We had a fantastic opportunity to fish and film at the Copper River Lodge this past August. We really enjoyed the intimate setting with the close knit and friendly guides and staff. A big thank you to Joe Hyde (Lodge Manager) for taking good care of us throughout the week. The trout fishing was exceptional, with the bead/egg drop really hitting it's peak during the week. I can't begin to count how many large Alaska rainbows were caught, but I can say, it was impressive even for AK standards. If you're looking for a small lodge (8 guests per week) whose focus is on world-class trout fishing and first rate service, look no further than the Copper River Lodge.
Every year in Alaska, millions upon millions of sockeye salmon migrate back to their natal rivers to spawn. Often following these salmon are hungry, aggressive, meat eating Alaska Rainbow Trout. When the salmon spawn, these trout stage behind their redds, voraciously eating their eggs. Filmed at the Copper River Lodge. Call or email about booking.
Jim Teeny is a fine example of humility and generosity in the fly fishing industry. If you know Jim Teeny, you know the spirit of a true sportsman. May we all set down our egos, walk forward, evolve, and progress this beautiful sport of fly fishing.
A trip to Alaska can be life changing. This is a glimpse into Jem Moore's 18-day family trip around Alaska.
From the filmmaker:
18 days in Alaska, seemed like a lot going in, passed by in the blink of an eye... Filmed with Sony A7s and RX100, Zeiss lenses Edited in Premiere CC Music: "Down to the Sea" by Elephant Revival (my new favorite band) available on iTunes and; elephantrevival.com
The Provo brothers are at it again, with a new installment of Steelhead and Spines. Springtime in Alaska means long days, big lines, and fresh steel. These guys hit the best of it all combining incredible skiing in Alaska's backcountry with fishing the Southeast during the spring run of steelhead.
From the Filmmakers:
In the spring of 2015, we began another pursuit for big lines and wild fish. Once again, our direction was north to Alaska, just as it was 3 years ago on our first trip to capture steelhead and spines. Since then, our burning desire to explore around the next bend, to see what's on the other side of the mountain, has grown to an inextinguishable level. We found ourselves back in a corner of southeast Alaska where for a few months of the year, some of the steepest, fluted lines in the world can be ridden, while chromed out steelhead run up and down the coastal rivers. This is the place for us to step outside the bubble of modern society, and into a world of our own making, where skiing and fishing and camping is everything. We returned home with these images, and memories of battling storms and mountains on the glacier and of an island where pure fish swim beneath the old growth hemlocks.
Alaska Cross Cultural Exploration Short Documentary by Soul River
The story of a great program, community, and the healing power of the outdoors.
From the filmmaker:
"Veterans and inner-city youth share similar troubles. But they also have one important thing in common: the healing power of wild rivers. Getting outdoors onto protected, public lands inspires hope in both groups. It inspires hope in all of us. Let’s conserve our lands and our waters for generations of today and tomorrow." – Chad Brown
August 2015 was a groundbreaking month – not just for Soul River Inc but for the 12 inner-city youth, seven veterans, and four volunteers who bravely embarked on our fist Alaska Expedition to the Kenai Peninsula. From Portland, Oregon to Anchorage, Alaska, we journeyed into Alaska’s wild and rugged Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The group expected the unexpected as well as the awe inspiring beauty of Alaska as we all came together on wild, scenic rivers while utilizing the art of fly fishing to build incredible outdoor skills and authentic relationships in Mother Nature’s rawest and rugged environment.
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OPST (Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics) fished the Kanektok River in July of 2015. It's hard to imagine a better river for micro Skagit and Commando Heads than the Kanektok. With tiny side channels, woody banks, and deep, broad main channels, the river was perfect for showcasing the incredible versatility of Commando Heads. We streamer fished, mouse fished, and nymphed with some of the largest split shot possible for the incredibly gorgeous, and potentially huge, rainbows of this special river. Thanks to Alaska West for providing a great experience for us.