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Gifts for Anglers in 2018 As the holidays are fast approaching, it’s time to make those final decisions on what gifts for anglers to give the important people in your life. We offered some suggestions in the last issue, and we’ll bet that some of those super-efficient, ultra-organized people out there have already made lists […]

by Troy Letherman Meaning “river of plenty” in the Dena’ina language, the area near the present site of Talkeetna offered an abundant harvest for the Athabasca Indians who originally inhabited t

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Article by Mike Lunde Northern pike are one of the dominant predators that roam the endless freshwater highways and lake systems across the state of Alaska. Both underneath the shadowy depths and embedded in the shoreline vegetation, northern pike are biologically blessed with one of most abundant prey sources on the food menu. Northern pike […]

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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

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Dog salmon (chum 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 and just tossed the carcass to their sled dogs that put chum salmon low on the commercial market scale.  […]
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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 measuring, photo shoot and release? There are quite a few considerations to think about, and let’s be honest most anglers are coming […]

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. A

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

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