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Fly fisherman rescued from Kenai River

A Cooper Landing fly fisherman was rescued and rushed to an Anchorage hospital after falling through ice on the Kenai River on Saturday. Bob Overman, a 57-year-old...
Southern streams open for kings

...don't be afraid to switch or try something a little more natural, like an egg-sucking leech or smolt pattern. Local fly fisherman Henry Anderson said he likes fishing the Ninilchik - the kings are usually fresh from the salt water and full of life...
Faced with dismal king run, Kenai River guide switches to catch and release

...treating the king fishery the way many fly fishermen treat trout and steelhead fishing, he said. "My gosh, you watch a fly fisherman, he catches a native rainbow or a steelhead and he treats it like it is his firstborn son," he said. "The mentality...
Snagging the perfect gift

...the same purpose as other watercraft - a canoe or kayak - but it is easily portable and made specifically with the fly fisherman in mind. Fishing in one on a quiet lake can be a relaxing, welcome break away from the combat fishing crowds. Dave...
Fly guys: Idaho fishing duo casts for laughs

...know-it-all.But what lies beneath a well-crafted gag is more effort than meets the eye.Aside from being a long-time fly fisherman, Swartz is an actor, comedian and freelance video producer. Ferguison works as a manufacturer for Boise-based...
Fisherman questions creation of Pebble Mine

As an avid Alaskan fly fisherman of over 20 years, I have fished the pristine waters of the Newhalen, smaller Lake Clark streams and the Naknek for the past decade...
Learning to fly fish yields profound lessons

...resources for each situation a fly fisherman faces and there is no guaranteed...electronic device or manual to guide a fly fisherman once on his or her chosen brick-by-brick, when a fly fisherman is adept in each of these basic...
Russian River, Kenai River rainbow trout openers set for Monday flesh patterns as more and more sockeye carcasses will be floating down the river, said Brian Richards, a local fly fisherman and owner of Wilderness Way. "If you were going to fish the confluence up there at the Russian River for trout that's...
Gorging trout a fisherman's delight

...It has been good when people get out there and the last few days have been perfect days to go," he said.Local fly fisherman Nate Nelson said, "this has definitely been a different year." "The water levels and clarity have played with...
A case of the rainbow trout heartbreaks fish romances, but rather fish heartbreak.Brian Smith is city editor for the Peninsula Clarion and a beginning fly fisherman. Share your stories of fish heartbreak with him at


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