Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dutch John, Utah

This last trip may have been the last true flip flop excursion of the 2010 summer. The fishing left a lot to be desired but the company did not. We all had a most excellent time and I dont believe we will ever see chicken gorgonzola on a menu without a giggle again. Great trip.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rain, Rain go away. Alaska 2010

It rains a little bit in Alaska. The center portion of our trip was a soggy adventure. We did not let it slow us down, we continued working hard and were rewarded from time to time with fish. Keep in mind that on this trip, pink salmon, were not considered fish. We slayed them at all hours and conditions of the day. They are a good eating fish if you cook them up fresh. They do not freeze well, this is why you often see it in the canned food section of your supermarket. I think we probably caught 500 or so between us.
The rain made it hard to take out the camera. Even when i did, i seemed to be in a hurry and didn't get the best setups possible. I got more comfortable as the trip went on and started to shoot much better in the rain. My 7d was a champ, i drenched it multiple times and had zero problems, great piece of equipment.
The following photos are just some random stuff, The serious fish post will be soon to follow, patience. Randy was the fish slayer as usual, but Silvers are hard to find in the rain...

The William Joseph waterproof packs you see below were awsome. They kept my stuff dry as a bone, and it was seriously wet. William joseph is trying to decide if they will enter the waterproof game, from what i experienced, they should absolutely enter the game... Thanks Paul Swint for letting me use the packs.

The tails go with the heads beside them. The first is an Irish Lord, caught in the ocean, cool tail. The second is a pink salmon, The tail of a pink is my favorite. It kind of looks out of place, should be on a tiger trout or something.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Alaska "The Float Plane" Sept 2010

The first few moments in Alaska are always overwhelming, but this time was even more so. We were in Ketchican and immediatly hopped a float plane to our final destination. Flying in a float plane had always been something i was looking forward too. It did not disappoint, the Beaver we flew in was actually the red one below. They seem to not be going fast enough to even fly, but there you are, lumbering across the sky. Its loud, tight, uncomfy, but there is knowhere else you would rather be.
I will be breaking down our Alaska trip in several post over the next few weeks. Special thank you to Dr. Allen Carter of Star Valley Wyoming for allowing us to join him at his cabin on Prince of Wales Island.