Summer’s Over

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HERE'S ONE IMAGE AND AND A BRIEF STORY FROM AN ESSAY I DID FOR HATCH MAGAZINE. TO SEE THE REST OF THE IMAGES VISIT HATCH. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID. In August of 2010, at he end of a hectic and exhausting summer, I found myself in...



Wiggle Bug For Silver Salmon

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Who doesn't love watching a big silver salmon rushing towards a fly and crushing it? I'll tell you who, an Alaskan guide who's already unhooked three dozen of them for the day. I used to really enjoy guiding first time silver clients in Alaska. You wouldn't believe...



Two Streamers Alaskan Guides Always Carry

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No Alaska angler should be without these two fly patterns. If you ever plan on visiting one of those famous Alaskan fishing operations like Alaska West or if you're more the angler who rather prefers to do it yourself, I highly recommend tying up several of...



The Best Cup of Coffee Ever

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ON A COLD RAINY MORNING IN WESTERN ALASKA, WHEN YOU'VE BEEN UP SINCE FIVE AND YOUR ARMS ARE TIRED FROM FIGHTING FISH, A CUP OF HOT COFFEE GOES A LONG WAY. The best cup of coffee I ever had was made by Jim Palmersheim on the...



Alice’s Angle, Never Have I Ever: Bristol Bay

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By: Alice Tesar I’ve never fished for sockeye salmon. I’ve never been to Alaska. When my husband and I decided to add a kid to our crew we knew adventures like this might be put on hold on. We named our son Brooks for many reasons, but...