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Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden

08.03.20

Part Four: Dolly Varden A quick rewind Northern California, 1872. A group of well dressed men stand huddled together on the grounds of a rustic fishing resort nestled on the banks of the Sacramento River. They have returned triumphant from …

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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.

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Seven Species Series: Arctic Grayling


Going the Distance (in remote Alaska)

07.24.20

One of the charms and hardships of both our operations is on most days you walk to reach the fishing grounds. And you definitely walk a lot relative to most of the great fly fishing lodges in Alaska. “What’s the …

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Going the Distance (in remote Alaska)


Seven Species Series: Rainbow Trout

07.20.20

Part Two: Rainbow Trout It’s 2018, the end of June. Today we will welcome our first group of guests into our small tent camp. There will be four of them coming in from the frontier town of King Salmon; a …

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Seven Species Series: Rainbow Trout


Seven Species Series: Chum Salmon

07.13.20

Part One: Chum Salmon Alaska is known for being the land of Salmon, and for good reason. The runs still number in the millions for some drainages, and nowhere are they more prolific than in the unspoiled rivers of Bristol …

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Seven Species Series: Chum Salmon


Not Socially Distant (in remote Alaska)

07.10.20

Our Socially Distant campaign originated out of sarcasm and satire, but it didn’t take long to figure out how compatible the concept truly is with wild, remote Alaska. It also didn’t take much longer to realize the contrary is so …

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Not Socially Distant (in remote Alaska)


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 5 – Bags & Packs

07.06.20

Welcome back for the fifth and final installment of Machete’s Guide Gear Talk! So far we’ve talked fly fishing trip clothing, fly rods for OUTPOST, plus which reels and lines are best suited for anyone fishing at either of our …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 5 – Bags & Packs


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 4 – Fly Lines

06.29.20

Welcome back! In the last segment of Machete’s Guide Gear Talk we discussed fly reels. Before that we talked about fly rods for our OUTPOST camp. Now we’ll talk about choosing an appropriate fly line for your remote fly fishing …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 4 – Fly Lines


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 3 – Reels

06.21.20

Welcome back! In the last segment of Machete’s Guide Gear Talk we discussed fly rod recommendations for our first remote fly fishing camp, OUTPOST. Here we’ll dive into a general discussion about which reel will go best with your rod. …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 3 – Reels


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 2 – Rods

06.14.20

If I’ve learned anything after spending my last three summers guiding in Alaska it’s this: good equipment matters.

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk, part 2 – Rods