Deneki Outdoors just informed me that they have a spot open for my week at Alaska West this summer. We'll be traveling north from June 21 through June 28, 2013. This is prime time for catching ocean bright king salmon on Spey rods and mouse fishing for huge Alaskan rainbows. The cost of the trip is $5650.00.
I recently had a client drop out of my hosted trip to Alaska West due to health concerns. We'll be traveling north from June 21 through June 28, 2013. This is prime time for catching ocean bright king salmon on Spey rods and mouse fishing for huge Alaskan rainbows. The cost of the trip is $5650.00.
Mid-winter is my time to tie flies, lots of flies. This week my vise is getting a workout with king salmon tube flies for Alaska.
I recently returned from the land of the midnight sun and giant Chinook salmon… We had a great trip to Alaska West this summer. Despite many poor returns of salmon in rivers throughout Alaska, the Kanektok run was robust. I ended my trip on a high note, fishing with LO clients David Luthy & Chris Crum. We went out with a bang hooking an obscene number of diamond bright kings our last day. Thanks for a great trip fellas!
Civilization has a way of slapping you in the face when you return from the Alaskan bush. -My senses are on overload at the moment. At Alaska West you wake to the sweet sound of songbirds in the tundra. As I woke in my hotel room in Anchorage this morning, a Harley Davidson ripping down Spenard had replaced the raspy call of the varied thrush… Yuck.
Pursuing king salmon with flies has a way of making even the best anglers second-guess themselves. Some days it feels like you did something to really piss off the fish Gods… Hooks bend, knots break, rods blow up and you can’t land a salmon to save your life. Or, even worse, fish eat your fly but for some cosmic reason you just can’t hook the little bastards. You begin to question everything from your hook set to the fly you’re fishing. Myself, I blame tough fishing on the hat I chose to wear that morning.
Swinging flies for kings is really a game of depth. Sure, there are times when a particular color of fly seaming gets bit more than others. But at the end of the day, if your bug is in the right zone -You'll get the big eat.
It's just past supper time on the first day of my hosted trip to Alaska West. -I snuck out early to write a post. The decibels in the dining tent seam to increase with each story of the day told. The Whiskey also helps raise the volume.
Things started off slow this morning but as the afternoon tide arrived, a good push of chrome bright kings and chums came charging up the river. It feels so good to be back in salmon camp.
As my hosted trip to Alaska West rapidly approaches, I’m reminded how fast the lodge filled for this years trip and how many folks I had to turn away because we had reached capacity. -I thought I’d get a jump on things for my 2013 trip.