Just a few scenes from both Rapids Camp in Bristol Bay and Alaska West. We already miss it. Deneki’s Family of Lodges – Alaska & The Bahamas: Alaska West Lodge Andros South Lodge Rapids Camp Lodge
Fly Tying: Impersonator Leech
When it comes to trout, streamer patterns are without a doubt, extremely effective. The best thing about streamers is, they relatively easy to tie, and the color combinations are as vast as the number of colors out there. That being said, a surefire color combination is red and black. Is it a confidence thing? Maybe….
Alaska is Opening in 2021
In Alaska, a day on the calendar doesn’t trigger Spring. It’s more of a sliding scale. In Alaska, you know it’s spring when you can feel the warm intensity of the sun. You know it’s springtime when snow berms melt during the evening. You know it’s springtime when windshield washer fluid is your best friend….
4 Tips On Spring Trout Fishing
Depending on what part of the country you live in, spring offers some of the best fishing opportunities of the year. Trout are cold blooded so as the water temps warm, their metabolism gets going and they need to pack on some weight after a long winter. This is a great time for fishermen to…
Sight Fishing Tip
From Alaska to the Rocky Mountains, by this time of year, stream flows have dropped and the waters are clear. This gives us some perfect conditions to sight fish. Different from sight fishing to a tailing Bonefish on the flats, here we have to play the current, and use that moving water to bring our…
Timeless Tips // See a Trout Move? Set your Hook!!!
When trout fishing, if you see a fish move (whether it moves erratically or just subtly in the water column) set the hook! I’ve had countless times when guiding where I see a fish move (yet the strike indicator remains undisturbed) and the client doesn’t set. More often then not, when you see that movement,…
Tips for Fishing in High Muddy Water
Runoff is coming but that is no excuse to spend your weekends on the couch. I talk with a lot of people who get intimidated by the high water but my advice to you is to use that high water to your advantage! The following 5 points will help you have a more successful runoff…
Tying Amy’s Ant
NOTE: If you’re viewing this in a newsletter or a reader, click here to see the video on our website. For Fly Tying Friday this week Jack Reis is twisting up one of my favorite flies on the planet, Amy’s Ant. Amy has always been a good friend of mine. She can imitate a large…
Timeless Tips: When to use a Weighted Steamer vs a Sink Tip
Regardless of the type of fishing you are doing, having your flies at the right depth is one of the most important factors in convincing a fish to eat. When fishing streamers, the two most common ways to control the sink rate of your flies are with a sink tip or a weighted fly. Each…
Timeless Tips: Attach your Dry Fly with a Loop Knot
Have you ever been dry fly fishing and noticed your fly wasn’t always riding upright in the water? I’ve had dries that spend about half their drifts floating upside down. An easy way to avoid this? Attach your dry fly with a loop knot. You will notice your fly will almost always ride upright in…