The day started out at the crack of dawn, 31 degrees, and fog. Steve, Brian, Calder and Ed heading out to brave the elements to bend the fly rods on Dolly Creek. We shared the creek with bears and sockeye, not another human in sight.

It took some time to get the right color and size for the acceptable offering.

The creek is very small with an abundance of snags, log jams and leaning trees.

The evidence of fresh bear sign was everywhere! We saw one bear at about 30 yards and could hear others in the woods. Even found one sockeye that had 2 bear tooth marks.

Once the tackle was dialed in, the action began.

All in all, it was an awesome day on Dolly Creek, Alaska.