Big plans for 2019

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A lot is happening with Highway 3 Angler this year and it’s time I let you in on it.

It started last fall when I worked with Alex Hudjohn from H&H Outfitters - known for their popular STLHD design - on a logo for Highway 3 Angler. Given the name, I couldn’t help but go with the highway sign theme but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate a fish. I really like what Alex came up with by adding the fish to the number three. The logo has been up on the H3A Instagram page for a little while, but today is the big reveal on this website and the H3A Facebook page.

Last year I created Highway 3 Angler LLC, a fly fishing guide service. This summer I will be guiding on my home waters of Willow Creek, offering full-day float trips and half-day walk-ins. I also have plans to expand trip offerings in 2020. More details on guided trips can be found at here, my updated website.

I am also excited to share that I have a couple articles coming out in Fish Alaska Magazine this spring. The first is a gear review feature article in the April 2019 issue, which is traditionally the fly-fishing issue. The second is in the May 2019 issue and is a short promotional piece about one of my favorite event of the year - the Alaska Spey Clave.

The Alaska Spey Clave is Saturday, June 1st at the location of the Russian River Ferry, just outside Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula. This is Spey Clave’s sixth year and is the largest gathering of Spey enthusiasts north of Seattle. It’s exciting to see how much this event has grown, with over 200 anglers attending last year! Mark Huber, Alaska Spey Clave founder and emcee, will be out of town on a fishing adventure so I’ll be emceeing the event this year. I’ll be sharing more about the clave soon, but in the meantime check out the Alaska Spey Clave Facebook page for more details.

This fall, Highway 3 Angler will once again host the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4™), an outstanding collection of films from the most talented filmmakers from around the globe. The festival kicks off on September 13th at the Glenn Massay Theater in Palmer and lands at the 49th State Brewing Co. in Anchorage on September 20th. This is the fifth year IF4™ will screen in Palmer and the fourth year in Anchorage.

I am also working on a conservation project for the fall that will bring together Mat-Su Valley anglers in support of our local trout and salmon streams. More to come later.

We’re really excited about growing the business this year and thankful for all of your interest and support. Please stay up to date with Highway 3 Angler by signing up for our free monthly e-newsletter. You should also follow @Highway3Angler on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and share these with your friends

Thanks for checking in and I’ll see you on the water this spring.