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Seven Species Series: King Salmon (cont’d)

08.24.20

It is hard to express how much physical effort is expended fighting king salmon until you’ve experienced it for yourself. They are stubborn customers, making you fight a give and take game of inches when doing battle with them.

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Seven Species Series: King Salmon (cont’d)


Seven Species Series: King Salmon

08.17.20

King salmon are incredibly powerful fish. Once you’ve hooked one, you’re in for it. Be ready to invest some time, blood and sweat when you cast a line to a pod of holding kings. They will take it all from you and more.

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Seven Species Series: King Salmon


Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden (cont’d)

08.10.20

Before we dive into a conversation discussing the variables in different Dolly Varden populations, let’s resolve to answer an earlier posed question: are Dolly Varden and Arctic Char the same thing? The answer is no, they’re not.

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Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden (cont’d)


Seven Species Series: Dolly Varden

08.03.20

Suddenly it burst into a fit of short erratic runs before abruptly stopping again to resume its arrhythmic convulsions. Finally I saw it writhing below us, a brilliant streak of silver flashing in the black tea stained water. It was a Dolly Varden! And it was big.

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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


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.

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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


2019 OUTPOST Camp Photos Ready to View

11.07.19

The 2019 OUTPOST camp photos are ready to view. And my bad, they’ve actually been ready for a couple weeks but I just forgot to announce it. As usual, thanks to everyone who sent in their photos. Stef (& co.) …

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2019 OUTPOST Camp Photos Ready to View


OUTPOST Camp Season Summary, 2019

10.28.19

Fishing Despite some very hot weather, 2019 was a solid season of Bristol Bay fly fishing at our Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST camp. The highlight: the rainbow trout fishing. Historically, the trout fishing tapers across July as massive numbers of Dolly …

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OUTPOST Camp Season Summary, 2019


OUTPOST 2018 Special Photos

12.31.18

Chris Johnson of Living Waters Fly Fishing has brought groups of fishermen to the OUTPOST camp twice in the last two years to experience great Bristol Bay fly fishing. And boy did they catch a lot of fish! But Chris also …

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OUTPOST 2018 Special Photos