Column: The Future of Fish

Cod Point was an appropriate first stop since we like to match the contents of the book to the book club meeting. In this case it was “Cod” by Mark Kurlansky. Dave directed the landing craft into an inlet where fresh cabins garnished an otherwise thick forest. After a few minutes of pointing out the new…

Chasing deer and superstitions

The great philosopher and former regional manager Michael Scott once said, “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious.” I completely agree. People far too often look for omens and meaning in everything. Stuff just happens, no more no less. It’s not a sign, it’s a coincidence. When Scott Renke’s flight out of Seattle was delayed…

Gear Review – Galvan Torque Large Arbor reel

On the “No Snagging Above This Point” sign at the mouth of Neck Creek in Alaska was a nest of mangled fly line that had been peeled from a reel by an ocean-fresh coho salmon. It wasn’t mine. I walked past the post to where the fly-fishermen go to toss flies at schools of salmon…

Gear Review – The Fly Shop Landing Net

As kids growing up in Alaska, we didn’t use nets. We brought salmon in and clubbed them. There was no need for a net. As a catch and release fly-fisherman, it is more of a necessity but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I went with the Catch and Release model which…