July 2010 | Salmon Extravaganza
Editor’s Creel 6
Tackle Tech 12
Salmon Sense 16
Tight Lines 20
Fish Alaska Boats 26
Fish Alaska Recipe 76
Advertiser Index 78
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special
Test Your Salmon IQ
by Greg Brush 32
Just how much do you really know about Alaska’s most popular gamefish? Guide and contributing FA editor Greg Brush has worked up 20 fun and informative questions to find out what you know about salmon.
Fish Alaska Fly: Dog Days
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
The hot days of Alaska’s summers aren’t called Dog Days for the traditional reasons. E. Donnall Thomas brings on the hot fly action with some “Dirty Dogs.”
Fish Alaska Travel: Northern Light
by Jim Klug
When the tundra greens and the waters clear, there’s nothing so much certain as the fact that great fishing awaits. Join photographer Jim Klug in celebration of the beauty that surrounds the fisherman in Alaska’s outback.
The Do-it-Yourself Roadie
by JD Richey
Rental car, map, regulations, waders and gear in-hand, JD Richey takes you on the road systems of Alaska and points out the productive waters that are easily in reach for the average angler.
Chasing Silver, Slabs and Crazy at the South End of Paradise
by Terry W. Sheely
Fishing southeast can mean lots of things including storms, blue-bird days, difficult passages, and lots of memorable fishing.Salmon, lings, halibut and rockfish are all to be had in the No Man’s Land off Cape Chacon. Story and photos by Terry W. Sheely.
COVER/ Big, bright, southwest coho.© Jim Klug