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As some of you know, I spent my summer guiding and fishing at Reel Action Fly Fishing's Alaska Lodge located on the Kanektok River. I had an incredible time and I'm looking forward to the 2015 season. Since being back, I wanted my first post to be a special one... So instead of sifting through thousands of photos from Alaska I thought I would start with the photos I began taking within moments of stepping off the plane...
As some of you may also know I'm completely obsessed and hopelessly in love with the common carp. After stepping off the plane I didn't waste any time. Only a few hours had expired and I found myself kneeling pond-side cradling perfection. I spent all of September and half of October traveling to different states and exploring new bodies of water. My time was spent observing multiple fish populations spread throughout many different ecosystems. In doing so I learned a variety of new things about the species. It was an epic carp scouting journey of knowledge that I wished would never end.
I promise there will be plenty of Alaska posts to follow. Filled with more pictures of salmon, rainbows, and dollys than you'll care to look at.
For now, some things are just more important...
Surprise! Fully scaled mirror...
No upper lip and a crooked spine... Still beautiful.