5 Favorite Posts

July 24, 2014

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Bonefish Hookup

We like hooking bonefish too. Photo: Kyle Shea

We do ’roundup’ posts every month or so on our blog – in which we give you lists of posts that are focused on one particular topic.  We do this because we’ve written just over 1,900 posts about fly fishing since November of 2008, and chances are you haven’t read all of them.

Today’s roundup comes from a slightly different angle.  Rather than focus on one particular topic, we’re presenting you simply with…

5 Posts We Like

  1. Making the Perfect Fishing Sandwich.  Right about 5 years ago our good friend Mike Racine dropped knowledge on how to construct the ideal portable on-water nourishment.
  2. When It All Comes Together.  Dec Hogan wrote this really cool piece for us about those special times when you nail it.
  3. 13 Habits of Highly Effective Anglers.  This one is barely a year old and pretty widely known, but still – we’re proud of it.
  4. The Intruder.  Jerry French, one of the fathers of this whole new family of flies, wrote some amazing details about the conception and design of the Intruder.  Intruders are rad.
  5. 5 Ways to Blow a Shot at a Bonefish.  Bonefishing is funny because you’re definitely going to screw up, and know it.  Here we try to make you a better angler by hitting the high points on how to drop the ball.

More Rad Roundups


Fishing from a Paddleboard

July 23, 2014
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We think you should fish from any platform that you can think of.  Stand Up Paddleboards are a platform that you can fish from. Dave Karczynski wrote a pretty detailed article for Midcurrent on his experience with a fishing paddleboard, and we think you should check it out.  Click right here to do just that. […]

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Exactly What You Wanted

July 22, 2014
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We have a soft spot in our hearts for pictures of people taking pictures of people with fish.  Why? Yeah, the whole thing is kind of funny, but also – somehow these shots seem to capture the whole situation that we all hope to find ourselves in prior to a trip.  Perfectly composed cover shots […]

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A Lesson from Ol’ Chumley

July 21, 2014
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The chum salmon are in at Alaska West and that can only mean one thing – it’s rod breaking season! While we certainly witness our share of broken rods throughout the season, we tend to see more rods break while targeting chums than any other species. Why? Because chums are some of the scrappiest fish we’ve ever […]

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White Sand and Blue Sky

July 19, 2014
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Two very good reasons to go to the Bahamas. More Reasons to Go to the Bahamas Rum and Tonic Why You Should Be There Right Now 12 Reasons

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New Camp at Alaska West

July 18, 2014
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We’ve moved! You may have heard, but this off-season our hardworking team at Alaska West made the big move across the river to our new location. We love our new camp and think you will too! Not a fan of change? Don’t worry – we can almost hit our old camp with a rock. Same […]

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Swinging for Chums

July 17, 2014
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With a current closure on king salmon at Alaska West, we’ve been targeting more species on the swing than ever this season. We love fishing with a two handed rod and the opportunities available are endless on our river. We have a hefty run of strong, chrome bright, sea-lice toting chum salmon throughout the majority […]

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Ben West’s Fly Fishing Inspired Artwork

July 16, 2014
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Today we’re coming at you from a different angle with some fishing inspired artwork created by Alaska West guide Ben West. Not only is Ben a super fishy guide and all around great guy, he’s one heck of an artist as well! We were amazed the first time we saw his work, and we think […]

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