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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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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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The Nuke Egg by Tim Flagler   By Chris Hunt Egg patterns get a bad rap, for the most part. They're kind of like the venerable San Juan Worm—they just look too much like bait to some fly fishers, and for that reason, they're often scorned, and those of us who use them are often ridiculed. But, in a [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY Eric Booton ON November 28 - 0 COMMENTS
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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By: Mark Titus Sitting in the dark, watching a film flicker at 24 frames per second surrounded by others in rapt attention is a lot like church.  To some of us it is a form of church.  It’s a different experience entirely than watching a movie parked on a couch by yourself at home. It’s communal. [ READ MORE... ]
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Summer is upon us, and many of us will be heading to public lands to fish. A new bill in draft form is being considered in Congress that doesn't do enough to address the challenge of "fire borrowing," or winnowing away at federal agency funding earmarked for important restoration and maintenance [ READ MORE... ]
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Misty Fjords National Monument. Photographer unknown.   By Jenny Weis   Maybe you’ve heard of the steelhead fishing in the Tongass National Forest. Or maybe you’ve eaten wild salmon harvested in the Taku river of Southeast Alaska. Or perhaps you’ve gone sightseeing in Misty Fjords National Monument [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Alan Corbett   By: Jenny Weis   It’s hard to overemphasize the beauty of the Tongass National Forest. Giant hemlock, spruce, and cedar trees cover most of Southeast Alaska’s islands and line the coasts, comprising the United States’ largest national forest. The Tongass attracts about 1.5 [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by April Bencze. Sign the petition to defend Southeast Alaska's rivers here: http://bit.ly/KerrySignOn      By Jill Weitz   As a Midwestern transplant who has lived in Southeast Alaska for nearly 10 years, I am thankful that I get to help to protect the stunning mountain valleys, magnificent [ READ MORE... ]
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