9780811733137

Fly-Fishing Secrets of Alaska's Best Guides

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811733137

  • ISBN10:

    0811733130

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-30
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Summary

Alaska is a large and wild place, filled with incredible natural resources and some of the richest fisheries in the world. Though it is potentially a fly fisher's paradise, the diversity of its waters makes it difficult to know how to best fish each area. Tapping into local knowledge is the key to ensuring the exceptional quality of fishing that Alaska has to offer. This book reveals the most effective methods practised by some of Alaska's greatest guides, including Nancy Morris Lyon, Chad Valentine, Dan Busch, and Luke Woodruff. These skilled anglers generously share their expertise and the techniques they've developed for every variety of fly fishing. As you gain insights into their approaches, you will learn how to choose the type of fishing and the trip that most appeals to you. Whether you're casting dry flies to grayling, swinging big leeches for steelhead, or stripping heavy baitfish patterns in the open ocean for salmon, you are guaranteed to enjoy the fly-fishing trip of a lifetime.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
PART I: BRISTOL BAY AND SOUTHWEST ALASKA: THE STUFF OF DREAMS 1(54)
1. Rivers of Legend: The Trout Streams of Bristol Bay
3(6)
2. Chasing Rainbows with Jack Holman
9(9)
3. Big Rivers, Big Fish
18(9)
4. Fishing the Big Rivers of Bristol Bay with Nanci Morris Lyon
27(9)
5. Southwest Alaska
36(6)
6. Floating Rivers with Chuck Ash
42(13)
PART II: SOUTH-CENTRAL ALASKA: FISHING ALONG THE ROAD SYSTEM 55(40)
7. The Kenai River System
57(9)
8. Trout Fishing on the Kenai with Bruce Nelson
66(7)
9. Salmon Secrets: A Day on the Kenai with Curt Trout and Billy Coulliette
73(8)
10. Susitna Valley
81(6)
11. On the Talkeetna with Chad Valentine
87(8)
PART III: FISHING THE SALT: KODIAK AND RESURRECTION BAY 95(28)
12. Kodiak Island
97(7)
13. Fly-Fishing Kodiak with Dan Busch
104(7)
14. Salt Water: Fly Rods and Deep Water
111(4)
15. Fishing the Near Shore with Keith Graham and Capt. Greg Mercer
115(8)
PART IV: SOUTHEAST ALASKA AND THE LOST COAST 123(24)
16. Yakutat and the Lost Coast
125(4)
17. Taking Cohos on the Surface with George Davis
129(7)
18. Southeast Alaska
136(5)
19. Fishing the Rain Forest with Luke Woodruff
141(6)
PART V: TROPHIES AND TROUBLES: ENSURING A SUCCESSFUL TRIP 147(32)
20. Landing Big Fish: The Techniques of Nanci Morris Lyon
149(5)
21. Bears, Bugs, and Bad Weather
154(11)
22. The Fly Box
165(14)
Index 179

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