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Going the Distance (in remote Alaska)

07.24.20

Is it worth going the distance? Absolutely. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Going the Distance (in remote Alaska)


Seven Species Series: Rainbow Trout

07.20.20

I have a hundred memories of rainbow trout that were fooled by the mouse, so many now that it is hard to select one that stands out in my mind. I’ve seen days when the trout fishing was so good we all lost count before breaking for lunch.

Posted in Fishing, OUTPOST

Seven Species Series: Rainbow Trout


Seven Species Series: Chum Salmon

07.13.20

Chum salmon are truly bare-knuckle brawlers when hooked, testing the limits of any rod in the 6 – 8wt range. I’ve seen more rods snap when the unwitting angler underestimated just how powerful these fish are, the second largest of all Pacific Salmon.

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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 blatantly obvious.

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Not Socially Distant (in remote Alaska)


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Bags & Packs

07.06.20

Welcome back for the fifth 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 two remote …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Bags & Packs


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – 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 – Fly Lines


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – 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 – Reels


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – OUTPOST Fly 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 – OUTPOST Fly Rods


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Clothes, Fleece & Rain Gear

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 – Clothes, Fleece & Rain Gear


Socially Distant, part 2

06.04.20

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 wilderness more than the big city.

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Socially Distant, part 2