Read moreLinks On a perfect June day, the wake of the boat parts the waters on an Alaskan river.
The weather here can be brutal but when it’s nice, it’s off the charts nice! I was crusing down one of our rivers one day and happened to look back over my shoulder. When I saw how beautiful the view was even with my wake breaking the calm water I had to shoot this picture. [...]
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 [...]