January 2010 | 2010 Travel issue
Editor’s Creel 8
Alaska Traveler 14
Fishing for a Compliment 18
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 22
Salmon Sense 24
Fish Alaska Boats 26
Reading Rivers 28
Fish Alaska Recipe 76
Advertiser Index 78
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special
Valhalla, I am Coming!
by Troy Letherman 30
Wandering from legendary stream, to legendary river, FA editor Troy Letherman and publisher Marcus Weiner find that resting isn’t part of the picture when you’ve reached this Valhalla.
Fish Alaska All Tackle: Backbouncing Phenomenon
by Scott Haugen
When an approach works this well on multiple fish species, in fresh or salt, it’s worth the time to study. Contributing editor Scott Haugen offers tips, tools and secrets of this exciting technique.
Fish Alaska Travel: Togiak River Lodge
by Marcus Weiner
With sharp guides and expert care of the catch, publishers Marcus Weiner and Melissa Norris find Togiak one of the best places to fill one’s larder for the winter.
Roads ’n Rods of Juneau
by Terry W. Sheely
Terry W. Sheely finds where that guy in the ditch may be a politician, cruise escapee, or an angler onto something good.
Floating for Kings
by René Limeres
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful images of René Limeres as he tells a tale of river floats, languid days, and big river kings.
by Capt. Tat Tatterson
Learning from the past to protect the heritage that are the salmon of Alaska is part of the quest of Capt. T.A.“Tat” Tatterson IV. Here he presents the case for conservation of this most precious resource.
COVER/Marcus Weiner with a nice Talarik Creek rainbow. © Troy Letherman