Hot of the presses, here’s BC West guest Jim Hund last week with his second steelhead ever. The Dean can be kind sometimes! More on Steelhead 6 Ways to Catch More Steelhead Top Posts on Steelhead Steelheading Simplified
Archives for June 2014
Our friend Chris Santella is the author of some classics in fly fishing literature, not the least of which is the ‘Fifty Places to Go Fishing’ series. Chris has a new book out called ‘The Tug is the Drug’, and Midcurrent just ran a great excerpt from the book called ‘The Karma of Broken Trailers’. It’s…
…and speaking of summer fishing, here’s a picture of a beautiful, fat rainbow trout from Alaska West. More on Rainbow Trout 9 Questions About Alasksan Trout Your Were Afraid to Ask Painting Trout Beads Giants of the Naknek
Top 5 Posts on Gear for the Summer
Summer fishing is officially in season, and a lot of you are gearing up for remote fishing trips. With that in mind, today we’re presenting you with… Our Top 5 Posts on Summer Fishing Gear New Essential Gear for Fishing Trips. Bet you don’t have a DeLorme InReach SE! Traveling with Spey Rods. Lots of…
Who We Are, Where We Fish
One of our lodges in Alaska is called Alaska West, and it’s on the Kanektok River. All of our tent cabins at Alaska West have names that mean something to the operation – like Chinook, Grand Slam, Rainbow, etc. That sign up above is from the Kanektok Cabin. Isn’t that a lot better than being…
Be Nice to Non-Targets
OK, OK we get it – when you’re swinging flies for steelhead and you can’t keep the pink salmon off, it’s sometimes a little bit annoying. When you’re targeting big rainbow trout and a bunch of little dollies keep climbing on, your rig might get a little screwed up every now and again. But still –…
What’s Your Favorite Spey Running Line?
Most Skagit-style spey setups these days involve a separate running line – the thinner diameter line behind the head that isn’t involved in casting, but allows mending and line control and a ‘handle’ for you to pinch when you’re swinging your fly. We’ve written quite a bit about running lines here on the Deneki blog….
Nautilus Monster Reel Review at G&G
This time of year a lot of us have tarpon on the brain, and our friends over at Gink and Gasoline apparently do too. They just posted a really thorough review of a great tarpon reel, the Nautilus Monster. Yes, they really like it, but there’s a ton of detail for you gearheads out there….
Dirty Rotten Anglers
Michael White hucks into a blue hole on South Andros Island, wearing one of the coolest fishing shirts ever. More Pictures from Andros South Andros from Above An Honest Hero Shot A Sunny Day
10 Reasons to Go Fishing in Alaska This Summer
We’re right in the middle of kicking off our summer seasons at Alaska West and Rapids Camp Lodge – and we’ve got a few open spots at each location. We’d love to have you come join us this summer! With that in mind, here are 10 Reasons to Go Fishing in Alaska This Summer Fun…