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Machete’s 2020 Extensive Blog Catalog

02.12.21

In lieu of fishing in Alaska last season due to Covid, Drew, aka Machete, shines with his prose and impresses with his knowledge in an extensive library of blog material. Thanks, Machete! For easy reference, following is a list of …

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Machete’s 2020 Extensive Blog Catalog


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Spey Fishing, Finale

10.19.20

Welcome back to the final installment of our ongoing discussion on spey rod applications for our SAFARI camp. In part 2 we fleshed out some of the major disadvantages for using a conventional two-handed rod set up for the waters …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Spey Fishing, Finale


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Spey Fishing, part 2

10.12.20

Hey folks, welcome back to spey rod talk. In part 1 we skimmed over some brief history regarding these unique fly rods and touched on some of the main differences between casting a single-handed rod and casting a spey rod. …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Spey Fishing, part 2


Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Spey Fishing

10.05.20

Many of the anglers who come to fish with us at our remote fly fishing camp on the Pacific coast of the Alaska Peninsula are returning guests. Most of them, although certainly not all, will make the long voyage north …

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Machete’s Guide Gear Talk – Spey Fishing


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