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Category: Gear Blog

Alaska Fishing Gear Blog

Fish Alaska magazine contributors love gear and here you can learn about rain gear, sonar systems, fly-tying materials, and more.

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Fishing blind: I hate it. There is a bit of mystery in the depths of lakes. The flat, wide expanse of water gives few clues as to what lies beneath or to where the trout might be, but a fish-finder helps. Subtle changes on the lake bottom are often key to success in stillwater, yet […]

Rain gear for Alaska is a critical component of a wardrobe for residents and visitors. It often rains in the 49th state, and if you are heading to places in Southeast such as Ketchikan, where over 140

By Michael Lunde The long Alaska winter offseason is typically spent reminiscing over summer fishing stories alongside a cozy cabin campfire. During the Christmas holidays, the majority of department

Some people are amazingly talented and creative. And most people cannot resist getting gifts for Alaskan babies. It is just too much fun to make or buy something special for the little cuties. Gift Id

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By Jeremy Anderson,  Using a spin rod and bobber to float fish for rainbow trout can be one of the deadliest methods for targeting fish in moving water.  The advantages of a spin rod and reel setup include easy casting, extended drifts, and simplicity when fighting a big fish.  There are many ways to setup […]

As a fishing family—not to mention the fact I’m more than nine months pregnant for the first time—it is time for us to really think about waders for kids. Waders are great for kids in Alaska and

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Some jokingly refer to the mosquito as Alaska’s state bird. The size and ferocity of our state horde is notorious, annoying and, if you’ve happened to check out this infographic making the social media rounds, a little worrisome. It’s true, some mosquitoes do carry diseases that can incapacitate or even kill you. But for the […]

Blog Post by Steve Meyer I know a hunter/fisherman who always kept his hunting and fishing equipment neatly placed in his garage, everything with a clear order, all pristine and ready for use. I was i

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A pair of socks with the name “heat holders” aroused my interest when I received them with an invitation to try them out. Now cold feet (and cold hands) are my nemeses in the hunting/fishing world. I can be sweating all over the rest of my body and still have numb fingers and toes. Thus, […]

Alaska is unique in that often we travel great distances and encounter extreme conditions in pursuit of the trophies our great state has to offer. It’s for these reasons that we have to trust and ho

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