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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – SAFARI Fly Rods (cont’d)

09.28.20

Many salmon will still be clad in their chrome plated ocean armor, and after having just returned from their trans Pacific voyage at sea they do not take kindly to having a fly dangled in their face.

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – SAFARI Fly Rods (cont’d)


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.

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – SAFARI Fly Rods


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


Special Edition Products to Help Protect Bristol Bay

02.28.19

As you prepare for the 2019 fishing season, a few brands have stepped up by offering special products that contribute to the campaign to protect Bristol Bay.  It’s been a long fight, as you know, and we hope that you …

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Special Edition Products to Help Protect Bristol Bay


A Watch Worthy of Remote Alaska

02.18.19

Our friends at Seaholm Watches let me field test (aka, beat the crap out of) their Offshore Dive Watch this past season in Alaska. To my surprise, the watch looked brand-new after 4 months of salt, sand, mud, rain storms, …

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A Watch Worthy of Remote Alaska


Best Rod (weight) for Your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip

01.17.17

We receive a fair number of questions about the “best” weight fly rod to bring on your Alaska Peninsula fishing adventure. Below is Rus’s simplified recommendation for single-handed rods at our two operations. By Trip Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST: 5, 7, …

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Best Rod (weight) for Your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip