August / September 2008 | Silver Salmon, Arctic Char and Grayling
Editor’s Creel 8
Alaska Traveler 14
Fishing for a Compliment 18
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 24
Richey’s Salmon Sense 28
Fish Alaska Recipe 92
Advertiser Index 94
Final Drift 98
Fish Alaska Fly: Sanchez Kiwi Muddler
by Scott Sanchez
Fly-tying expert Scott Sanchez ties up this New Zealand streamer with some Alaska spin.
Top Water Char
by G.B. Barnard
For a few short weeks in the spring, char become topwater feeders that take advantage of out-migrating salmon smolt. Now you can take advantage of these fiesty fish with advice and rigs from author G.B. Barnard.
Fish Alaska All-Tackle: Waiting for the Bobber
by Scott Haugen
Float-fishing diversity and its advantages, methods and success from Scott Haugen.
by Captain ‘Tat’ Tatterson
Captain ‘Tat’ Tatterson takes you into the world of the acrobatic and abundant silver salmon. Learn how to target and land these chrome-bright, fighting fish.
Fish Alaska Travel: Alaska’s Dark Horse
by Kevin Yokum
In the pristine waters of Alaska there is a fish that is like no other. Join Kevin Yokum in pursuit of these Chena River lunkers.
Silvers Under Glacier Ice
by Terry Sheely
Terry Sheely roams the environs of Valdez for salt action and brings back a flashy September tale.
by Kathy Anderson
Associate publisher Kathy Anderson finds a rip-roaring good time at her ‘buddy’s cabin’ at Blueberry Island Lodge. Oh, yes, and there is that business about catching her husband’s fish.
COVER / Joby Craig with a nice Yentna River area silver. © Wayne Norris