Women On the Fly!

Feature: Nanci Morris Lyon, Motherhood, Fishing, and Running a World-Class Lodge in Bristol Bay

Feature: Nanci Morris Lyon, Motherhood, Fishing, and Running a World-Class Lodge in Bristol Bay

With Mother's Day around the corner, it brought our minds to some of our favorite ladies in the business, and how deserving they are of recognition for how well they balance motherhood with their busy fishing lives. This week we spoke with Nanci Morris Lyon, co-owner, operator, and guide of Bear Trail Lodge in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Nanci's daughter, Rylie, grew up in Bristol Bay tagging along with her parents and is now guiding for the lodge as well - truly an inspirational Mother-Daughter Duo. Happy Mother's Day, Nanci!

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Feature: Dallas Voss, Motherhood, and Guiding

Dallas Voss Kenai Mothers on the water

Feature: Dallas Voss, Motherhood, and Guiding

With Mother's Day fast approaching, it brought our minds to some of our favorite ladies in the business, and how deserving they are of recognition for how well they balance motherhood with their busy fishing lives. This week we spoke with Dallas Voss, co-owner of Explore Kenai, about how she's able to stay sane while mothering two little ones and running a successful tourism company on the Kenai Peninsula.

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Intro to Trout Fishing

Alex Bradberry bows fly fishing How-To rainbow trout Rainbows trout

Intro to Trout Fishing

Rainbow Trout are native to the pacific regions of Northern Mexico, the western region of the United States and Canada, and up and around Alaska to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Because of their popularity as both a food fish and a sport fish, hatcheries have expanded this range worldwide, and rainbows are now found all over the world, including central and eastern US, New Zealand, Europe, and even parts of Africa. Photo: Alaskan Rainbow by Kate Crump / Angler Alex Bradberry Rainbow trout thrive in a number of different environments, from small streams to raging rivers, lakes, and some...

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1700 or so Words about Fly Reels

Alex Bradberry Click Pawl Disc Drag Reels

1700 or so Words about Fly Reels

There are a lot of factors to consider when purchasing a new fly reel, so understanding the differences between how they’re made and what their different features are is essential to making a practical gear choice. 

 

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Feature: Fall Fishing on the Kenai with Electa Kean

Alex Bradberry Electa Kean Kenai Rainbows

Feature: Fall Fishing on the Kenai with Electa Kean

This week we sat down with Electa Kean, who's hosting our fall Rainbows on the Kenai trip this September, to talk to her about why she loves that time of year in the watershed. Our questions are bolded with her answers below. 1.  What is your favorite part of fishing for fall rainbows on the Kenai? Fall fishing for rainbows is awesome for a lot of different reasons, but my favorite thing about this trip is that it combines many different elements of quintessential Alaskan life:  autumn colors, large and plentiful trout, fall run steelhead, silver salmon that will still strike...

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