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Tag: Alaska

How to Recognize a Problem Bear

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: Okay, now I know to carry bear spray, but I see lots of photos of anglers fishing near bears without a confrontation. How can you tell the difference between a bear that’s minding its own business and one that’s going to be a problem? Todd S., New York City Answer: First...

Dealing With Wind

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I’m heading to Alaska to fish for silvers, and I’ve been warned that it’s almost always windy on the rivers we’ll be fishing. Can you offer some tips for casting into the wind? via email Answer: I spent a summer guiding on the Copper River, which drains into Lake...

"Extreme Fishing Alaska"

Zach King, a film student in Los Angeles, CA, sent us this video that he produced while on a recent trip to Alaska. No, there aren't any fly rods present, just a young guy with camera skills and an eagerness to catch flying salmon.

How To Plan A Fly Fishing Trip

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I've always dreamed of fishing in Alaska, and I'm close to having the money saved up. How can I ensure that my once-in-a-lifetime trip is as good as it can be? Sandy H., New York City Answer: Booking a trip to a place you've never been is a leap of faith — especially when...

“On the River”

INSIDE THE SMALL CIRCLE of our tent, I listened to the rain that had blown in from the Bering Sea and the whisper of my son's breathing as he slept beside me. We were camped on a gravel bar that shouldered the Kanektok River on the western face of Alaska. The storm that was lashing our tent had begun as a typhoon northeast of Japan, traveled across the...