October / November 2008 | Fall Catch-All Issue
Editor’s Creel 6
Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing for a Compliment 16
Haugen’s Tackle Tech 24
Richey’s Salmon Sense 26
Advertiser Index 78
Fish Alaska Recipe 80
Final Drift 82
Fish Alaska Special
Cold Weather Injuries
by Joe Knight
An idyllic day. Cool, beautiful, good fishing – or not. But what happens when it really cools off? Are you prepared for Cold Weather Injuries? Expert Joe Knight provides some first-class advice and first aid for preventing and treating CWIs.
2008 Derby Results
All the derby winners available at press time. See who won, how big their fish was and where they caught it.
by David Vickery
An 11-year-old’s introduction to the trials and tribulations of fly fishing Alaska with his dad.
Fish Alaska Fly: Loop Wing Sculpin
by Scott Sanchez
Scott Sanchez ties up a major trout food baitfish pattern that is simple, nice-looking, and takes very little effort.
Catch & Release
by Pudge Kleinkauf
Do it the right way. Here are tips and techniques for helping your catch back to the water in a healthy way. Pudge Kleinkauf shows you how.
Fishing Alaska’s Autumn
by Jerry Wylie
Jerry Wylie spends some time on the upper Kenai with trophy rainbows and char during the sweeping change that is Alaska’s autumn.
Fish Alaska Travel: In Search of the Holy Grayling
by Darryl Quidort
Though the fish look like they should be in an aquarium somewhere, it is truly the places they inhabit that are the attraction for Darryl Quidort.
Steak & Eggs
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Breakfast? Not exactly. E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. flings egg flies at rainbows with spectacular results.
COVER / Katmai’s rainbows are spectacular in size and beauty. © Barry & Cathy Beck