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Tikchik Narrows Lodge on Ford Fishing Frontiers

on Monday, 16 January 2012. Posted in Video, News

As Seen On The Outdoor Channel

Tikchik Narrows Lodge has been featured on an episode of the Ford Fishing Frontiers series on the Outdoor Channel. Check out the episode here.
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Rusty’s Big Pike Adventure

on Saturday, 14 January 2012. Posted in Article

As Seen in Gray's Sporting Journal (May – June 2009)

By: Fly Out Ambassador Bob White

Painting By: Bob White www.bobwhitestudio.com

The Titan

"Gawd, I hate kids!" ~ Rusty

It was late June, still spring in Alaska, and the soft twilight had lingered long past midnight when I found Rusty sitting alone in the dusk, next to an unlit fire. There was a mostly empty bottle of Jack Daniel's and two tin cups on the big spruce round to one side, and he was softly mumbling to himself. "I was wondering when you'd get here." He said over his shoulder as I approached.

"How did you know it was me and not some grumpy old brown bear looking for an easy meal?"

"No bear would dare mess with me tonight." He grumbled. "I'm in too foul a mood... Whiskey?"

"Why not." I said. "Mind if I light a fire?" There's nothing as sad as two fishing guides drinking whiskey in the dark. I knew that the glow of a fire would change the mood and poured a little diesel over the cord wood that had been laid in anticipation of the next get together. Rusty tossed a wooden match to light it.

He grunted as he poured a generous measure of the amber liquid into each of the tin cups, and we sat there, sipping our whiskey without speaking for a good long time. The dry spruce crackled and popped as it caught. Rusty hates complainers, has no time for whiners, and generally avoids expressing displeasure with any of The Boss' decisions... but he was at the end of his rope. "What the hell are we going to do with that pack of rug rats tomorrow." He finally moaned. "Gawd... I hate kids."

Anyone who knows Rusty will tell you that he harbors no ill will towards children in general... or anyone else for that matter. Simply put, Rusty loves to catch fish and judges an individual solely on his or her ability to do so. It chafes him to spend time with people who can't fish, and conversely, he enjoys being with anyone who's good at it. I've often thought that he'd have a wonderful day sharing a boat with vhxeyeph Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung if the fish were biting.

"Aw... it'll be all right." I said, trying to cheer him up. "We'll take them over to Spider Bay and fish for pike in the morning. Then we'll go for a boat ride and find a nice beach somewhere across the lake for a big fire and shore lunch. Afterwards they'll skip stones and go swimming... and before you know it... the day'll be over."

"That's just dandy." He wailed. "The best run of Kings in three years... and I'm going on a pikenic!"

"Honey, it's time to get up... honey?" Lisa asked, gently shaking my shoulder. "Ooooh... you look bad. Let me get you a cup of coffee."

"Ahhhhg..." I moaned into my pillow. "How much time do I have?"

"Not nearly enough from what I can see... now drink this. I'll see you up at the 'Big House' in fifteen minutes." She said. "And... honey?"

"Yeah?"

"I hope the other guy looks worse."

I smiled... I was quite sure that he did.

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Set Work Aside and Breathe

on Tuesday, 10 January 2012. Posted in Video, News

A Film About Fly Fishing and Work

Learn to let go of the hustle and bustle! You don't have to quit your job and bail on your responsibilities. Just take a break this summer and Breathe by booking at one of our recommended lodges. You can email them directly through our directory.
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It's Here

on Friday, 06 January 2012. Posted in Video, News

F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour

One of Fly Fishing's most anticipated events, the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), will start its tour across the continent starting January 26th. The festival serves as one of the largest stages for the best adventure fishing filmmakers and conservation advocates. Check out the films and the tour schedule at the F3T website.
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New Lodge Videos

on Thursday, 05 January 2012. Posted in Video, News

2012 Summer Coming Soon!










 

Mark Miller and Talaheim Lodge have as good a fishing lodge as they do a sense of humor. Check out their marketing video from last year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alaska Rainbow Lodge released a video showing the typical day at their incredible premier fly out lodge. 

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Living the Lucky Life

on Tuesday, 27 December 2011. Posted in Video

Searching For Rainbows

2 professional skiers, 1 professional photographer and there passion of fly fishing during the off season. Some great Alaska footage from John Spriggs, Darcy Bacha, and Dane Tudor. 

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Santa's New Ride

on Sunday, 25 December 2011. Posted in News

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Fly Out

Santa Claus
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Darkest Day of the Year

on Wednesday, 21 December 2011. Posted in Video, News

Bring on the Sun!

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Multiple Sclerosis Expedition

on Friday, 16 December 2011. Posted in News

Trip Report Written By Fly Out Ambassador Mark Rutherford

Screen shot 2011-12-16 at 2.42.05 PM


On July 9, 2011 6 participants gathered together in Dillingham, Alaska to launch a fly fishing expedition into the Wilderness of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Our goals were much the same as other Alaska wilderness enthusiasts who fly out in small float planes loaded with rafts and camping gear to float and fish wild Alaskan rivers. Our commitment was: "to be prepared mentally, physically, and with proper equipment to be self supporting in the wilderness". We would be dropped off at a lake beyond the tree line to navigate shallow tundra river channels, to float, fish, and camp among the notable Alaskan Brown Bears of the region. Two of the participants were especially motivated by their commitment to live the Alaska wilderness experience to the fullest! For them as each day passes their physical abilities and health are compromised by MS, Multiple Sclerosis. A third participant with a prosthetic leg, Malcolm Daly, co-led this annual Paradox Sports trip. Karen Daly and Olly Merrill and I signed on as support.

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The trip fulfills an ongoing commitment shared by outdoorsmen John Merritt, Malcolm Daly, and Mark Rutherford, to make truly significant, bona fide, Alaskan wilderness expeditions accessible to significantly disabled campers. We believe that if Erik Weihenmayer, totally blind, can summit Mt. Everest and that Mark Wellman, a paraplegic, can climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, that others with disabilities will consider taking on expeditionary challenges. In this case to undertake a self propelled adventure across a vast Alaskan landscape. We undertook the first self propelled Alaska expedition with paraplegic fly fisherman Vijay Viswanathon and angler Malcolm Daly with his prosthetic leg, in 2009. In 2010 we completed a second adventure with 5 disabled participants. In 2011, to honor John Merritt's extraordinary vision we devoted the Alaska wilderness fly-fishing expedition to participants with Multiple Sclerosis. John Merritt has secondary progressive MS and his prior adventures exploring remote Alaskan fisheries are spoken of around many campfires. 

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Winter Climbing in Alaska Range

on Thursday, 15 December 2011. Posted in News

Talkeetna Air Taxi

MASA


Talkeetna Air Taxi is known as the #1 choice for climbing support in the Alaska Range. They kick off the winter climbing season by assisting Masatoshi Kuriaki in his 6th attempt to solo Mt. Hunter. Good luck Masatoshi! Check out their air service for you next Fly Out adventure at www.talkeetnaair.com. 

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