October / November 2010 | Autumn Fishing in Alaska
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.
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