Start ‘Em Young


Oskar went fly fishing for Arctic Grayling on the upper Chena River this weekend. At 3.5 years old, he had some challenges but got to help land his first fish. Then you get to see the fish up close for the very first time, which is actually kind of cool. And then, of course, you…

The Old Debate: Bait v. Fly


Among sport fisherpersons, the never-ending debate is whether fly fishing or bait fishing is more likely to be successful. There’s a terrific book that treats the subject, The River Why, by David James Duncan, reviewed here. But opinion is no substitute for experience, as this video of a Green Heron demonstrates: . If you were…

Druther Be Fishin’


WC is a fairly serious fly fisherman. The virulence of his affliction varies from time to time. As he reported earlier, WC spent a three month sabbatical in 1993 fly fishing in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. WC started fishing fairly young. They are just Chums – Dog Salmon in a Yu’pik town like Bethel…