Fish Talk | February Newsletter

Just think, 2018 is gone with all of its great fishing for silvers, rainbows, kings, Dollies, sockeye, pinks, pike, and grayling and I don’t know where it went, do you? I’m also behind on my newsletter in the last couple of months and it’s time I got going. Here are a couple fish pictures and a couple of pictures of glaciers for the newsletter while the fish and we are dreaming about next summer.

 AK Fly Fishers Auction

The Alaska Fly Fishers club has had some setbacks with the online auction that they have been working on but they haven’t given up. It’s going to appear very soon now so keep watching their website at .  It will be done ONLINE ONLY and will feature all those great trips we have seen in the past, and maybe some other great items we always drool over. The starting point will be their website. Start planning those fishing trips for 2019 right here to be ready when the fun begins. I’ll let you know!!!

Fly-Tying Materials Sale!!

I’ll be offering lots & lots & lots of fly tying materials (feathers, hooks, threads, fur,) etc. at a sale at the Alaska Fly Fishers monthly meeting on the February 4th meeting at BPEC ( British Petroleum Energy Center) starting at 6:00p.m. Some real deals!!!!!! (you don’t have to be a member of the club to join us).

Compliments to Mid-Current

Hats off to Mid-Current, the web’s original news site for the fly fishing community and its new website’s tips, techniques, videos, art, photography, gear, books, and expert advice for fresh and saltwater. Experts from my book, Rookie No More, the Flyfishing Novice Gets Guidance from a Pro also appear in the “How To” section. Check out –“Nymphing Techniques,” “Steeple Cast,” and “Reading Water to Find Fish” among others. You can buy the book on Mid-Current’s site as well as Amazon, If you haven’t already subscribed, Do It Now!!!!!!!! Daily & weekly on Wednesday)

January/February 2019 Fly Fishing Show Dates

  • The fly fishing show in Edison, NJ is – January 25, 26, & 27 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo center. Get demonstrations, the chance to win guided trips, opportunity to see new gear, get fly tying tips and more. Don’t miss it.
  • The Atlanta Fly Fishing Show will run Feb 1-2 at the Infinite Energy Center (formerly Gwinnett Center) 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway. Duluth, Georgia 30097. Lots of presentations, new items from waders to rods & reels and much more.
  • The Lynnwood, Fly Fishing show will be in Lynwood, WA – February 16 & 17 in the Lynwood Convention Center. One of the best fly fishing shows in the Northwest. You can see all of the vendors from other shows in a small & friendly environment.
  • Pleasanton, CA – February 22, 23 & 24 at Alameda County Fairgrounds. A casting pond inside and also out enable twice the # of demonstrations. Californian shops have lots of room for displays and gives some of the best-known names in fly fishing show you their skills.

  Fly-Fishing & Tying Journal

One of my articles appears in the Winter issue of the “Flyfishing &Tying Journal.” It is titled “Grayling Fishing with a Dry Fly.” Get some tips about techniques, presentation, and taking proper care when releasing grayling are the highlights.
Get my book titled “Alaska’s Arctic Grayling—Sailfish of the North” at Amazon or from me at

!!! Used Fly Fishing Books on Sale !!!!!

February 8, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
 Fishewear 4011 Arctic Blvd Ste. C

More than 65 of Pudge’s slightly used fly fishing books (that ended up on the floor in the recent earthquake) will be on sale from 4:00p.m.-7:00pm at Fishewear on Arctic Blvd. All of the books will be sold for 1/2 price!! Take a peek at some of the new items at the shop while you are browsing. Appetizers will be available. All of the proceeds go to Trout Unlimited. Join us! (p.s. please bring cash or check only. We can’t accept credit cards!!!!) (Guys are certainly welcome too.)
Also sign up for the 2nd Edition of the Gold-Medal-winning book “RIVER GIRLS” which will be available in May 2019.

Articles for My Blog!

I have another classic article from Fish Alaska Magazine for you, rescued from my archive and now in the articles section of our web site! Go straight to my website at
to read about fly-fishing the Aniak River in 2006. It’s amazing!!
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