Training local Alaskan students to be fly-fishing guides
Student Tiarna Fischler from Manokotak practices casting.
During the week, students learn how to tie several types of knots, like this double surgeons knot shown by student Luke Wilson.
Students spend their down time tying their own flies, like this colorful one.
Certified casting instructor Mark Huber shows the group proper casting techniques.
Mark Huber helps Paul Romie perfect his casting technique.
Christopher Casey helps student Angel Alvarez with her casting.
Trout Unlimited’s Nelli Williams and student Tiarna Fischler out on the water.
Former student and assistant instructor Reuben Hastings and student Paul Romie relax at the Bear Trail Lodge.
Bear Creek Trail owner Nanci Morris Lyon and students Angel Alvarez and Melissa Issacs prepare to begin fly fishing.
The 2011 Academy students and instructors wave from the Naknek River.