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Homecoming

08.31.20

We have made it through. Beneath the ceiling of clouds a world that few people will ever see with their own eyes is revealed in dramatic fashion, the Pacific coast of the Alaska Peninsula.

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Homecoming


Until Next Time

05.29.20

Hope springs eternal for the consummate angler, and the more things you can look at through the lens of an angler surveying a piece of water, the better you will be at seeing the best of things during the worst of times. This is not to say that the news wasn’t a let down. It felt like a huge part of my life had just evaporated overnight.

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Until Next Time


River X

12.11.18

By Guide Drew Griffith (aka “Machete”) To tell the story of River X we have to go back to the end of the 2017 season. I was on the last flight out of our bay along with Rus and one …

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River X


A Few Flies for Alaska

06.16.18

Before heading north for another season on the Alaska Peninsula, guide Drew Griffith shares a few thoughts on his blog about mousing, flies, and fly fishing heaven. See you guys on the flip side…

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A Few Flies for Alaska


Alaska Guide Staff – Reminiscing and Looking Forward

06.14.18

2018 will be my 18th season guiding and fly fishing in remote Alaska. And with only two exceptions during the season and one post-season, I’ve had the good fortune to meet, work next to and become friends with a lot …

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Alaska Guide Staff – Reminiscing and Looking Forward


A Guide’s Reflection on the SAFARI Camp

01.03.18

In his “Peninsula Part 2” blog, guide Drew Griffith (aka Machete) once again shares his thoughts and stories from the second half of his summer guiding in Alaska at the SAFARI camp. (Read his previous bit on the OUTPOST camp …

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A Guide’s Reflection on the SAFARI Camp


A Guide’s Reflection on the OUTPOST Camp

11.14.17

In his “Peninsula” blog, Drew reflects on his first summer guiding in Bristol Bay – vast wilderness, grunt work, and perhaps the best day of fishing in his life.

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A Guide’s Reflection on the OUTPOST Camp


It’s Tiller Time!

06.28.15

The nearest “town” to our OUTPOST camp is about 60 river miles away. So at the beginning of each season we show up and dust off the winter cobwebs, load the 18′ jon boat full of gear and supplies, put …

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It’s Tiller Time!


Perspective on a “Good” Day of Alaska Fishing

04.30.14

I remember guiding a guy named Steve at SAFARI camp who wanted nothing more than to hook a chrome bright chum salmon after catching his share of pinks. I took the challenge. The tides had been off that day and …

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Perspective on a “Good” Day of Alaska Fishing


Chef’s Little Ditty

12.31.11

A fine note to end the year on… You could be sittin’ in traffic           just spinnin’ your wheels Or maybe go dancin’           And clickin’ your heels Just try walkin’ in Alaska           and haulin’ your reels And you’ll …

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Chef’s Little Ditty