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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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The Fly Line Run-Down

Alex Bradberry Fly Lines Gear

The Fly Line Run-Down

In the rod/line match up (here) we briefly discussed the difference between a weight forward line and an old school double taper line. But the different types of line don’t stop there, and in a world of bellies, sink rates, “intermediate”, type 6, and more, we’re here to clear up some of the confusion.  We’ll start with the floating line selections. As previously mentioned, a weight forward line is the most popular option for generating line speed and “loading” your rod more quickly. This style of taper puts the weight of the line towards the front (usually the first 20-30...

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Bear Safety 101

Alex Bradberry Bear How-To Safety

Bear Safety 101

As breakup gets closer and we all start to thaw out, it’s time to start thinking about how to enjoy the outdoors with our furry companions again. Bears will be starting to move around again soon, and with that comes an added element of danger for the everyday angler.  There are many things to consider when entering bear country, and a big one is understanding the bear populations in the area you’ll be visiting. Bears are intelligent animals that have different behaviors based on their life histories. Because of this, bears in the Mat-Su area will respond differently to humans...

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The Line/Rod Match-Up

Alex Bradberry Gear Line/Rod

The Line/Rod Match-Up

So, you've taken your first few fly fishing classes or have spent some days on the water with a guide. Fishing with class rods or the rods a guide brings along on a trip are a great intro to the sport; they're already set up for the exact water and conditions they're meant for. You've finally caught your first fish on a fly and are hooked for life! Now it's time to get set up with your very own rod outfit, but there are a lot of options out there. Your local fly shop can get you started with the correct weight...

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Traveling Solo

Alex Bradberry Camping International Travel

Traveling Solo

The world will open up again some day (hopefully soon), and traveling alone as a woman can be a harrowing experience. Some women choose to avoid it altogether as a result. At Women’s Fly Fishing this is a primary focal point of our business; to empower women with the skills and knowledge they need to not only enjoy our fun-filled women-only fly fishing group trips, but also to continue on their own and fish wherever their hearts desire!     While solo travel should definitely include a fair amount of research into your destination’s specific requirements, there are also some...

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