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 was digging through my vault of old photos and stumbled on this shot of yours truly with a Kasilof River King circa mid nineties. I was in my mid twenties and working for the Kenai River Sport Fishing Lodge in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Its always nice to be reminded of a simlper time in life.
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The flight from western Alaska to Anchorage gave me some time to reflect on a my week at Alaska West and the Kanektok River. Over-all, it was an insane week of king fishing. Every tide brought huge schools of giant chinooks in from the Bering Sea. -To be blunt, we fucking whaled on 'em. It wasn't uncommon to hook five to ten kings on a single day of fishing. Plus, the XL fish showed up in mass. It was everything you dream of when it comes to king salmon with two-handed rods.