Alaskan Aleutian Peninsula Adventure

In late June a group of Badger Fly Fishers made up of Bill Engber, Henry Haugley, Jim Bartelt and Richard Glad adventurously headed out to Alaska’s Aleutian Peninsula on its Bristol Bay side near Port Heiden.  After taking numerous means of transportation from Madison, the adventurers finally landed at the Lava Creek Lodge on the Cinder River.  2019 08 Aug Plane and Boat - Lava Creek Lodge






The group was looking forward to some serious King Salmon (Chinook) angling using swing fishing methods and large Intruder style flies on Skagit Spey equipment.

2019 08 Aug Group Pic - Lava Creek Lodge

They were not disappointed as you can see from these trip pictures which are just a sample of the astounding number of dime-bright Kings landed!  In addition to the Kings, Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Arctic Char and Rainbow Trout were also caught.  It was a fabulous trip with much fun had by everyone!  What an adventure!  Bill will be ready to fill in the details and show some more pictures to anyone interested at our first meeting of our new season of presentations on September 23rd!

Regarding our September 23rd meeting, we are happy to announce that we have secured Scott Osborne, the US Representative for Avalon Outdoor, to make a presentation on fly fishing adventures in Cuba.  The meeting on Monday, September 23rd will be at the Maple Tree restaurant on Highway 51 in McFarland.  The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. with dinner and conversation at 6:00 p.m.  Visitors and guests are always welcome.  More details will be provided soon.


Buzz McFly