Category Archives: Alaska

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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Alaska Image: Resurrection Bay

One of the coolest things we saw in Alaska was during a cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours. The girls and I were on the boat for nine hours and saw a ton of wildlife. I’ll do a full post on … Continue reading

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Angler’s Tonic in Resurrection Bay

Happy fathers day to all you dads out there. You know as well as I do that our jobs as fathers and our opportunity to develop young people is the most rewarding aspect of our lives. And the most difficult, … Continue reading

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Kasiloff River King Salmon, Alaska

Don’t have time to say much. Tate, Myka and I are headed out in an hour to cruise Reserrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords. But I wanted to share this image with all of you, which represents one of the … Continue reading

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De Havilland Beaver, The Classic Alaska Aircraft

Thought all of you who haven’t been to Alaska and flown in the classic Beaver might enjoy this simulation of a flight. It’s pretty spot-on, all the way down to the trees turing color in the fall. Take a quick … Continue reading

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Anglers Tonic Heads to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

Thought I would let all of you know that the girls and I are off to Alaska next week, heading for the Kenai Peninsula for whatever The Great Land throws our way. I really haven’t fished the Peninsula in June, … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: surviving a spring steelhead assault on Alaska’s Taku River

Editor’s note: As many of you know, longtime friend and Tonic patron Kent Sullivan is the most adventurous angler I know. He’s shared some of his experiences here on Tonic and I’ve also detailed some of the craziness that he … Continue reading

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