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Breast cancer survivors fly fish as therapy

...purpose."When it comes to fly fishing, there's a physical benefit, too, Hedlund said: that rhythmic arm motion fly fishermen make while casting is similar to the therapeutic exercises doctors prescribe to breast cancer survivors.Women who...
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

...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...
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...
Winter offers quiet, introspective fly fishing

Henry Anderson is a self-described ice-time regular. When most of the fair weather fly fishermen are home, feet by the fire, dreaming of the catch, Anderson is out plucking rainbow trout and Dolly Varden from the Kenai River...
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...
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...
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...


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