Spain Availability, Alaska Review, & Hemingway


September 13-21, 2021

SpainLast chance to jump on the plane and enjoy a week of beautiful fall fishing in the Pyrenees. We have a couple rooms available. Borders are open and visitors are arriving. Come join us.




We had a very good week of silver salmon fishing in Alaska at Reel Action Camp on the Kanektok River. Every salmon that comes into the system has to swim past Reel Action and anglers have a front row seat at fishing for all of the salmon species and the resident trout, dollies, char and grayling.  1346 ALASKA 2021 BC BECK IMAGE

Our trip was timed for silver salmon, which are incredible fish on a fly rod, and as a bonus we had pinks and chum salmon still in the river. It’s definitely the place to be for hot fish fresh in from the Bering Sea!

See some of our photos from the week here.


Traveling The World with Hemingway

I must admit that I've never been a “fan” of Heminway's work, but I do love the idea of living life like he did and nobody captures that life better than author Curt DeBerg, a Hemingway look-alike himself! July 21, marked exactly the 122nd birthday of Hemingway and DeBerg spent the day signing copies of his new book, Traveling the World with Hemingway, a beautiful coffee table book on the life and times of Ernest Hemingway.

In page after page of stunning photos, the reader follows in Hemingway's footsteps, seeing what he saw and excited him, from his boyhood woods and waters of Michigan to the horrific WW1 trenches to the Spanish bullfight arenas and beyond. Hemingway lived a short, furious life, creating an extraordinary literary legacy of novels and short stories that endure and are still avidly read around the world.

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and the sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.” Ernest Hemingway, Esquire, 1934.

walt collinsI discovered Hemingway's book on the Wild River Press blog, and couldn't stop reading about it and now I have the book. Whether it's in the look-alike contest held in Key West every year , his quest for tarpon, war stories, or other parts of Hemingway's life, the book takes you back to a time that we all long for in one way or another.

hemingwayThis is a book for those long quiet winter nights....which are coming quickly. Check it out.



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