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…

Steelhead update

Well, it’s spring, so there are spring steelhead which of course makes it great. On the horizon is the annual salmon bonanza on the ocean and in the freshwater. guess I’ll have to make more frequent updates…

Picture this: a steelhead broke my camera

I like to document my life with both words and images. Sometimes I look back at my stockpile of moments just to remind myself certain things did actually happen. I went skydiving once? Really? Good for me. Over the weekend, I set my camera down on a rock. A new-caught steelhead flicked its tail, caught…