top three options that Read More...

Early-Season Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula2019-01-14T13:05:53-09:00

Boat Maintenance

Story & Photos by Jeremy Anderson Taking care of your boat is a very important part of recreating on the water, keeping you safe, having fun and making your day on the water stress-free. If Read More...

Boat Maintenance2018-04-19T12:18:32-08:00

The Bead & A Trout Fisherman’s Journey

Meet Mr. Bead, probably the single most-effective rainbow trout attractor in Alaska. During the salmon spawn there’s very little reason to ever fish anything else. Story & Photos by Jeremy Anderson Read More...

The Bead & A Trout Fisherman’s Journey2018-05-07T12:00:36-08:00

Techniques for the Perfect Drift

Story & Photos by Nick Ohlrich “I think your drift is a touch fast. Try having your rod tip follow the indicator,” I said to my clients, who were making first casts in the Read More...

Techniques for the Perfect Drift2018-04-19T12:12:07-08:00

Photogenic Rainbow Trout

Story by Nick Ohlrich Photos by Alaska Drift Away Fishing This is going to be a big year. Sure, there is a presidential election in 2016, but more importantly, it’s a pink year Read More...

Photogenic Rainbow Trout2018-04-19T12:20:33-08:00

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