Read moreLinks Always time to take in the wonders along the way;
Spring & Fall are the prime times to fish the head waters for Grayling. The smaller creeks are simply beautiful, these spots are reached on foot so if you are interested in seeing some spots like this you gotta hoof it. I actually enjoy a good bunch of photo results as well as fishing. As [...]
Read moreLinks Yes, she caught that !
August through September is Silver Salmon time, this Gal had her hands full with this one. That’s no client, that’s Nancy. She is a hard core fisher of salmon and this was not the first or the last day that my wife caught more & bigger fish than I could. There are days when she [...]
Read moreLinks One of these will bring out a big smile;
Here’s a nice fat Rainbow being released unharmed. This one was right at the 2 foot size range. Maybe 23″ but I really didn’t measure very carefully. After a while you get used to sizes, I know the joke about fishermen always exaggerating the size of fish but ‘honest’ you get good at calling them [...]
Read moreLinks If you’re going to catch a Dolly Varden Char I hope this one is still around for you.
Of all the Char I’ve caught, this was the largest. A full 27″ and released unharmed, there are more where that one came from. Every year I seem to find some good size Dollies. Never have I ran into the huge ones but they have a way of turning up on other peoples lines, maybe [...]
Read moreLinks AK. Assassin Standard Salmon Hook
I found this pattern for sale in 2005 and bought a few. I’ve no idea who first tied it and the few I bought were sold in size 4 & 6. I had very little result using them but thought that if they were larger and perhaps had a little ‘bling’ (Crystal Flash) added they [...]
Read moreLinks Don’t tell John that a Sockeye won’t take a fly.
Here’s a happy angler from Utah with his best catch, a bright male Sockeye taken on a streamer fly while Spey casting. It is widely said here by even those who fly fish that you can’t catch Sockeye salmon on a fly. The common means of catching them is snagging. yes, snagging, even using fly [...]