Read moreLinks The End of a September Day………………
Although the weather in the fall can be more unpredictable than even summer, the scenery becomes surrealistic. I credit this to lighting effects. because the earth is quickly shifting its position in relation to the sun we experience a ‘sunset’ effect that lasts for hours. The suns rays cross the atmosphere at nearly a horizontal [...]
Read moreLinks A pair of fresh Silvers taken with a 1964 Orvis bamboo salmon rod.
These two fish were taken fishing with my old Orvis Light salmon Bamboo single hand rod and a fly that was a gift from a fishing guide from Arkansas. Although Brandon has never been to Alaska he tied a salmon fly and mailed it to me asking that I give it a go. As you [...]
Read moreLinks Dolly Varden Char;
A nice Dolly Varden Char caught on Ard’s Red Head, a Spey styled trout / steelhead fly pattern. These fish are capable of attaining salmon size with good feed. This was a fat one and was so selected for the display here. The char are not the acrobatic fish like rainbow trout or some salmon [...]
Read moreLinks Arctic Grayling on Dee Patterns!
A nice Arctic Grayling taken using a Jock O’ Dee Spey pattern, the larger fish grab a big wet fly without a second thought. Fall is the most reliable time for grayling on my favorite river. I catch these fish using the Spey rods and by swinging traditional Spey & Dee style flies that the [...]
Read moreLinks Did that come from the sea?
A bright Rainbow / Steelhead Trout just in from the salt as it was released? These fish average 14″ – 20″ with some up to 28 caught each year. The question that I always have (our department of Fish & Game seems to feel the same way) is; ‘Is that a rainbow trout or is [...]
Read moreLinks The picture we all want to take…………….
For the wildlife photography buff there could be an Eagle shot of a lifetime waiting. June on the Yetna River is Eagle time. The eagles follow the Hooligan (a large Smelt or relatives of them) in from the Cook Inlet when they come by the millions to spawn in fresh water. Seeing the Hooligan, also [...]