Trip Reports 2010 — Rainbows

A Dream Coming True

2010 Bristol Bay Rainbows

I'm always on the lookout for new fly fishing destinations for my clients, and this year, I've been lucky enough to come across a super one. It's the result of a dream by two friends of their own special place on a river they love in Bristol Bay and eventually turning it into a small fishing lodge. Mostly, they and their families and friends go there to fish through the summer and fall, and they have now begun taking fishing clients from time to time. This spring they contacted me to see if I would be interested in checking out...

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Ahhh, Wilderness—Reel Wilderness Adventures

2010 Agulapak River arctic Char Czech Nymph Dillingham Grayling Moose Rainbows Reel Wilderness Adventures Wood-Tikchik State Park

Except for the rain the first two days, we couldn't have asked for a better trip than this year's sojourn to Reel Wilderness Adventures in Wood-Tikchik State Park, the larges state park in the U.S. We took an early morning flight to Dillingham, Alaska, and from there a float plane took us out to the camp. By afternoon we were all geared-up and headed out to the world famous Agulapak River for some serious rainbow trout fishing. Fishing with twelve-foot leaders, a strike indicator, and two tiny plastic beads meant to represent salmon eggs, is no walk in the park....

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Awesome Argentina

Alumine River Argentina Collon Cura River Lake Tromen Rainbows

Awesome Argentina

The rivers of Argentina welcomed us back this year with higher water than we'd experienced in 2009. But, that was just to test our mettle and challenge our fly fishing skills. After a 10-year high water year, the heavy flows were still receding when we arrived. "Not as much dry-fly fishing as last year", Gus and the other guides old us, and they were right. "Just wait," they said, "Even though there might not be as many fish, the fish you catch will be larger." Right again!! Luckily, we'd been able to add several additional days to the week we...

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