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2015 Academy by the Numbers

As the instructors finish up lesson plans, students are en route to the Academy. Before we get started, here's an overview of a few Academy stats and figures.

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A Day at the Academy

Want to know what we're up to at the Bristol Bay River & Guide Academy? Here is what a typical day looks like.

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Class of 2014

Congratulations Bristol Bay River Academy Class of 2014! These students wowed all the instructors with their dedication and positive attitudes. We can't wait to see the great things they'll all do with their new skills!

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2014 Academy Day 5: Client Day

Here are just two highlights from Client Day, though really we could go on for pages and pages of all the successes from today!

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2014 Academy Day 4

On day four, students put their heads down and did some serious preparation. Client day is looming and they have lots of preparation to do to ensure they’re ready to guide a stranger for a day fishing on the Newhalen.

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2014 Academy Day 3!

It was a little bit difficult to convince the kids to agree to a 7:00am breakfast... until we told them there was a fly-out planned for the day.

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2014 Academy Day 2!

Today was a big day at the guide academy. I’ll take you through step by step, because it has all been too fun to leave anything out.

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2014 Academy is Underway!

Our 2014 class has arrived, having flown in from around the region yesterday afternoon. They’ve completed orientation and covered some fly-fishing basics (gear handling, lingo, basic techniques), and are now hard at work learning to tie flies that they’ll use on the river tomorrow.

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