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The Kenai River, One of a Kind For both fisherman and outdoorsman alike, the Kenai River has everything to offer.  World-class fishing, breathtaking scenery, and an abundance of wildlife make it truly one of the finest outdoor destinations in the United States. Kenai River Trout fishing is world [ READ MORE... ]
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If you have the thirst for 30 inch rainbows and rivers clogged with wild salmon then you are likely familiar with the Alaskan gem known as Bristol Bay.  And if you are familiar with Bristol Bay then you likely are familiar with the Pebble Mine proposal and maybe have even submitted comments on it [ READ MORE... ]
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Colony High School teacher, Tim Lussow, is all smiles after receiving fly tying material donations to support his "Alaska Wild" course.  Photo: Eric Booton   After spending the past couple of months hosting a fly tying material donation drive for Colony High School, I have two words to share with [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo: Eric Booton.  A quick snapshot of some of the materials donated thus far.   It's halfway through December, and we are already up to our necks in donations for the Holiday High School Fly Tying Material Drive to benefit the Alaska Wildlife class at Colony High School! We will be taking [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay rainbow. Photo by: Brian O'Keefe   Friends,   Now that it has been a month, we suspect you might be wondering how the recent election will impact our work to protect the places we love to fish in Alaska.    Simply put, the change in Administration may make some of our efforts to protect [ READ MORE... ]
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An ode to the coho
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Photo courtesy Dave Atcheson  Coho, or silver salmon, run in the Kenai River throughout the fall and are popular with anglers.   By Dave Atcheson   We all know the Chinook is the undisputed king and sockeye salmon fill our freezers, but I don’t believe Oncorhynchus Kisutch, or the silver [ READ MORE... ]
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The egg sucking leech, a staple for every Alaskan's fly box - Photo: Jenny Weis   By: Eric Booton   This holiday season give the gift of learning, opportunity and fly fishing to Alaska High School Students!   For the past 8 years Tim Lussow, a biology teacher at Colony High School, has helped [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the challenges during Iron Fly. Photo by Brandon Hill   By: Eric Booton   On September 15th, 2016 fly tyers of all abilities and backgrounds descended upon Chilkoot Charlie’s, undoubtedly Anchorage’s most renowned bar, for the one and only Iron Fly Fly Tying Battle - an evening of friends, [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by Matt Smythe) By MARK HIERONYMUS Sept. 23 marked the official end of summer and the beginning of fall, but in Southeast Alaska words like “summer” and “fall” are less about the calendar and more about the level of activity. While fall is the cooling off period, summers full of salmon bring [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo by ©Earl Harper/Harper Studios, Inc.) The fish and wildlife of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, as well as the communities and industries that depend upon them, scored a significant victory last week. As you may have read, a federal appeals court ruled that the Bush administration erred in [ READ MORE... ]
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