Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question

“I cast out and try to be patient, waiting for my fly to sink. On my first cast I’m too patient and snag. On the… Continue reading

Tight Lines: Mouseanity in Western Alaska

When some fishing buddies heard I was headed to a particular Western Alaska stream, they said to be sure I had a good supply of… Continue reading

Tight Lines: The quiet alternative

It’s not unusual in Alaska (at least anywhere on the road system) to round the corner and be struck by a scene that looks more… Continue reading

Tight Lines: Peninsula lakes offer early season action

I’m slow to emerge from my cocoon. Especially after the previous day, portaging and paddling through a wind-driven rain, the warmth of my sleeping bag… Continue reading

Tight Lines: Mark your calendar

■ Beginning Fly Fishing Class: Kenai Peninsula College offers a one-credit beginning fly fishing class, which includes equipment selection and casting, and is geared toward… Continue reading

Tight Lines: For a great summer fishing trip, start planning now

It was early July and as the floatplane ascended, wings waving in farewell as it headed back to Dillingham, I tried to ignore the slight… Continue reading