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A pair of socks with the name “heat holders” aroused my interest when I received them with an invitation to try them out. Now cold feet (and cold hands) are my nemeses in the hunting/fishing world. I can be sweating all over the rest of my body and still have numb fingers and toes. Thus, […]

Arguably, ice fishing in Alaska has a few reasons why it is nowhere near as popular when compared to the open water season. Two of which are cold freezing temperatures and bitter arctic wind. When mos

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Alaska is unique in that often we travel great distances and encounter extreme conditions in pursuit of the trophies our great state has to offer. It’s for these reasons that we have to trust and hold extraordinary confidence in the gear we travel with. And for this time of year, the most critical piece of […]

How to Properly Store your Boat It is a sad day. The ocean is rough, the rivers are dropping fast, the banks are iced over and the snow is falling. For all but the insanely hardcore Alaska angler, it

Gear For Food Preparation Backpacker’s Pantry Backpacker’s Pantry makes a wide range of freeze-dried food perfectly suited for hunters and anglers. Their range of choices makes for a varied and ta

For Alaska’s rainbow trout anglers, who enjoy the luxury of fishing for a species that’s actually interested in eating, the task is to figure out what the prevalent food source is for the area and time of year and then to imitate that food as closely as possible. Anglers should generally choose a fly that […]

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Story & Photos by Scott Haugen Whether fished from a sled, drift boat, pontoon setup or off the bank with a side-planer, there’s no doubting the power of plug fishing when targeting sa

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Blog Post by Troy Letherman Clearly an essential piece of equipment for Alaska anglers (I’ve wet-waded twice, on purpose, in fifteen years of fishing in our great, but chilly, state), waders are also one of a handful of items on your list of angling accoutrement that need to be repaired and/or replaced frequently. A fly […]

I don’t know how many stages of gear-mongering I’ve passed through, but the answer is almost certainly more than a few. At times I’ve gathered equipment like a conquistador pillaging

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Blog Post by Troy Letherman In the 1970s, when we first started halibut fishing off the Deep Creek coast of Cook Inlet, we used herring for bait on J hooks—hooks you had to be on all the time and ready to set the hook like you want to rip the lips right off that fish. […]

This blog post comes to us from Fish Alaska contributing editor and Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead guide JD Richey, who can be reached through his website. Without exception, when the weather

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