Fish Talk | November Newsletter

HI everyone! We’re finally getting some cold here after a wonderful warm Fall. No more fishing for me. Now looking forward to Thanksgiving.

Tail Magazine

Tail MagazineThere’s a neat new fly fishing magazine around! You may not have seen it but TAIL MAGAZINE is really making its mark, especially in the salt -water fly fishing world. Take a look, and by all means check out the video’s.  (p.s. Alex Woodsum, the author of one of the articles is a woman who was once a  River Girls  in my Gold-Medal book some years back,  (See a Second Edition of that book in May of 2019)

Alaska Fly Fishers 2018 Fundraising Auction – Online only!

The Alaska Fly Fishers is having an Online-only Fundraising auction that will consist of the trips that we would normally auction during the Live portion of our regular auction, with a few selected additional items. There is a page on our web site that will be the jumping-off page to the actual auction. It will be active starting NOVEMBER 9TH AND RUN THROUGH NOVEMBER 21. You’ll be able to bid through your computer, Mobile phone, tablet device, or anything else that offers a web browser. Watch for it at FaceBook and fly fishers web site at

Women’s Flyfishing Articles

The  Fish Alaska Magazine Articles  we have for you this month can be found on our articles page at

Efforts Continue to Reintroduce Arctic Grayling in Michigan

Efforts continue to try to introduce Arctic Grayling back into Michigan waters. State government, non-profits, business, and more are committed to reintroduce this culturally significant species, with steady progress made since June of 2016. Read all about this partnership at .

Roosterfish Tournament in Costa Rica

Want (like I do) to go to where the roosters are, then there’s an International tournament you can go to in Costa Rica out of Crocodile Bay Resort. You can find all the info here . Dates are Nov 16-19! I wish I could go to them all!!!!

Secretary Zinke Announces Protection for “Paradise Valley”, Montana

See the announcement about Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinky’s withdrawal of more than 30,000 acres of federal lands in southwest Montana from mining for 20 years, subject to valid existing rights here . Secretary Zinke has worked toward securing a withdrawal in this area for several years as both a Member of Congress and the Secretary of the Interior.

Atlantic Salmon News

All Atlantic salmon numbers are off for the second year. Get all the info here and see what might be the causes here .

Free Fly Tying Clinic

Notice!!!!!! Be sure that if you live in Anchorage you join the Alaska Fly Fishers for a free fly tying clinic on Sat November 17 at the hatchery out on Reeve blvd, 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM Saturday. All free, and all equipment is provided. See You There!! Stay connected at  for news about the up-coming on-line auction there are going to be some fabulous trips for sale!!

Rookie No More

See my article on “Dead Drift” at MidCurrent taken from my book “Rookie NO More: The Flyfishing Novice Gets Guidance from a Pro “. Get the book at MidCurrent or Amazon .
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