Trip Reports 2011 — rainbow trout

All Rainbows/All Fun

2011 Bristol Bay Copper on the Fly Copper River Lake Iliamna Rainbow rainbow trout

We sure did end the 2011 season on a high note! Big bows were everywhere as we stepped into the Copper River for the first, official Women's Flyfishing® guided trip to Copper on the Fly on Lake Iliamna. We'd learned all about these wonderful fish on last year's exploratory trip and, because we had more time this year, we had more opportunities to explore the nooks and crannies of this wonderful little river. Because it was fall, we started off with various colored egg-imitation beads until we found just what was working. When we scored, it would often be fish...

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Reel Wilderness Adventures, Wood-Tikchik State Park

2011 arctic Char Arctic Grayling Bear Dolly Varden Char Grayling pike rainbow rainbow trout Reel Wilderness Sockeye Sockeye Salmon Tikchik State Park trout

A wolf howl, an owl hoot, a loon call, and the squawk of the sand hill cranes all broke the silence of the night, and our Reel Wilderness trip this year became extraordinary wildlife experience. Even though it was hard to sleep with all that racket going on, the fact that we could just snuggle down in our comfy weatherports and listen to it all was an unparalleled delight. This definitely is a “real” wild trip. Accessible only by float plane, this wonderful camp with its yurt main lodge is a hidden gem in the vast distances of the largest...

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