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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – SAFARI Fly Rods

09.21.20

The preferred rod weight is a 6 wt. This is an excellent choice especially when considering that you will in all likelihood be targeting larger salmon at some point during your upriver excursion.

Posted in Fishing, Gear, SAFARI

Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – SAFARI Fly Rods


Seven Species Series: Silver Salmon

09.14.20

Silver salmon are known among anglers as being especially good sport on light tackle. They are belligerent fighters once hooked, often exploding out of the water in a melee of acrobatic summersaults and line ripping runs.

Posted in Fishing, SAFARI

Seven Species Series: Silver Salmon


Seven Species Series: Pink Salmon

09.07.20

We crawled forward, slowly moving against the ceaseless torrent of fish that swam en masse underneath the waters surface. It didn’t stop. The further we drove up into the creek, the more fish spooked and passed alongside the boat. Finally it reached its zenith.

Posted in Fishing, SAFARI

Seven Species Series: Pink Salmon


Homecoming

08.31.20

We have made it through. Beneath the ceiling of clouds a world that few people will ever see with their own eyes is revealed in dramatic fashion, the Pacific coast of the Alaska Peninsula.

Posted in Guide Journal, SAFARI

Homecoming


Seven Species Series: King Salmon (cont’d)

08.24.20

It is hard to express how much physical effort is expended fighting king salmon until you’ve experienced it for yourself. They are stubborn customers, making you fight a give and take game of inches when doing battle with them.

Posted in Fishing, OUTPOST

Seven Species Series: King Salmon (cont’d)


Seven Species Series: King Salmon

08.17.20

King salmon are incredibly powerful fish. Once you’ve hooked one, you’re in for it. Be ready to invest some time, blood and sweat when you cast a line to a pod of holding kings. They will take it all from you and more.

Posted in Fishing, OUTPOST

Seven Species Series: King Salmon


Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden (cont’d)

08.10.20

Before we dive into a conversation discussing the variables in different Dolly Varden populations, let’s resolve to answer an earlier posed question: are Dolly Varden and Arctic Char the same thing? The answer is no, they’re not.

Posted in Fishing, OUTPOST, SAFARI

Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden (cont’d)


Need Your Help to Stop Pebble Mine. Yes, again.

08.04.20

Immediate Action Items 1. Please click here to send a note to the White House and Congress – yes, again – asking them to do all they can to stop Pebble in the permitting process. 2. If you’re a twitter …

Posted in Conservation, News

Need Your Help to Stop Pebble Mine. Yes, again.


Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden

08.03.20

Suddenly it burst into a fit of short erratic runs before abruptly stopping again to resume its arrhythmic convulsions. Finally I saw it writhing below us, a brilliant streak of silver flashing in the black tea stained water. It was a Dolly Varden! And it was big.

Posted in Fishing, OUTPOST

Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden


Seven Species Series: Arctic Grayling

07.27.20

This is the epitome of fly fishing distilled down to its finest form. To use light tackle, to fish a dry on the water’s surface, sighting fish, making a precise cast to the one you want and watching as it comes willingly to your fly.

Posted in Fishing, OUTPOST

Seven Species Series: Arctic Grayling