Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Day is here Situk are YOU Ready

 Here it is Sat Apr27th 2013 Yakutat here we come. My gear all packed just having my morning coffee and the trip begins

watch for this blog to expand as we make our way to Yakutat

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Trip coming fast

well the trip to Alaska is coming fast and the other 2 guys giving me a hard time about being the old guy and both being faster then me. So I've been training in defensive tactics for my trip. Here is a small video of me practising on the local bear population in preparation for our trip

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Bad day Fishing Better than a good Day at Work

Took the day off work to fish with my friend from Soo North who had to come back home for some business and had a few more flies for me for my trip to Alaska, the only problems all the rivers were hi so we thought we give the Nine Mile a try. A smaller river but always teaming with fish.You can only fish it 200 feet from the lake so not a lot a river to fish. The fishing was tough with only a couple feet of visibility  if that .Saw a couple fish caught, got to try out my new Redington switch fly rod and  managed to land a couple carp that for some reason didn't think was camera worthy. So after a couple hours of flogging the river we decided to go to the dam and watch the fish trying to jump over the falls. I took a small video witch i will post at the end of this blog

After about 20 minutes viewing the fish jumping got the urge to get my rod wet again so we headed to the Maitland knowing it was very high but what the heck a day off might as well try. Well got some good casting in there too. With all this practice casting hope I have a good trip and do some catching in Alaska.

Joe in the picture below travelled all the way down from the Soo to wet his line in the mighty Maitland

Well here is the video of the fish trying to over come the falls on their journey to propagate their species

016 from Just An Aging Steelheader on Vimeo.