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Category: Fly-Fishing Blog

Flyfishing in Alaska

When it comes to flyfishing in Alaska, rest assured Fish Alaska contributors have some great info for you.

Bamboo Fly Rods blog by Jon LymanPhotos courtesy of Jon Lyman With 20 years of Alaska experience building and fishing bamboo rods, I build each rod from scratch in Juneau, Alaska. My attention to detail and commitment to the flyfishing experience assures you that I put my very best effort into each rod. As a […]

Behind the Vice: George Cook, The LegendBlog by Joe Jackson I recently tried to explain to my wife why I was so giddy after meeting a certain, famed flyfisherman for lunch in Anchorage. “George Cook

The Importance of Proper Handling of a Trophy TroutBy Nigel Fox, Alaska Drift Away Fishing If there is one thing we all can do better when trout fishing, it is properly handling our catch before it is released. Everyone is guilty of mishandling trout. Even as a guide, over the years it’s happened to me […]

Scott Murdock ties some of the most exquisite Atlantic salmon flies you've ever seen. He also ties some killer spring grayling flies. Learn more about Murdock's work in the April edition of "Behind th

Blog by Joe Jackson “For the curve of learning is a meander, the shape of a spring creek on a valley floor…” -Ted Leeson Full Circle with Shann Jones There are a lot of full circles in the life of Shann Jones: The signature of a rising grayling, the wrap of a soft hackle, and […]

Like many others before him, Smith is drawn to fly tying for the self-sufficiency it gives him. He soon realized that he could tie as many flies as he wanted—being limited only by materials and time

Fly Rod vs Float Rod By Nick Ohlrich When fishing rainbows on the Middle Kenai, whether guiding or personal fishing, I always have both fly rods and float rods in the boat. To me they are tools, not a

King Salmon blog by John Perry, Photos courtesy of Angler’s Alibi Nushagak River Spey Fishing for King Salmon For those of you that may not have heard, king salmon fishing on the Nushagak River is literally as good as it can get, period. The king salmon run on the Nushagak River is legendary for not […]

Dog salmon (chum salmon) are terrific fighters on a fly rod. Blog Post by Fred Fraikor Maybe it’s the nickname “dog” salmon, purportedly because natives felt chum salmon were not as tasty as the

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