By Mark Rutherford
You may have read the unnamed tributary trip report that we posted a few months ago, detailing a trip with the Beattie Productions film – Alaska: La Frontera Norte. You can now see the full feature with the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour touring around 140 cities across the U.S. and Canada. The teaser above is a little glimpse of the storyline, the fishing adventure, and the great people that went on this fantastic wilderness float with me.
Notably in the film, Alejandro Vega “AKA Sandflea” is the warmest, most genuine, humble angler imaginable, a true sweetheart. However put yourself in his shoes/sandals. Can you imagine how anxious Sandflea felt leaving behind a barefoot life in the Yucatan to come to one of the most inaccessible trout streams in Bristol Bay Alaska and endure a portage through hell, plus the obligatory wind and rain and bears… all to attempt the Alaska dry fly grand slam. Rainbows, Silver Salmon, Grayling, Dolly Varden, and Northern Pike all on the surface, all in one week, on one river trip through the wilderness! Sandflea will be at the Seattle Fly Fishing Film Tour show with me. Come meet him!