Deneki Outdoors (http://blog.deneki.com). Andrew Bennett owns three lodges and a mobile fishing expedition: Andros South in the Bahamas, Alaska West on the Kanektok River, Chile West (mobile) along the length of the Carretera Austral in Southern Chile and BC West on the lower Dean River. Deneki Outdoors offers fishing adventures in unexploited locales. Lodges are casual and comfortable, but not luxurious. “You’re here to fish!”
Fishing on the Dean River is only accessible by plane or boat. “This river is arguably the finest steelhead river left on earth,” says Chef. “It’s like the Copper River for steelhead. Through natural selection, they’ve evolved into super creatures. They have to be extremely strong to make it up a series of falls to their spawning ground. Although I’ve caught steelhead by fly before, this is my first by swung fly. I’ve been waiting for this moment for five years!”
Trout Unlimited (www.tu.org) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. They are battling a consortium of mining companies that want to build an open-pit mine on Bristol Bay in Alaska. For further information, read this article on Seattle DINING!