Just like everywhere else, here in Alaska, fishing with a fly rod is called “fly fishing.” Fishing in a place that you can only get to by bush plane is commonly referred to as “fly-in fishing.” I’m not sure what it’s called when you fly in to an area and actually go fly fishing. I think they just call it fishing.
Anyway, here’s a photo that I shot under a late evening sunset at 10:27 PM on June 27. We flew over in my friend’s 170 to a river on the west side of the Cook Inlet to fish for King Salmon. The Kings weren’t biting that evening, much to the disappointment of a certain bald eagle who was perched in a nearby tree hoping for scraps. Nonetheless, we had the entire river to ourselves and enjoyed a beautiful flight back to Anchorage. So, no fish, but the evening certainly made for some good photography.
Camera and lenses by Nikon: D700 and Nikkor 24mm f2.8 D lens.
Bush plane by Cessna. 29″ tunda tires by Alaskan Bushwheel.