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I have flies with barbell eyes, jig heads, cone heads, bead heads and no heads. I have flies with stinger hooks that trail and long-shanked salmon hooks that don’t. I have red, pink, salmon, fuchsia, cerise, purple, orange, flesh, green, olive, chartreuse, white and black flies made of feathers, chenille, hackle, marabou, flashabou and silicone. (Jeff Lund / For the Juneau Empire)

I Went to the Woods: One good fish

Three is the magic number.

 

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Planet Alaska: Spruce tip bathing

The perfect spruce tip is tightly bound needles without the brown papery casing.

 

Planet Alaska: What I learned from island living last year
Planet Alaska: What I learned from island living last year
Planet Alaska: A lesson from haa shagóon in 2020

Planet Alaska: A lesson from haa shagóon in 2020

The phrase means so much more than just “our ancestors.”

Planet Alaska: A lesson from haa shagóon in 2020
Backyard glaciers: They’re still here, but they’re retreating
Backyard glaciers: They’re still here, but they’re retreating
Sea lettuce: The treat beneath your feet

Sea lettuce: The treat beneath your feet

You can eat it raw or chop it up for soups, salads, spring rolls or ramen.

Sea lettuce: The treat beneath your feet
For Alaskan college students at Dartmouth, Aurora Club dinners provide taste of home
For Alaskan college students at Dartmouth, Aurora Club dinners provide taste of home
Summer’s Bounty: 8 jam, jelly and syrup recipes featuring Alaska’s berries
Summer’s Bounty: 8 jam, jelly and syrup recipes featuring Alaska’s berries
Get out there and forage. Here’s what to look for, and a few recipes.
Get out there and forage. Here’s what to look for, and a few recipes.
Planet Alaska: Woven with herring
Planet Alaska: Woven with herring
Planet Alaska: Turn Back the Tide on Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse in Alaska
Planet Alaska: Turn Back the Tide on Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse in Alaska