Flyfishing in Alaska

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

Mark Hieronymus is Behind the Vice

Mark Hieronymus is a self-proclaimed “fish translator,” and his mentality for fly creation is refreshingly simple: The fish will tell you whether something works or not. It follows, then, that his resume of Read More...

Mark Hieronymus is Behind the Vice2021-11-10T12:32:24-09:00

Jonathan Farmer: Behind the Vice

by Joe Jackson Photos by Jonathan Farmer Jonathan Farmer with a lovely steelhead from one of his favorite Alaskan rivers.   There’s a vexed sigh from the other end of the Read More...

Jonathan Farmer: Behind the Vice2021-09-22T08:40:21-08:00

Jason Rivers: Tying, Unconventionally

Aside from doling out hours to the fly-tying vise, Jason Rivers manages a small conglomerate of fishing and tackle operations.

Jason Rivers: Tying, Unconventionally2021-08-04T09:43:19-08:00

Spey Fishing Advantages

by Melissa Norris Spey fishing advantages are numerous and fishing for trout and salmon this way could easily become an addiction. The very first time I learned the basics of casting Skagit style Read More...

Spey Fishing Advantages2021-07-31T11:26:49-08:00

George Krumm: Behind the Vice

Krumm’s stillwater forte was particularly intriguing, not just because he has racked up an impressive resume of big fish using nothing but his wits, his flies, and his float tube..

George Krumm: Behind the Vice2021-06-30T11:14:18-08:00

Kenai Peninsula Steelhead

Kenai Peninsula Steelhead blog by Nigel FoxPhotos by Jeff Murray Kenai Peninsula Steelhead: Deep Creek, Anchor River, and more When you think of the Kenai Peninsula, salmon fishing is the first Read More...

Kenai Peninsula Steelhead2021-06-29T11:07:18-08:00

Bamboo Fly Rods: Fish Beautifully

Bamboo Fly Rods blog by Jon LymanPhotos courtesy of Jon Lyman A bamboo fly rod is an heirloom to pass down generationally. With 20 years of Alaska experience building and fishing Read More...

Bamboo Fly Rods: Fish Beautifully2021-05-28T12:43:32-08:00

Evolving with Ryan Sorsdahl: Behind the Vice

Anchorage-based tyer Ryan Sorsdahl abides by one guiding rule at the bench: "Pretty fish deserve pretty flies". Not only are his creations downright gorgeous, they're almost absurdly effective. Learn more about his business, Bigfoot Custom Fly, and some of his signature patterns in the June edition of "Behind the Vice."

Evolving with Ryan Sorsdahl: Behind the Vice2021-05-28T12:22:25-08:00

George Cook, The Legend

Behind the Vice: George Cook, The LegendBlog by Joe Jackson Cook and an early fall “Bow Bow.” I recently tried to explain to my wife why I was so giddy after Read More...

George Cook, The Legend2021-05-20T12:34:03-08:00

Handling Trout

The Importance of Proper Handling of a Trophy TroutBy Nigel Fox, Alaska Drift Away Fishing Reviving a rainbow while measuring length on the measuring board. If there is one thing we Read More...

Handling Trout2021-05-06T10:08:03-08:00

Scott Murdock: Tying Artist

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 the Vice."

Scott Murdock: Tying Artist2021-04-21T10:05:50-08:00

Mike Cole: Doing Something with Your Life

Ever since he’d started flyfishing, Mike Cole had wanted to be a fishing guide. He could think of nothing more enjoyable or rewarding than spending the days doing the very thing he was growing to love.

Mike Cole: Doing Something with Your Life2021-03-19T11:56:26-08:00

Full Circle with Shann Jones

Blog by Joe Jackson The pensive Jones demonstrating proper leader construction. "For the curve of learning is a meander, the shape of a spring creek on a valley floor..."-Ted Leeson Full Read More...

Full Circle with Shann Jones2021-02-04T11:42:01-09:00

Fly Tying: One Fly at a Time

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 Tying: One Fly at a Time2021-01-14T09:32:47-09:00

Fly Rod vs Float Rod

Fly Rod vs Float Rod By Nick Ohlrich Taking advantage of an early morning bite during the fall on the Middle Kenai. © Nick Ohlrich When fishing rainbows on the Middle Read More...

Fly Rod vs Float Rod2020-08-18T13:22:34-08:00


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