Most guests at Alaska West know Jordan Sly as the super friendly guy who hauls freight and fuel around the river. That’s his job at the lodge, but it turns out Jordan is one of the most knowledgeable anglers you’ll meet.
Jordan grew up fly fishing, and his passion for angling drove him to get really smart on the stuff – he’s got a Masters of Science in Fisheries and Freshwater Ecology. The next time you see him in camp, it might not be such a bad idea to pick his brain a bit…
Jordan put together a great series of tips for us, and we present the first to you today. More to come!
Explore During the Off Season
If the rivers are closed to fishing, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the environment.
Low flow periods are a great time to hit the river. You will find structures that you normally can’t see when the rivers are in good shape. Take that knowledge and use it when you go fishing next winter.
The same goes for really low tides in saltwater – check it out and see what’s under there!