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Increase Your Odds of a Big Haul of Salmon or Steelhead

Salmon and Steelhead are some of the most sought after species in the world, and you’ll find more of them than anywhere else in the world in the Northwest. Several regions have have year-round fishing opportunities for Salmon and Steelhead, due to a broad range of life cycles and timing of their runs. Certain months, days and years are better than others, and some runs are heavily fished, while others are left mostly untapped. Whether your day will include a lot of action or a lot of practice casting, either day is an experience you shouldn’t miss.

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Fly Selection for Alaska Rainbow Trout

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

The Alaska trout are by far the real deal when it comes to size of the fish in comparison to it's fight. If you have ever seen Tie Domi fight back in his NHL days, you would understand the comparison. He was short, but strong enough to take on anyone in the league regardless of their size. A 16" Alaska rainbow trout can pull around a 20" trout from the lower 48 with ease. They are just stronger, and it comes from pure genetics and diet.

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Fly Fishing the Bristol Bay Watershed

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

The Bristol Bay area encompasses such a large area that it is actually hard to comprehend. It is approximately 40,000 square miles. This is about the size of the entire state of Ohio! This region also has hundreds of streams, lakes, and rivers that all empty into Bristol Bay. It runs from the Togiak River system to the West all the way around to the Ugashik River System to the South. This area has the largest wild salmon population in the world! The sockeye salmon are the most numerous of the salmon species and number in the millions. Some years they have returns in the 50 plus million range!

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Tips for Finding a Great SpinCast Reel

Our friends over at fishinghugger.com have put together a great "foolproof" guide for choosing the right spincast reel. They cover the basics of what to consider when choosing a reel, profile 5 different reels with pros and cons, and finally state their pick for the best spincast reel, all things considered.

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Fly Fishing for Trophy Rainbow Trout

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

There are so many lodges and do it yourself areas in Alaska that boast about catching "Trophy Alaska Rainbows". So...What constitutes a "Trophy Alaska Rainbow"?

Truth is, just like the lower 48, they are not a dime a dozen. The next question is, what is a true trophy for Alaska standards?

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Angler’s Guide: Fly Fishing Gear

Fly fishing is a classic American pastime. While there are dozens of flies, lines, leaders, rods, reels, vests and boots out there, you don’t have to spend your entire life savings on fly fishing gear. Here are the essentials: 

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Fishing Tips for Alaska Rainbow Trout

Tips from a pro—John Perry from Angler’s Alibi

The Alaska trout are by far the real deal when it comes to size of the fish in comparison to it's fight. If you have ever seen Tie Domi fight back in his NHL days, you would understand the comparison. He was short, but strong enough to take on anyone in the league regardless of their size. A 16" Alaska rainbow trout can pull around a 20" trout from the lower 48 with ease. They are just stronger, and it comes from pure genetics and diet.

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