Steelhead + Crab + Prawns = OH MY!

I was certainly happy to get the call to head to Southeast Alaska this past spring. This remote temperate rainforest is a place of adventure, wonder and some of the best wild steelhead fishing around. The weather, the climate, the tides, the terrain and just trying to get there also makes it one of the most vigorous angling exploits imaginable, the temperate rainforest is not for the faint of heart. However, besides the constant uphill battle, this is also one of the most thrilling adventures a fly angler can have! It was a fun week of crab, prawns, and steelhead. I can’t wait to return.

For more on the trip and to book your trip be sure to check out the Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures trip report on the blog and the link to the complete stock image archives.

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Wrangell, Alaska

Chrome Chasers Lodge in Wrangell, Alaska is has recently purchased a new building and remolding has already begun. Along with new countertops, flooring, paint and tile, the walls will have new prints for the upcoming 2015 season. The images chosen were selected from our catalog and advertisement production captured at the lodge last year for Hatch Outdoors. I’m pleased to have images hanging in the new place; they will compliment the new renovations nicely.

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2012 IFTD Drake magazine Flyfishing video awards: Best Cinematography

“The Last Salmon Forest”  chapter 1 takes home ‘Best Cinematography” at this year 2012 IFTD Drake magazine Flyfishing video awards in Reno!

2012 IFTD Drake Film AwardsThis past July I had the opportunity to be involved with Ian Majszak at Detonation Studios for a project in Alaska. The subject spotlight is on the Tongass National Forest. It’s been an amazing adventure so far it will continue when we pic

We returned home to the lower 48 with very little time before we had to send off the film, to the Drake magazine Flyfishing. Having been apart of several 72 hours of fun film contests we’ve been training for this, right? By sheer luck, we made the deadline.  Ian sums it up nicely …

“…after a grueling but rewarding 11 day shoot in South East Alaska’s Tongass National Forest we were invited to submit a digital short for The Drake film awards. With only a handful of days to edit this is our submission that won an award for Best Cinematography. Gratitude – To all the phenomenal Alaskans that put a roof over our head, kept us fed and opened up their lives to us. Without their support this project would not of been possible.”

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The Tongass Issue | Tongass 77

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This issue is not on the radar from most of the fishing world. Shadowed by the excellent Pebble Mine momentum, the Tongass 77 sits and waits for a voice. The Tongass is rare, it is also the last of its kind on Earth, and urgently needs our voice!!  As the good folks over at American Salmon Forest tell it:

“At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is our country’s largest and most unique national forest. This magnificent landscape of western hemlock, Sitka spruce, western red cedar and yellow cedar trees is part of the world’s largest remaining intact temperate rain forest – and hosts some of the rarest ecosystems on the planet.”

The Tongass National Forest is owned by all of us who call the United States our home. The time is now to stand-up and get involved …  help protect what is yours.

“The Tongass is America’s salmon forest and one of the few places in the world where wild salmon and trout still thrive. Some 65 percent of  Tongass salmon and trout habitat is not Congressionally protected at the watershed scale, and is currently open to development activities that could harm fish. It’s time for Congress to better protect the richest resource of the Tongass: wild salmon.”

– Tim Bristol | Trout Unlimited | Alaska Program Director

  • For more information on how to help conserve America’s last largest temperate rainforest check out this link–>