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OUTPOST Camp Season Summary, 2021

11.10.21

If you like pictures more than words, check out the 2021 OUTPOST camp photos instead of reading the summary below. Fishing Overall 2021 was a solid season of Bristol Bay fly fishing at our Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST camp. It’s always …

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OUTPOST Camp Season Summary, 2021


2021 Season Photos Ready to View

10.27.21

The 2021 Alaska fishing season photos are ready to view. Enjoy!

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2021 Season Photos Ready to View


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


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