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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...
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...
Try a dry: Russian a floater's delight

Peninsula fly fishermen looking for rainbow trout action may have thought their only options were slinging beads, flesh flies or egg-sucking leeches...
Reds with shades of pinks, silvers [+video]

...Pawluk suggested using pixies, spinners, plugs, little qwikfish or eggs if anglers are set on using hard tackle. Fly fishermen can try brightly colored shiny patterns, he said. "Popular vibrax spinners are the chrome blades with the hot pink...
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...
Faced with dismal king run, Kenai River guide switches to catch and release

...prefer to start 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...
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
Remind me Monday -- a river trout haiku

...Stream time beats desk time, you know.Remind me Monday. Brian Smith is city editor for the Clarion, an avid fly fisherman and novice haiku writer. Share your fish poetry with him at
Sockeye flood Kenai [+video]

...nutrients being thrown back into the river ... and it's great feed for rainbow trout and Dolly Varden," he said. Fly fishermen should try a white, slightly pink or washed out egg pattern or any combination of the three around the areas where...
The wild rules - lessons learned near season's end I'm not due any fish. Lesson learned. Brian Smith is city editor for the Peninsula Clarion and a developing fly fisherman. Email him at


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