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Alaska West Guest Video by Kasey Halcro

A couple weeks back, Kasey Halcro joined us here at Alaska West. Kasey had a pretty special week catching nearly every species the mighty Kanektok has to offer, with a few specimens along the way! Don’t take our word for it however.. Kasey was kind enough to put together a quick highlight video of his […]

Weekly Shortcasts for 2014-08-27

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For the Love of Rivers - Book Trailer

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The forthcoming book from renowned ecologist, Dr. Kurt Fausch, that weaves insights from a career immersed in the ecology of rivers with poignant reflections on the deeper significance of these waters to humanity, and their ultimate fate in our future. Show More Summary

Hyperlapse made easy

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

With Instagram's new Hyperlapse app even you can make super-smooth, stable and cinematic feeling hyperlapses/time-lapses at the touch of a button. The fly fishing Instagram genre should be getting a whole lot more interesting. Available now on the iTunes App Store.

Debate ongoing over fish farming in the Great Lakes

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Michigan took a big step forward this summer in the business of fish farming. The state issued a permit to expand the Grayling Fish Hatchery more than tenfold.The hatchery raises trout for restaurants and grocery stores. The expansion...Show More Summary

So why is it called the hot tub run?

18 hours agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Because it's where we set up the portable hot tub. LINK (via: Gizmodo)

War Paint, Redux

Once in a post I likened the darkened bars on the gill plates of a smallmouth bass to war paint. In the last issue of The Drake, I wrote an essay about smallmouth bass where I described the “dark bands on the gill plates popping like war paint.” Many times when you write for print […]

The Elwha is Free!

The final blast of Glines Canyon Dam, the Elwha is Free from John Gussman on Vimeo. With this final blast, the last remaining section of the upper dam is gone and the river is truly running free again for the first time in 100 years...

Now your dog can shoot your next fly fishing video

GoPro has just launched the Fetch mount, which allows you to comfortably fasten two cameras to your canine pal. LINK (via: Gizmodo)

Nice Fish, David!

Congratulations to Alaska West guest, David Keene, who landed this stud of a trout this past Monday. David has a fairly unique goal of landing a fish over 24 inches in length of every major trout species. Clocking in at 26 inches, Dave was able to check the rainbow trout off the list with this beauty. […]

Beer From Gel Packs

Now you can carry brew anywhere. Pat’s Backcountry Beverages Carbonator bottle and beer extract makes enjoying a full flavored microbrew at the ends of the earth a reality. LINK (via:Gear Junkie)

Now your dog can shoot your next fly fishig video

GoPro has just launched the Fetch mount, which allows you to comfortably fasten two cameras to your canine pal. LINK (via: Gizmodo)

The Battle to Save Yellowstone from Invasive Fish [Slide Show]

The National Park Service is scoring some victories in its fight to eradicate nonnative lake trout from Yellowstone’s largest lake. Released by an anonymous angler in the 1980's lake trout have come to dominate Yellowstone Lake—sending native cutthroat trout into steep decline and wreaking havoc on this iconic ecosystem. Show More Summary

Fly Fishing Etsy

Trout-1 giclee canvas from Naushadarts. From the moonlight salty series comes this original tarpon drawing by Yusniel Santos. From DaydreamHQ comes this collage made by spraying photography directly into the grain of kiln dried Western...Show More Summary

3 Uses For Opposing Wader Straps

Ever wonder why the buckles on your wader straps are opposite, male buckle on one strap and female buckle on the other?  Most wader companies today incorporate this feature into their wader straps for good reason, its super handy! Odds are you may have found a use or two for the opposing buckles on your […]

A River Runs Through Lord Stanley's Cup

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Outrageous last few days with the #stanleycup. An experience I will never forget #thatshowyoudo #flyfishing #nhl — Willie Mitchell (@Willie_Mitch33) August 21, 2014 Lord's Stanley's Cup went on a fly fishing expedition with now former LA King defensemen Willie Mitchell.

5 Badass Spiders That Kill and Eat Fish

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

These spiders come from five main families sure to strike fear into many a minnow. LINK (via: Discover)

Scientists want end to trophy fishing of threatened species

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

In a newly released study, scientific researchers say the IGFA should stop awarding weight-based world records for fish species threatened with extinction. The researchers found that 85 of the 1200 species the IGFA keeps records forShow More Summary

Incase Action Camera Collection

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The soon to be released Action Camera Collection by Incase is a line of protective and organizational products developed specifically for your GoPro cameras and accessories.

Rainbow Satchel

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Just one in a collection of fishified bag styles from Rivers Bend Lodge. LINK

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