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.
Preparing for a destination fly fishing trip is one of my favorite rituals... Tying the flies, spooling up reels, buying new toys. (Going on fishing trips somehow makes it easier to justify spending money on gear) I've got a brand spankin new Sage TCX 890-4 that wants to hunt.
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.
Only a few months until bonefish bliss. I still have a couple of spots open on my hosted trip to Andros South in the Bahamas. If your new year's resolution is to travel to more exciting destination fisheries, get in touch with me.
Every August I have the privilege of hosting a trip to the Dean River in British Columbia. It's a privilege because there are few places as beautiful, remote and wild as the Dean. One of my favorite parts of the trip is seeing new anglers to the river land their first fish of the trip... In the world of steelheading, it is a rite of passage. Of course, landing an ocean bright Dean fish isn't easy... Even the most experienced anglers are humbled by this magical place.
I once read that the difference between those that are lucky and those that are unlucky was simple; lucky people recognize opportunity and are willing to take a chance on said opportunity.
I recently spent a few days tromping around my old stomping grounds on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. It was an add-on trip to my hosted fly fishing trip to Alaska West.
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.