January / February 2002 | Annual Trip Planning Issue


Publishers Welcome 5

From The Editor 6

Reader’s Lines 7

Alaska Fishing News 9

Fishing for a Compliment 12

Gear Revue 16

Calendar 20

Fly Tying 23

Pudge on the Fly 28

Inside Alaska Angling 66

Boat Revue 76

Featured Fish Recipe 77

Alaska Real Estate 78

What The Heck is This? 80

The Final Drift 82


The Piscatorial Peasant

By Larry Bartlett

An 8 step program for addicted anglers. How to plan a safe adventure.

Derby Delight

by Melissa Norris

The Fish Alaska statewide guide to fishing that pays.

How to Plan a Float Trip

by Tony Weaver

Float fishing Alaska’s wild rivers.

24 Hours in the City

by Troy Letherman

Laid over but not laid up.

To Fly on the Nush

by Joe Warren

Lower Nushagak River fly fishing.

The Kenai & the Kasilof

by Dave Vedder

A tale of two rivers.

Guides & charters: A partial list of some of Alaska’s best guides & charters.