SEATTLE, Wash. – You can pledge to join the gym, start returning all e-mails, put down the cigarettes, cut back on the liquor intake and volunteer more in your community. But we know what you should really resolve to do in the upcoming year: Take the fly-fishing trip of a lifetime.
Deneki Outdoors has four world-class fishing lodges fully deserving to be on your must-visit list this year. Sure, we’re all for you getting in shape and becoming a better person, but we think a week-long stay (at least) at one of Deneki’s lodges in 2010 will provide an important step in the climb toward self-betterment.
If your resolution is to enjoy the best fishing possible in 2010, here’s what you can expect at each of Deneki’s four lodges:
-Alaska West: With a base on the Kanektok River and access to the remote Arolik, variety is the name of the game here. From wild rainbows on mouse patterns to chrome king salmon on swinging flies, Alaska West will make you a better angler. All five Pacific salmon species show up in our rivers - and they’re usually eager to smash a fly. Alaska West’s season runs mid-June through early September.
-Andros South:Located in the settlement of Kemp's Bay on the eastern shore of South Andros Island in the western Bahamas, Andros South is the place to find drag-smoking bonefish, tropical sunsets and maybe a barracuda or two. The season on Andros runs from October through late May.
-BC West: British Columbia’s legendary Dean River, made famous for its annual runs of steelhead, is the base for our Canadian operations. Spey rods prove the ticket here for silvery, ornery, broad-shouldered steelhead and hot king salmon. The season runs from mid-June through August.
-Chile West: Here we offer a mobile fly-fishing expedition along the length of the Carretera Austral in Southern Chile, searching for browns, brookies, rainbows and the occasional king salmon in one of the most under-pressured trout fisheries in the world. This trip is limited to a handful of anglers from November through April.
Prices vary according to destination, the time of the season you’re booking and the length of your stay, but most week-long trips at a Deneki lodge range between $4,000-$6,000 – that includes guided fishing, meals, lodging, flies, terminal tackle and loaner gear. Gratuities and travel are not included.
Deneki Outdoors was founded by Andrew Bennett in 2004, himself a passionate angler. Bennett maintains a daily fly-fishing blog at www.deneki.com where you’ll pick up tips and tactics from professional guides, see the latest gear field-tested and reviewed and learn about other aspects of fly-fishing – like how to make a shore lunch or take better on-the-water photographs.
Media contact for Deneki Outdoors is Matt Crawford, at Pale Morning Media in Waitsfield, VT. For more information, please contact him at (802) 583-6069 or at firstname.lastname@example.org