"But such surface feeding is the tip of the iceberg, beacuse most lake and pond midges get eaten beneath the surface, all day long, in a constant barrage that does a lot to fatten stillwater trout, but does little to reduce the midge population."
The low-down on trip planning to Mexico, the Bahamas and New Zealand from now through autumn and the holiday season.
"Most anglers are better served by lightweight, packable wading jackets."
Fresh for the Salt
"The truth is, many patterns entice multiple species and some jump a divide between freshwater or saltwater connotation to become a special breed of so-called crossover flies."
"The weather is rough in that country, the forest deep and twisted and the grizzly-bear population is significant, meaning you see signs of those brutes when bushwhacking off-trail and clamoring along remote, treacherous riverbanks."
Rapids Camp rests on the bank of the Naknek River, just a 15-minute drive from the King Salmon airport. It’s not the only game in town—there are quality fishing lodges sprinkled around southwest Alaska—but what separates Rapids from the other camps is it allows guests to create their angling agendas, versus being held to strict outlines.
- By: Jeremy Hatch
- and A. K. Best
"In 2006, Crystal Creek Lodge moved from their previous location of 18 years near Dillingham to a new home near the base of the Alaskan Peninsula, just outside of King Salmon next to Katmai National Park."
"Fly-fishing for king salmon is a lot like flying airplanes in the bush, with long periods of relaxing routine punctuated by moments of outright panic...."
"The more time you spend focusing and tuning in on the subtleties of rivers, the more you ultimately become the fly angler you want to be."
"After wading through swift waters, stumbling over rock-strewn river beds and long trudges down abrupt canyons, I sensed that New Zealand might be no place for old men. Yet, the moment that I spotted a large, lovely brown, all was forgiven."