A note from Taylor Norton:

“Working and guiding at a remote Alaskan salmon fishing lodge, the opportunities to get a day on the water for yourself are fewer and farther between than you might expect. When the opportunity finally presented itself, I went out with fellow guide @guypachner to have some fun of our own and brought some camera gear to try to capture just how awesome the fishing can be at @salterylakelodge. Due to a lack of heavy rains and low flows for this year’s Silver run, we found the salmon higher up in the system to be pretty finicky. We eventually worked our way closer to the ocean and found a huge pod of Silvers that had moved in with the tides and it was game on.”


“When chasing Silvers in Alaska, especially in smaller systems, I find it best to be continuously on the move until you find willing fish. Don’t get hung up on a pod of fish that have their noses down and aren’t interested in your flies. Once you find the fish willing to eat, change patterns often and you will maximize your opportunity.”

This week’s Reel of the Week from Pocket Water Productions, Taylor Norton. Find them on Instagram at @pocketwaterproductions. 

Check out the articles below:

Fly Tying & Fishing Alaska with Jonathan Farmer

Floating North in the Alaskan Backcountry


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