Angler Profile: Kory Murdoch

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How long have you been fishing in the Valley?
I’ve been fishing the Valley since I was 8 years old, so 36 years.

What do you consider you home waters?
I’d say Montana Creek, but any of the Parks Hwy. streams north of Willow would be in the running.

Favorite season of the year?
Most fly fisherman in Alaska would say Fall, September, October, but mine is Spring. I’ve been exploring the Big Su and Talkeetna rivers right after ice out and have had great success. But what really gets me going are Kings on the swing. Late May through June can be unbelievable.  Continue reading “Angler Profile: Kory Murdoch”

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Angler Profile: Spencer Cook

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This week we profile Valley angler Spencer Cook. Spencer moved to Alaska from Utah in 2013, where he taught beginning fly fishing classes and guided on the Provo River. His blog, Spencer Cook Fly Fishing, focuses on introducing new comers to the world of fly fishing and giving them the know-how to get started the right way.

First fly rod I ever owned … It was a noodle that came out of my wife’s grandfather’s garage! I don’t even recall the brand, it caught me some fish though.

My favorite thing about fishing in the Valley is … Fishing in the Valley is typically a solitary adventure (Bears and Moose excluded). I can usually get away from people by hiking a little farther than others are willing to go.

My fly fishing mentor is … Mike Navidomskis was my go-to source for fishing knowledge back home in Utah. The guy can catch fish everywhere. He helped to build my foundation of knowledge from the river bottom up!  Continue reading “Angler Profile: Spencer Cook”