ALASKA LA FRONTERA NORTE
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n 2012, the Scorpion Reef expedition took the fly fishing world by storm. A group of close friends — anglers from a variety of backgrounds and locales, pooled their talents for an exploratory trip to a remote atoll in the Gulf of Mexico.
What they found was something truly amazing. The wildlife, the camaraderie, an untouched fishery and a wild adventure resulted in one of the most unique and unforgettable adventures of a lifetime. They realized something profound — the deeper one travels into remote and untouched locations, the greater the drive to go even deeper the next time. The experience becomes addicting… there are always new limits to push, new edges to nudge.
Scorpion Reef would be a hard trip to beat.
In planning the next great adventure, the crew wanted to take crewmember Alejandro “Sandflea” Vega Cruz, a Mexican from Isla Holbox, out of his element and show him something life changing. The result was an expedition into the heart of the Alaskan bush. The crew revisited an unknown and largely untouched river system — explored by RA Beattie and Alaska guide Mark Rutherford almost a decade earlier.
Their intention? To target sportfish primarily with topwater.