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Bristol Bay commercial fishery going strong for 130+ years. Photo by Chris Miller   By: Walt Gasson   Unless you’ve been on a different planet for the last decade, you probably know about TU’s “Save Bristol Bay” campaign. You know that Bristol Bay continues to produce the world’s largest sockeye [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy student, Savannah, poses with her 'client,' Trout Unlimited VP of Western Conservation, Rob Masonis, on Client Day on the Agulawak River in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Photo courtesy of Rob Masonis. By: Rob Masonis   Let’s face it, the news these days is often [ READ MORE... ]
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Grayling on the Agulapak River. From left to right, Academy Student and Guide, Savannah Sage, with "clients" Trout Unlimited Vice President of Western Conservation, Rob Masonis, and Alaska Program Communications Specialist, Jenny Weis. Photo by Nanci Morris Lyon   By: Jenny Weis   Client Day of the [ READ MORE... ]
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All photos by Rich Johnson By: Jenny Weis Sunny weather beckoning, three float planes lined up at the dock, shore lunches packed and new Orvis gear donned, the group was more than ready for another big day on the water. The students were told that today was their last big trip before they'd guide [ READ MORE... ]
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Mac shows logan the secrets to a great cast. All photos by Rich Johnson. By: Jenny Weis It was fairly hard to break the news to our group that we didn't get to go fishing on Day 4. The boats were tied up with other things and mostly, we had lots of really important stuff to go over with the group. [ READ MORE... ]
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Savannah brings in her first dolly varden on Lake Aleknagik.  By: Jenny Weis. All below photos by Rich Johnson Historically, day three of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy is when the students come alive. They've gotten to know everyone's names, they've got the basics of fly fishing [ READ MORE... ]
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Students prep their first leaders with Nanci. By: Jenny Weis The second day of the Academy is when we get down to business. Here's a glimpse into this action-packed day. 7: 30am - Breakfast is served. Surprisingly, all 13 students are on time... and [mostly] awake! 8:30am - Trivia ("Who can name [ READ MORE... ]
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Guide Academy students get their waders assigned on Day 1.   By: Jenny Weis   As I type, Mission Lodge is buzzing. Forks are clanking, students are laughing. Someone just asked, "where are you from again?"(New Stuyahok, he answered). It smells like pizza, and I'm slurping down a Coke knowing we [ READ MORE... ]
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By: Jenny Weis   If you’ve fished a remote river in Bristol Bay and noticed a blond female angler with a powerful cast… despite the wiggly kiddo strapped to her back; or if you’ve attended a TU event in Anchorage and met the lady running the show; or if you’ve been impressed with a glossy booklet [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay sockeye. Photo by Fly Out Media.   By Jenny Weis   Pebble’s not taking the hint. Americans, Alaskans and Bristol Bay residents overwhelmingly oppose their mine. Yet, they are at it again trying to convince Americans, and now Congress, that they were treated unfairly and should be able [ READ MORE... ]
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