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Story by Cecelia “Pudge” Kleinkauf All the years I have lived in Alaska, I’ve heard about the Kanektok River in western Alaska, but I have never had an opportunity to fish it. As it happened, at a recent fly-fishing show, Paul Jacob and Steve Olufsen, the owners of Reel Action Lodge on that very river, […]

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By E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.  I’m standing beside an unnamed creek that rises in the foothills of the Alaska Range and runs across a few miles of rolling tundra before emptying into one of the Bristol Bay watershed’s numerous large lakes. The current is trying to find its way to the Bering Sea, as it […]

Dog salmon are terrific fighters on a fly rod. Blog Post by Fred Fraikor Maybe it’s the nickname “dog” salmon, purportedly because natives felt chum salmon were not as tasty as the other species

Blog Post by Troy Letherman I’m the first to tie on a dry fly.  We’re gliding across a stillwater slough connecting Fog Lake to the middle Copper River, flushing the occasional hammer-handle pike, and rather than take in the scenery, which includes a young brown bear nosing around in anticipation of the reds that should […]

Story By Nick Ohlrich There’s no question that pound-for-pound Kenai rainbows, and ’bows in general, are one of the top contenders in the fight circuit, but how do these fish fair during the measu

By Mike Lunde Round, cylindrical-shaped, a few inches in length and accompanied by a thin diameter—the generic plastic tube revolutionized and perhaps is the birthplace of the earliest tube flies. At a point in time where most flies were constructed on standardized hook shanks, tube flies provided distinct advantages that the conventional hook could not. […]

Here’s a fisherman’s frustration. Just as the weather turns warm, and you get the fishing bug, you realize it’s still not time to fish, at least on a river. Unless you’re a lit

Flies for Alaska Lakes In the February 2014 issue of the Fish Alaska stillwater column I wrote that in general it’s not the fly that produces consistent success in lakes. This holds true for most of the season, as trout in southcentral Alaska’s lakes are generally opportunistic feeders. However, there is a short period of […]
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