Live from the Kenai Penninsula:
Jeremy Inman takes over the Flylords snapchat, and shows us how a ‘day off’ is spent as an Alaskan fishing guide.
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Being a full time guide, especially in Alaska, is not for everyone. The hours are long, and days off are nonexistent. That being said, if you have a good work ethic and the right mindset, it can be a very rewarding occupation. I am lucky to guide in a place where I can work a 12 hour day and still have 8 hours of daylight to chase fish afterwards. And that’s what I do. If you want to guide and still have time to enjoy the incredible fishing this state has to offer, you have to be willing to burn the candle at both ends. This usually means sacrifice sleep, showers and real food. But trust me, it’s worth it. With the sockeye starting to spawn right now you can catch 25 trout and char in an hour, and then drive 20 minutes to fish a small stream with mice and bugs on the surface. To end the day off you can strip streamers and catch a fired up silver salmon for a fresh dinner. It doesn’t get much better than that. Come September it will be time to hunt wild trophy trout up to 35″. If you fly fish, and haven’t made the trek to Alaska yet, you don’t know what you’re missing!
Not a bad place to call your office…
Some of the perks…