Editor’s Creel 5
Readers’ Lines 6
Alaska Fishing News 9
Fishing for a Compliment 13
Gear Review 18
Inside Alaska Angling 74
Featured Fish Recipe 79
The Final Drift 82
Tying the Crystal Egg Woolly Bugger
by Rich Johnson
A fly that spring-run steelhead can’t resist.
Trout’s Way: Flyfishing Made Easy
by Curt Trout
From novice to expert, here are some techniques anyone can use to simplify the ritual of flyfishing.
by Dave Vedder
Fish with floats and take steelhead under even the most difficult Alaska conditions.
Green Goddess, Karluk River
by Tony Weaver
With almost as many kinds of fish as colors of green, the Karluk on Kodiak is one vivid experience.
by Robert Stagg
How about a couple of two-year-old bear cubs and about a thousand caribou for fishing companions?
Diamonds in the Rough
by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
Our resident expert relates her infatuation with one of Alaska’s most under-appreciated game fish.
by Mark Glassmaker
One of the most vulnerable rivers in Alaska yields a silver lining, but at what cost?
Caught in a Steel Trap
by Dan Hardy Sr.
One trophy like this and you’ll be hooked on the Situk.