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The Flyfish Journal at Andros South – Photo Essay and Video

Earlier this month our good friends from The Flyfish Journal, hands down one of our favorite fly fishing publications, joined us for their fifth consecutive ‘Bamahacon’ pilgrimage to Andros South. They just released a great online photo essay of their trip featuring stunning images, great writing, and video cut, and if you haven’t already, we urge you […]

Congratulations Whitney and Kara!

Last weekend was the 2017 Spey-O-Rama (SOR) World Spey Casting Championships at the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, and we’re pleased to announce that not one, but two, Deneki family members placed at the top of the competition this year! Alaska West alum, Whitney Gould, won her fifth SOR women’s casting title, while BC West lodge […]

Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener

We fillet a lot of salmon at our Alaskan lodges each summer, and the key to filleting fish well (and safely we must add) is a good sharp knife. For that reason, most of our guides never hit the water without some sort of sharpener, to ensure their knife is good and sharp at all times. In […]

Timeless Tip Tuesday: King Season Mantra – Stand Your Ground

Whether it’s a choker king fresh from the Dean Channel or that gagger Alaskan Chinook melting away yards of your backing, one thing’s for certain: This is no time for a Junior Varsity track meet. When that mega-king blasts off into hyperdrive—and make no mistake, it will— there’s always the temptation to chase it down, so remember […]

Andros South Trip Report from Fishwest

Earlier this season we were fortunate to spend another great week at Andros South with our good friends and long time Deneki guests from Fishwest. As part of their group, we were also pleased to host Fishwest team member, Morgan Griffith, for his first flats-fishing experience. Morgan has put together a couple of great trip reports on […]

Strong Shoulder Spey Casting Tips from Airflo

Last week we shared with you a great video from the folks at Airflo featuring some great spey casting tips when fishing shorter skagit-style heads on switch rods. In case you missed it, make sure to give it a watch by clicking right here. Well, they’re at it again, this time with some helpful tips […]

5 (More) Tips for Bigger Bonefish

A while back we presented you with 5 tips for targeting bigger bonefish. We have a feeling a few of you out there like the idea of catching big bonefish, which is why today we’re coming at you with.. 5 (More) Tips for Bigger Bonefish Land Your Fly Close. As the old adage goes, big fish […]

Three Good Articles – Fly Fishing Photography Edition

It’s three good articles time again – Three good articles from other fly fishing websites that we enjoyed and think you will too. Today’s edition even has a theme.. Fishing photography! Photography has become a big part of the fly fishing culture, and the following articles are sure to help boost your skills behind the […]

Timeless Tip Tuesday: Control Your Line When Presenting

Today’s tip for bonefishing also applies to any situation when you’re presenting a fly with a single-handed rod. As you’re false casting and lengthening line, your fly line slips through your fingers on your hauling hand when you shoot line (which you’re doing on both your forward cast and your back cast, right?).  When you […]

Rainbow Trout Flies – Our Favorites at Alaska West

We’re in the process of filing up our boxes for our summer season at Alaska West (we hope some of you are too), and we’ve got one of our favorite species on our mind – Big, wild, Alaskan, leopard rainbow trout. Therefore, for all those looking to stock up on flies for the coming season, we […]

Spey Casting Tips for Switch Rods from Airflo

In case you haven’t heard, earlier this year the folks at Airflo introduced their latest spey line, the Skagit Scout – Their shortest skagit head to date designed to make easy work of switch rods, shorter spey rods, and single hand spey casts. With their release of the Skagit Scout, they’ve also been pumping out some […]

Stay in Control – Incorporate Weight Into Your Streamers

We all love fishing for trout with surface flies, and in our neck of the woods, there’s nothing quite like watching a trout inhale a rodent.. However, at the end of the day, its arguable that the most effective way to chase these big Alaskan bad boys over the course of a season is to […]

Which Hand Do You Reel With?

It’s poll time again here on the Deneki blog, and we want to hear from you! The proper hand to reel with is an age old debate, and from our experience, one that many serious anglers are passionate about. We’ve witnessed everything from healthy discussions to full out arguments on the topic over the years, which is why […]

South Andros Sky

When most people think of fly fishing in the Bahamas, images of blue bird skies over turquoise waters and white sandy flats are likely what come to mind. However, while it might not end up on a Bahamian post card any time soon, with virtually zero light pollution in our neck of the woods, the night […]

GoDolly Landing Nets

When you make a living landing fish, a quality landing net is important, and this past season at Alaska West we had the privilege of trying out one of the more unique net designs we’ve seen – A net currently being produced by a fresh new company called GoDolly landing nets. GoDolly is the brainchild of Eric Inglis, an […]

BTT On Bahamian Bonefish

As usual, our friends from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT) have been conducting some pretty ground-breaking research in hopes to better understand bonefish populations around the world. Over the last month, they have released several articles on the BTT blog highlighting their recent work, along with some pretty interesting findings, surrounding bonefish populations in […]

Accelerate Your Strip

When stripping flies for bonefish, its crucial to stay in contact with your fly at all times. Doing so allows you to feel the instant the fish has taking the fly, thus enabling you quickly bury the hook home with a nice long strip-set. That’s easier said than done however, and a common frustration we hear […]

When in Doubt, Go Gotcha

If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you’ve read on more than one occasion that our bonefish population on South Andros aren’t overly ‘selective’ when it comes to fly pattern. Many, many different fly patterns work well on our flats over the course of the season. It’s a fly tyer’s paradise! With that said, […]

Top Posts of 2012

Wait, what? But it’s 2017! You’re right, we knew we couldn’t get anything past you. We’ve been writing about fly fishing for quite some time now, and considering how many new readers we see stop by each month (thanks for reading our blog!), every now and then we like to take a day to round up […]

Sage X Rods – Interview With George Cook

When Sage unveiled their latest X family of fly rods, we were shocked to hear it would be replacing one of their most popular rod series of all time – the ONE. Could they really improve upon the ONE? Like many of you, we had our questions.. That’s why we reached out to Deneki pal, George […]

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