Video: Fly Fishing Among the Brown Bears at Brooks Camp, Alaska

Written by: Phil Monahan

When I guided fly fishers in Alaska in the mid 1990s, one of my favorite things was fishing near brown bears, some of Nature’s most beautiful creatures. Because there is so much food available, the bears are for the most part completely uninterested in humans, and although I always carried a shotgun in bear country, it was more for the clients’ peace of mind than for actual protection. In the three summers I worked in the Alaskan bush, I never had to take the gun off my shoulder.

This gorgeous video comes from Medina, Washington-based photographer Randy Harris, who took a trip to Brook Camp to fish and shoot footage of the bears there. The result is spectacular, offering candid shots of these animals that many people fear. There’s a little fishing here—one especially nervous angler is featured at :44—but it’s mostly bears.

2 thoughts on “Video: Fly Fishing Among the Brown Bears at Brooks Camp, Alaska

  1. Randy Harris

    Thanks for picking up and posting my video. I appreciate the kind words and link back to my website.


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