Category Archives: Alaska

Kanektok River Rainbow’s Last Meal Included 19 Shrews

Saw this interesting story in the Alaska Dispatch and thought I would share it with you. We all know that trout eat rodents, but this is amazing. I’ve fished the Kanektok for rainbows, using mice patterns, and scored big. The … Continue reading

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Hard Core For Alaska King Salmon

I’ve been discussing the merits or lack thereof in writing about how difficult steelheading can be. The question is whether I’m painting an accurate picture of steelheading or not, as steelheading can be pretty relaxing during the summer months, especially … Continue reading

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Opinion: Pebble Mine Not Dead

Does Anglo American’s departure doom the Pebble prospect? —Alex DeMarban September 21, 2013 Anglo American’s pullout from Pebble is hardly a death knell for the promising but beleaguered mineral prospect in Southwest Alaska. But the move increases the chance of … Continue reading

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Pebble Mine Receives Possible Fatal Blow

Anglo American withdraws from Pebble Mine, Casting Projects Future in Doubt —written by Ben Anderson, The Alaska Dispatch Anglo American, one of the key backers of the controversial Pebble mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, announced Monday that it is … Continue reading

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Alaska’s Arctic Char and Peanut Butter

My hands were frigid in the icy Alaskan river, and things weren’t looking good for this finned, anadramous, Arctic char. Several minutes ago, swinging a 7-weight spey rod, heavy tip, and weighted flash fly, I dredged up the chrome toad, … Continue reading

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Upper Stikine and Nass—the Sacred Headwaters—Now Protected

This is huge news out of Canada. This may preserve some of the finest and most remote steelhead and salmon water in the world. It’s been a big issue for a long time, and it deals with wild place close … Continue reading

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Must Read: Tongass Rainforest Op-Ed

For all of you who love the Tongass National Forest as much as me, this is a must read for perspective. I was born in the Tongass and spent much of my youth there, and I put myself through college … Continue reading

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One Bad-Ass Woman—Audrey Sutherland

So, again, this isn’t strict fly fishing, or angling in general, but this is interesting and I thought some of you might enjoy this interview and then, perhaps, by Audrey’s book, Paddling North, which details a kayak trip through some … Continue reading

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Tying Loop Connections on Sink Tip Lines

As you know from yesterday’s post, I’m headed to British Columbia and that means I’ll likely be chucking some sinktips. Making loop connections has always been an issue for me, especially on the water, but with a nail knot tool … Continue reading

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Alaska Photography: Anchorage classic

Had to let all of you see this one. This, in my opinion is a classic. Shot it while staying at the Hilton Downtown in Anchorage a couple nights ago. The girls and I had dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse, … Continue reading

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