Shop Joey Turns Fish Guide

Shop Joey Zach Pierce completes his first summer of guiding on the Nushagak River and King Salmon River in Alaska. The Nushagak River is located in southwest Alaska, beginning in the Alaskan range and flowing into Nushagak Bay, an inlet of Bristol Bay. Guiding for legendary outfitter Dave Egdorf, Zach had an amazing summer catching big rainbows and wasn’t fired, didn’t kill any clients so the summer was a success. Zach owes all of his achievements to his legendary mentors in Livingston: Dan Vermillion and Dave (FBI) Goff. Nice job guys!

Guide Kris Kennedy tests his luck.

Main camp on the Nushagak River

Steelhead and Fried Chicken

OK, so the economy is in the crapper and gas prices are at an all time high. Here at Sweetwater Fly Shop we try and look at the bright side. Steelhead returns to the Skeena system in B.C. are twice the 10 year average this year, which is great for those of us able to make the trip north. Charlie however will not. So to compensate for this great injustice he had fried chicken for lunch while admiring the steelhead flies that he won’t be fishing. For more on Skeena steelhead returns check out the Skeena Fisheries Blog.