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Steve Fraley, BBT
Co-owner & Guide

Alaska Part 2
June 27, 2015

OK, my dad is still here for the day so I’m going to go heavy on photos and light on words this week… Picked up my father and his friend Jim this past Saturday as my first weeks clients and we started of with a bang going over to Brooks on Sunday.

The always entertaining bears, he got one!

Well fed, so now it’s time for some bank time…

Oh yea, that’s the spot!

The crew at the falls.

Jim into his first fish in about fifty years and first time on the fly!

Got ‘em, first of several.

Dad making the magic happen…


Nap time for this guy.

Evening in Pringleville.(Guide quarters)

The next day found us visiting my friend and pilot Tim for a flight over to Upper Gertrude for some of the hook Grayling and Rainbow fishing. Must have caught about a gazillion Grayling and had a blast per usual…

Dad and I by one of my favorite planes in the world!

In flight...

Our destination.

Alone in the bush.

First fish.

Underwater shot.

First bow.

Best bow.

Another of the good ones, love the colors on these fish.

Some more of the zillion grayling.

Another underwater shot of a bow.

A tired and happy crew.

The ride arriving.

Not a good shot, but this bull Caribou was just hanging out in the middle of a pot hole.

Days three, four, five and six were all spent harvesting some fresh Sockeye for dad and Jim to take home. Always a big hit for dinner and I actually don’t mind fishing for them all that much when it’s with family!

The prize.

Spent a lot of time like this as well! Good times...

Bringing home the bacon.

We’ve got a big fire going across the way that got started by lightning a few days back.

Some crew coming back from a fly out.

A cool sky I woke up to.

Jim in action.

”I’m letting him run!” (A hard learned lesson!)


That about sums up the first week. We’ve got a full crew coming in today and it should be full of fun again. With any luck I’ll spend my time either in the cat across the lake in something with wings! Will update you again next week…

Tight lines all,

Don’t forget to stop in Barski’s when in Baldwin for some off the hook chow and say hi to my buddy Steve for me!

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