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Alaska's Premier Fly Fishing Source

We all know bead fishing is incredibly effective when fishing for trout and Dolly Varden. But it does have a downside. The set up is somewhat time consuming to put together and when you break off during hot fishing, it can be frustrating to start the whole rigging process. But there are ways to minimize...
At first, setting up a leader for bead fishing can seem confusing. It is actually quite easy. In the first short video, Kayla will demonstrate how to set up a simple bead rig using a standard 9 foot tapered leader. She covers pegging the bead, where to place your split shot and how high to set your...
Soft Beads from BnR Tackle are the next evolutionary step when it come to bead fishing for trout, steelhead and char. The neutral buoyancy of these beads allows for a more realistic drift, meanwhile the soft texture produces a more natural feel. With hard beads, fish tend to grab and spit them out....
By Mike ColeThe sun peeks through a layer of overcast clouds and a light upstream breeze keeps the mosquitos to a minimum as the smell of decaying salmon creeps its way into the surrounding air. In the stream several alligator colored chum salmon are fighting to find a place where they will dig deep...
By Mark Hieronymus By now, most of y'all have gotten the memo - beads are a very effective method of fishing for steelhead. It should not come as a surprise that they work so well, after all, West Coast drift fishermen have been throwing Worden's "Li'l Corkys", at steelhead for over 60 years now,...
Care and Feeding of your new Custom BeadsMark Hieronymus So congratulations, you finally did it. You got some of those super-spiffy AFFG Guide Model beads, a few packs of the new TroutFood beads, or maybe you went whole hog and got some of those Metal Magnet steelhead beads. You are all set for...
By Mike Cole You are knee-deep in the river during the prime salmon spawn and trout are gorging themselves at an “all you can eat” buffet.  The egg hatch is on and the time to fish is now. Everyone is fishing beads but one angler is constantly hooked up.  Every time you look over he...

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