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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


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk

06.06.20

Don’t skimp on your rain gear, have realistic expectations and expect the unexpected – not every day is a brochure day fishing in remote Alaska.

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk


Socially Distant, part 2

06.04.20

Some might say the stereotypical rugged Alaskan fishing guide is inherently socially distant. There’s a wide range of personalities, of course – from the gregarious story teller, to the excellent teacher, to the slightly awkward introvert who thrives in the …

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Socially Distant, part 2


Until Next Time

05.29.20

Now it’s all confined to the realm of memory. A memory of something that when recalled seems dreamlike, like something belonging to another life.

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Until Next Time


Socially Distant in Remote Alaska

05.26.20

With millions of pristine, wild and remote wilderness on the Alaska Peninsula, it’s easy to find a moment of solace, socially distant from the daily pavement-grind.

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Socially Distant in Remote Alaska


Distant

05.11.20

You can’t fully comprehend how remote our Alaska Wilderness SAFARI camp is until you take the ~1.5 hour charter flight from King Salmon to camp. The journey over and through the rugged Aleutians Mountains along the distant Pacific coast of …

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Distant


Social… Remote Alaska Style

05.04.20

Social gatherings in remote Alaska are encouraged. Well, at least, in normal years.

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Social… Remote Alaska Style