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 [...]
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 [...]