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The First Winter

The First Winter

The First Winter By David O’Farrell   A natural optimist, I still felt a little sliver of doubt as I watched our truck head south down the rough mining road. That departure will forever be etched in my memory.  It was October 2nd1996, and a close friend had...

The First Winter

The First Winter By David O’Farrell   A natural optimist, I still felt a little sliver of doubt as I watched our truck head south down the rough mining road. That departure will forever be etched in my memory.  It was October 2nd1996, and a close friend had...

The Trappers Axe

Ask any outdoorsman what his most important piece of equipment is, and most often an axe will be his response. The trappers axe is one of those rare tools that can be used for just about anything. For daily trap-line chores like cutting drags, clearing trail, or...

Trap Covers

Trap covers are an important element in extreme environments like a yukon trapline

Shore Lunch

Shore Lunch a Canadian Tradition Fresh fish is hard to beat. Fresh fish you have caught yourself is even better. Shore-lunch is considered by many to be an essential part of any northern fishing trip. But shore-lunch is more than just food; it’s an experience. There...

Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling

The rivers surface looked like it was being pelted by an early summer thunderstorm; but there wasn’t a cloud in sight. A mayfly hatch was underway, and there were literally hundreds of arctic grayling surfacing on the section of river in front of me. A member of the...

Fly-rodding for Early Season Lake Trout

Fly fishing for early season lake trout. Although no one seems to know who coined the term, “location, location, location,” most historians agree that it was most likely a real estate tycoon. What we do know, is that the Chicago Tribune was the first to publish the...

Fishing in the Yukon Territory

Fishing in the Yukon When was the last time you heard of a place that has more wildlife than people? The ‘land of the midnight sun,’ is such a place. With a land mass about the size of Spain, the Yukon Territory has a wildlife population that far exceeds the 30,000...

How To Prepare For A Fly-In Fishing Canada Adventure

The ultimate fishing trip for a true fisherman is a fly-in fishing Canada adventure.  Fishing in places where very few people have ever been is almost a zen like experience.  The tranquil untouched beauty of the wilderness is amazing. And fishing for the large...

Eppingers Dardevle Spoons

Top Lake Trout Lures Opinions on the top lake trout lure, usually center around two well-known plugs. The T-60 flatfish, and Eppingers Dardevle spoons. While experienced guides will always have an assortment of both at their disposal, the argument over which lure is...