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The Lure of Alaska

By T M

Texas Sporting Journal March 2005 – By Brian Thurston The line is peeling off the reel so fast I just know the spool will overheat and fail. The second the fish hit, I knew that if I didn’t break it off, this freight train was going to be a wall-hanger. Four runs into the fight, […]

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Steelhead release

Fish Who’ve Never Seen a Fisherman

By T M

Sportsman’s Atlas by Chris Shaffer Kenji King couldn’t see the river, nor could he hear it when he pulled his mid-’90s model Suburban onto a small pullout on the narrow, unmaintained, pothole-clogged dirt road. King had traveled an hour in the 4-wheel-drive vehicle now painted with mud and scratched by overgrown trees. He hadn’t seen […]

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The Angling Report

By T M

By Robert Steele I cannot say enough about the extraordinary friendliness of the staff there and especially the owners. Douglas and Donna Ibbetson. Boardwalk only takes 12 guests at a time [expanded to accommodate 19], so the service is very personal. My guide was friendly and helpful without being overbearing, and my wife was quite […]

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Steelheading in Comfort

By T M

By Shel Benjamin Ambivalent would be the best way to describe my relationship with steelhead fishing. I love catching these strong acrobatic fish, but I always wonder if the discomfort I have to put up with is worth standing in frigid water and making a thousand casts. So when the WFF offered a steelhead trip […]

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Off the Boardwalk

By T M

Business Traveler February 1998 – By Lori Lincoln All addicts have their own code, so at first I was baffled listening to the anglers debate the merits of matching the hatch versus purple egg-sucking leeches and woolly buggers while we snacked on fresh oysters. I’d only arrived at Boardwalk Lodge by float-plane a half an […]

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