Trip Reports 2011 — Cordova

Cordova Silver Salmon Spectacular

2011 Bear Copper River Delta Cordova Mike DeYoung Silver Salmon Silver Salmon Spectacular Silvers

Cordova was bright and sunny this year when we arrived, and we headed out to one of our favorite bays for silvers. The tide was bringing in the fish and we were there to intercept them. It wasn't long before we started catching fish. Mike DeYoung, the famous Alaska photographer was there to chronicle some of it for his and my new book, and the silvers definitely posed for the camera after we promised to make them a star. Much fun was had by all but the silvers, which went to fish heaven soon after their picture was taken. An...

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2011 Orca Lodge Fly fishing® School

2011 Cordova Fishing School Fly Fishing School Orca Adventure Lodge Sheep Bay

Every year the Orca Lode fly fishing school is one of the highlights of my summer. Five eager and excited women from all around the country get off the plane with me ready to try out the sport of fly fishing. Only very occasionally has one or the other of them actually tried a fly rod before this, but they all are ready to get going. The lodge picks us up at the plane and just as soon as we arrive at our destination they are all ready to get their gear and equipment from me and hear about our...

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