Sockeye and Chum
Chris Sandford goes international in this episode of Just Fishing, braving a big Alaska river in pursuit of hard fighting Pacific Chum and Sockeye Salmon. When it comes to fly fishing, southwest Alaska is about as good as it gets, particularly on the Kanektok when these massive migrations of Salmon push up to spawn. Guided by local legend ‘Rhino’, Chris opts for a more delicate single-handed approach, and begins working the deeper pools in search of aggressive Chum. After great sport, the duo moves upstream, where Rhino claims there’s a pool brimming with the Chum’s bigger cousin, the Silver Sockeye.