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Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge: A Multi-Species Adventure

Alaska's Bearclaw Lodge: A Multi-Species Adventure Article by Marcus Weiner Photos by Marcus Weiner & Melissa Norris Alaska's Bearclaw Lodge Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge sits on a private parcel of land on a peninsula Read More...

Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge: A Multi-Species Adventure2020-01-29T14:55:40-09:00

Reel Action Alaska Lodge: Fly Fishing on the Kanektok

Reel Action Alaska Lodge Article by Melissa Norris Background: Perfect king release. © Dustin Saigo Choose the Chosen: A Reel Action Alaska Lodge Fly Fishing Adventure on the Kanektok I am Read More...

Reel Action Alaska Lodge: Fly Fishing on the Kanektok2019-12-31T14:04:41-09:00

At Long Last, the Kanektok River

Story by Cecelia “Pudge” Kleinkauf All the years I have lived in Alaska, I’ve heard about the Kanektok River in western Alaska, but I have never had an opportunity to fish it. As Read More...

At Long Last, the Kanektok River2018-02-08T14:49:40-09:00

Hair Jig Tying 101 for Northern Pike

Article by Mike Lunde Northern pike are one of the dominant predators that roam the endless freshwater highways and lake systems across the state of Alaska. Both underneath the shadowy depths and embedded Read More...

Hair Jig Tying 101 for Northern Pike2018-05-24T10:12:05-08:00

Tube Flies for Sea-Run Species

By Mike Lunde Round, cylindrical-shaped, a few inches in length and accompanied by a thin diameter—the generic plastic tube revolutionized and perhaps is the birthplace of the earliest tube flies. At a point Read More...

Tube Flies for Sea-Run Species2018-08-20T16:28:24-08:00

Tullis Wiggle Bug: The Fly That Swims

Tying Instructions By Larry Tullis - Wiggle Bug originator Note: The Tullis Wiggle Bug is a style of tying rather than a specific pattern and there are hundreds of variations possible. This basic Read More...

Tullis Wiggle Bug: The Fly That Swims2018-01-08T10:47:40-09:00

Five for Keeps

Alaska rainbow trout are some of the finest in the world. Trophies topping over 30 inches long loom in the rivers and creeks of the Greatland. Here are 5 top choices for Alaska Read More...

Five for Keeps2018-09-27T12:28:24-08:00

Rites of Spring: Good Company and Wild Places

On an Alaska steelhead adventure, one never knows what else to expect. Story by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. Photos by Don & Lori Thomas T.S. Eliot claimed that April is the cruelest month, Read More...

Rites of Spring: Good Company and Wild Places2018-08-20T21:23:14-08:00

Triumph and Loss

 by Troy Letherman Back when the number of television channels could be counted on one hand - and when I might be pressed into antenna action with various sheets of tinfoil at any moment Read More...

Triumph and Loss2018-01-08T11:00:29-09:00

Leader Systems for Streamer Flies

Tying Your Own Leaders for Fall Fishing Success By Troy Letherman For Alaska fly anglers, proper leader construction is of fundamental concern when preparing to fish for our primary fall species: steelhead, trophy char, Read More...

Leader Systems for Streamer Flies2018-01-08T11:51:16-09:00

The One That Got Away

Prompted by a spring that never came, leaving ice on the creeks and the trout unmolested far too deep into the calendar year, I had occasion to spend more time than anyone should Read More...

The One That Got Away2018-10-21T21:56:18-08:00

Bear Trail Spey

An Introduction To Two-Handed Fly Fishing Story by Melissa Norris and Troy Letherman The truth is I am damaged goods. After decades of baseball/softball, dodgeball, skiing, fly fishing and a general “push it Read More...

Bear Trail Spey2018-08-20T16:08:58-08:00

Situk Steelhead in the Fall

Fall Steelhead Primer By Troy Letherman It’s that time of year again, tail-end of the seasonal transition from fish-filled summer to the short, cold, dark days of winter, our rivers frozen over, our fish Read More...

Situk Steelhead in the Fall2018-08-20T23:02:21-08:00

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