October / November 2010 | Autumn Fishing in Alaska

October 2010Departments

Editor’s Creel 10

Alaska Traveler 14

Fishing for a Compliment 16

Tackle Tech 20

Salmon Sense 24

Fish Alaska Boats 28

Fish Alaska Recipe 78

Advertiser Index 80

Final Drift 82


Five for Keeps

by Troy Letherman

Alaska can be very rewarding for the diligent trout angler. Join FA Editor Troy Letherman at five locations
that really rock for rainbows!

Fish Alaska Fly: Select a Bead

by Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson’s killer Select-a-Bead fly is designed for ease of use and simplicity. It also helps that it works like dynamite. Here’s how to tie and fish this beautiful, effective fly.

Fish Alaska Technique: Czech Nymphing 

by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf

Join master flyfisherwoman Pudge Kleinkauf for a session of very productive slow-drift nymph fishing in the Czech style.

Southeast Autumn

by Rich Culver

Silver shadows in late autumn can sometimes obscure the most stunning fishing results for those that venture to southeast Alaska. Rich Culver explores local waters and shines the light on some very chrome-bright cohos.

Pulse of the Stream

by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.

Surrounded by the sluggish end of the pink salmon run, E. Donnall Thomas relishes the fresh run of silver that enters the rivers of southeast on a spectacular fall day.

Fish Alaska Travel: Home Waters

by Jim McCann

Destination fishing is exciting, but nothing can beat the pleasure of fishing close to home. James M. McCann, his son and their dog hopin the truck and revel in the water they claim as “home.”

COVER/ A close-up of the wonders of Moraine. © Troy Letherman