Trip Reports 2015 — Alaska

Notorious Nome

2015 Alaska Nowhere Like Nome

Everything went off like clock this year for the Nome trip. The flight from Anchorage was on time, our shuttle driver was there to pick us up as we got our bags, and the 75 mile drive to the river was filled with sittings of moose, ptarmigan, and two of the chicks from a peregrine falcon nest that had just fledged and were hopping around near their nest, which was hidden under a bridge. Tom was landing his sixth grayling at the boat launch just as we pulled in and we wasted no time in heading up river. Some hugs...

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Fantastic Float Tubing

2015 Alaska Float Tubing

The weather was perfect and so was the fly fishing on the lakes this spring. Everyone learned how to navigate in the float tubes, hooked and landed lots of rainbows, and had a great time. It was a perfect way for all of them to announce their first fish on a fly rod. The fish weren’t all large, but they sure were cooperative. We’d paddle around to different hot-spots where we could see large schools of fish for everyone to cast to. And they went at it with gusto. Besides hooking the fish, they all had to master the techniques...

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