Alaska With Patricks Fly Shop & Drifters Lodge - 12/07/20
It was always a dream of mine to go to Alaska because of the beautiful landscapes, rugged wilderness, and abundant wildlife. When Patrick's Fly Shop and Drifters Lodge asked me to come along on a trip to photograph fly fishing on the Kenai River, I was ecstatic, to say the least. We started the trip in the Kenai Refuge chasing after rainbows and dolly varden with Drifters’ extraordinary guides. Our first half of the trip did not disappoint with several twenty-plus inch rainbows and dollies netted. Our second half of the trip was spent on the middle portion of the Kenai throwing streamer flies at huge silver salmon. To our excitement, the fishing could not have been better. We hooted and hollered, as "V" wakes from silver salmon became strikes on our flies to "fish on!" At the end of the trip, we lost count of how many trophy fish we had caught and could only feel grateful for the experience and hospitality supplied by Drifters Lodge. Each evening we would go back to the lodge with another unforgettable story from the day of fishing. What made this trip so special was the instant camaraderie and friendships made with everyone on the trip. It is an adventure I will never forget and I cant wait to see what else Alaska has to offer.