What a start. First off, the lodge has WIFI. I was secretly terrified I wouldn't be able to communicate with my wife, but we have been emailing since I arrived Sunday. Secondly, this place...Alaska...is amazing. Full reports and pictures will trickle in slowly because I quite simply don't have the words right now. The sheer scope of this state is beyond comprehension in just a few days of wandering. We fished our first "full" day today on the copper river and dad and I slayed rainbows left and right. Epic fits. Salmon everywhere (I caught one) and every good drift behind a salmon meant a rainbow in the 18-24 inch range. Sick, sick fishing. Both evenings after "dinner" (nearly a five star affair, Liz is amazing) I have rigged up and chased grayling on caddis patterns in front of the lodge. In two sessions, I am probably in the 60 fish range...most are 13-16 inches, and I have topped out at 19 (tonight). Like I said, sick, sick fishing.
Tomorrow I hope to get a big char. Alaska is a special place.