Tag Archives: Alaska fly fishing

Pro Tips: How to Recognize a Problem Bear


Written by: Phil Monahan

This bear’s posture and attitude don’t suggest any aggression.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

We have posted before about how important it is to carry bear spray when you venture into bear country—whether you’re in Alaska, Glacier national Park, or Tennessee. But we’ve all seen . . .

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Pebble Mine Project Loses Major Investor


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is no place for a gigantic, open-pit mine.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

On April 2, 2018, some 50 fishing and hunting businesses and organizations–led by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Orvis, and the Theodore . . .

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Watch “Frontera Norte” for FREE for the Next 48 Hours


Written by: Phil Monahan

As part of a monthlong celebration of the first public release of the fly fishing film “Corazón”–the final of three films that make up “The Scorpion Trilogy”–Off the Grid Studios and Orvis are showing . . .

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Story: “Getting The Big Picture” on an Alaskan Stream

Written by: Bob Triggs, Washington Fly Fishing


The author (left) shows of a Lower Talarik Creek rainbow landed by angler Bob Kuhn.
Photo courtesy Bob Kuhn

The DeHavilland Beaver lifted off of the quiet lake surface at dawn, leaving a trail of water sluicing off of the trailing edges of the floats. I was being sent out, with the float plane and pilot, and . . .

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Action Alert: Tell the U.S. Corps of Engineers that Pebble Mine Is Too Risky


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bristol Bay is home to the world’s last great wild salmon run–too important to fast-track Pebble’s permitting process.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

On April 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a public-comment period to collect opinions and information about the proposed Pebble Mine. But it seems as though the Corps is fast . . .

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EPA Reverses Course on Pebble Mine


Written by: Phil Monahan

Bristol Bay is home to the world’s last great wild salmon run.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

In a move that surprised almost everyone involved in the fight against Pebble Mine, the EPA announced on Friday that it would NOT withdraw the Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Proposed . . .

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Fish Facts: Pink Salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha)


Written by: Phil Monahan

The large hump in front of the dorsal fin on spawning males is the reason for the species’s nickname, “Humpy.”
Illustration by Timothy Knepp – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

In the angling community, the pink salmon (Oncorhyncus gorbuscha) is not generally held in the same high esteem as its cousins, the Chinook, coho, and sockeye. However, the sheer. . .

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Story: Patience Pays Off in Alaska


Written by: Phil Monahan

The huge rainbows that Alaska is famous for are not always easy to catch.
All photos by Jeremy Kehrein

In early July 1995, I was guiding two of my favorite clients of all time—a father-and-son team from Annapolis, Maryland—on the Copper River, which drains into Alaska’s Lake Iliamna. Tom and. . .

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Video: A Father/Daughter Guide Team in Alaska


Written by: Phil Monahan

In honor of the upcoming Father’s Day, here’s a video of Mark and Kate Rutherford, father/daughter guide team in Alaska fishing for salmon, rainbows, and grayling. R.A. Beattie produced this quite . . .

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