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Mousing Trout, They Too Prefer Ribeye Over Toast Points

Taking a fishing trip to Alaska without a fly box full of different mouse patterns is like playing a round of golf at in the US Open without a putter. [...]

July 9, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Jim, me and a ‘luxury tent’ in Alaska

Fly fishing Alaska has a seasons window greater than advertised if you’re willing to tempt a late fall sock-in. The trouts and dollies lose all self-respect and will hit anything [...]

June 12, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Industry News: With passion, Umpqua Feather Merchants turns 45

Umpqua is collaborating with Trout Unlimited and the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska to raise $45,000 to help conserve and restore key salmon and trout habitat [...]

February 3, 2017 Industry News, RECENT, scroll

Feature Story: My last trip to Alaska with Jim. It was a doozy

My last trip to Alaska was more than a few years ago and a great exercise in precisely how not to do it, but the fishing was as awesome as the "lodge" was gruesome [...]

March 22, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

News: Thom Glace’s June wanderings worth a side trip

Thom Glace's artfulness captures attention, immediately, not so much for the exactness of detail, which illustrators are noted for, but for the aliveness of his subjects. [...]

June 3, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide

Of Interest: Feast & famine on Alaskan Salmon Rivers

Char shrink and grow their digestive tract to fit food supply. During the salmon migration, the char’s digestive organs grow twice as big as they are the rest of the year [...]

April 23, 2015 Of Interest, RECENT, Slide

Feature: Part two of Fly Fishing in Alaska

Drifting very large articulated flesh flies near the bottom usually produces that monster Rainbow and Dolly Varden trout that the Kenai is famous for... [...]

December 30, 2013 FEATURE STORY, Slide, Tips & Tactics

Tips & Tactics: Alaska dollies and swinging the right flies at them

Once the season’s first wave of salmon begin dropping eggs, these dollies as well as rainbow trout congregate on long shallow spawning runs in shocking numbers. [...]

November 15, 2013 RECENT, Slide, Tips & Tactics, Uncategorized