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/

Episode 39 – Spring steelhead Part 3

Fly fishing guide Jack Carson and I talk about the accident that postponed college, how it feels to be a 19-year old guide, whether or not growing up on an island in Alaska was a detriment and how to get through the winters.  

Why I should hate steelhead fishing

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – After returning from a steelhead trip I tried to understand why I looked forward to hiking a long way for just a few fish, in the cold. I tried to convince myself I shouldn’t like it.  So, here’s why I should hate steelhead fishing. I don’t catch a lot of fish…

This is fun…right?

By Jeff Lund For the Capital City Weekly “This is the expectation, man. For steelhead fishing in late March, this is what it’s about.” It was around noon and Rob was at a three. It was a Fun Scale, not a Misery Scale or Overall Scale, but it was still a three. There was fun…

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…

At “The River” with “Steelhead Steve”

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly It’s fun fishing with people who aren’t as skilled as you because you feel really good about yourself. But it’s also good to be reminded of just how much you have to learn. I’ve only been steelhead fishing for about two years, so I am maybe approaching…

Picture this…

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – A picture is worth a thousand words. So is the steelhead photo in which the exposure is so off it looks like an ugly, unintentional silhouette – the thousand words are just different. A trip is not just about the pictures, but a memory isn’t really complete without them. Left without…

The angry angler

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – I’m slowly making my way back to my life. The weekend trip to some river somewhere else was unsuccessful. This somewhere else is my special somewhere else; my clutch somewhere else, my desert island somewhere else. But it let me down, or the fish let me down, or I let myself…