Sunday, June 27, 2010

Back from Alaska!

I'm not sure where to begin.

Alaska was awesome beyond belief. Calving glaciers, bubblenetting humpback whales, tidepooling, bears, birds, seals, sea lions, waterfalls, hikes, kayaking, and every other cool thing you could imagine. We did miss the King salmon by a few weeks, though. We caught sea-run cutthroat and Dolly Varden, as well as a few small halibut. The yacht was amazing, as was the crew. It was sad having to get off the boat, but coming back to heat, blue skies, and a green garden made it worth it.

It's nice to be back and I'm ready for guide season!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Packing for Alaska

How many rods should I bring?

We're bringing an arsenal and hope to break them all.

Winston 9' 6 wt.
CD 9' 6wt.
Echo 9' 8 wt.
Loomis 9' 8 wt.
Echo 9' 10 wt.
Reddington 9' 10 wt.
Echo 11' 7 wt. Switch
Thomas and Thomas 13' 8/9 Spey
Echo 13'6" 8/9 Spey

It's starting to look like we're sponsored by Echo! For the price, you definitely can't beat the rods and since we don't get to spend much time fishing for big fish they are perfect.

Packing was really easy since the weather's been almost the same as here. Lots of rain, but a little warmer.

I'm so freaking excited, I'm starting to shake a little. No phone, no internet, lots of water, lots of fish, lots of fun.

Check ya on June 26th!

Oil Spill Pics from The Daily Beast

Shocking Oil Spill Scenes

All I can think about are the Tarpon that were finally coming back to South Texas...

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Blood Knot!

The first issue if Blood Knot is finally out! I have an article on steelheading (though a little late) in the Bitch Creek section. There's lots of awesome stuff--check it out!