Column: A little perspective

Last Friday I stood next to the central waterfall at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. and thought about fly fishing. Selfish and shallow, right? See column at: https://www.juneauempire.com/news/i-went-to-the-woods-a-little-perspective/

Sorry to bug you

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly A buddy of mine texted a picture of himself fishing. I did what any other angler would do: I zoomed in and started picking apart the water. Behind him was a rolling current that looked to be distributed pretty evenly. The middle was pretty shallow, probably an…

Episode 30 – Spring Steelhead Part 1

  My set up: Rod – 9’6″ 7-weight Sage Method   Reel – The Fly Shop C3LA  Line – Intouch Rio Gold Leader – FluoroFlex Steelhead/Salmon leader I also sometimes use an Echo SR Switch rod with a Ross CLA reel.

Where the pursuit takes you

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly So I took a week off from salmon fishing, mountain climbing and deer scouting to go to… California? Yeah, seriously. A couple buddies of mine kept texting me pictures of beautiful mountain streams that meander back and forth through grassy meadows that smell like wild onion. They were catching beautiful…

Lessons learned

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly Some of the most valuable Alaska steelhead lessons I learned while flyfishing for rainbow trout in California. They weren’t some magical insight or secret from a guide but observations I made while fishing the same water over and over. My buddy Kurt and I were fishing a…

Not sharing well continued…

By Jeff Lund | Capital City Weekly Along the same thread as last week… If I do get to fish the run I want without being squeezed out or pinching someone out of their spot, the goal then becomes catching fish. As much as I say, “It’s about the experience” the truth is that the experience…

The usual

The usual catch on my usual spots near Redding, CA   I’m trying to decide if having a “usual” is a good thing, or an indication of deeply rutted habits which lead to predictability and ultimately stagnancy. Stagnancy might be a little harsh because there is a difference between doing the same old things and…

Unemployed – Weekend 1

TODAY: Manteca, CA – Dunsmuir, CA River – Upper Sacramento (5-weight – black birds nest, rubber legs, black AP) Food – Dunsmuir Brewery Works Since I told my boss I’d be leaving my job a month in advance, reality took a while. There were weeks left so I could shrug it off. Then there were…