ABOUT ALASKA WOMAN
I moved to Cordova, Alaska at the tender age of 7. I had already been fishing and hunting with
my dad as soon as I was big enough to hold a rod and a gun. My dad took me fishing and hunting with him
and I loved every minute of it.
With my love for the wilderness and hunting and fishing I
fit right in with the kids in Cordova.
Cordova was a small town that had woods everywhere. I spent most of my time playing in the woods
building forts with friends. We would
go fishing, pick berries, and build campfires. My mom started calling me Annie Oakley, aka Little Sure Shot.
When I became a teenager I would ride my bike at least
5 miles to go fishing. I loved being
outdoors, and was enthralled with learning how to run boats. I wanted to become
a commercial fisherman. When I was 14 I took a class that was offered through the Cordova Community College called the Marine
Fisheries Program. I excelled at this
course, and I took it for the next 2 years.
I learned Boating Skills and Seamanship, and took the College Course for
becoming a Captain. Since I was only 15
and did not have the hours needed to get my captains license, I took the course just to learn the skills. I learned how to
commercial fish, and went Seining in Prince William Sound, and Gill Netting on
the Copper River Flats. The class also
did fish marketing programs, and I was the first to put together a class trip to
Hawaii to market Alaska Salmon.
Even though I loved being out on the water commercial
fishing, my true passion was sport fishing, flying, and writing. After taking 2 years of College in Oklahoma,
I came back to Cordova, Alaska to fulfill my dream of being in the Sport Fishing and
Lodging Business. While in Cordova I met
George Davis, my future husband. He
owned a Sport Fishing Lodge, and was looking for someone like me to work in his business. George and I hit it off right off the bat and
we ended up doing practically everything together from then on out.
I shared my passion of flying with George. Over the next few years I flew over 500 hours with George, and then
went on to flight school, to become a pilot in
command. I have flown all over the Gulf
of Alaska from Cordova to Yakutat, fishing for all species of salmon and trout,
while building lodges and camps in the remote wilderness.
With my extensive knowledge of the coast of Alaska we named
the “The Lost Coast.” George and I are experts in knowing the best and most remote
places to fish. I became an avid fly
fisherman. I went to trade shows every winter advertising our sport fishing
lodges, attended casting clinics, fly tying, and fly fishing seminars.
I got out of the lodge business, and started my own company,
Alaska Wild Adventures. I make videos, document my adventures, and write about my escapades in the Wilds of Alaska. I am writing a series of books. The "Alaska Man," trilogy, a corroboration with my husband, George Davis. It is a story of his extraordinary life in the WILDS OF ALASKA.
I love to fish, but get true
enjoyment in taking others fishing. It is thrilling to show people the beauty of Alaska. One of my favorite things is to guide people, and help them catch their first salmon.
If they already have caught salmon, teaching someone how to catch a
fish on the fly is rewarding, or even better teaching someone to catch a salmon on a dry
fly is even better!! My enthusiasm is very catching… no
pun intended. I even created different versions of my husbands fly. the DAVIS SPANKER, and created my own top water fly called the Ice Cream Cone.
I have traveled all over Alaska to exploring.
I am an expert at living off of the grid in remote locations, and advising women on what life in Alaska is all about. Contact me today for a consultation on anything and everthing ALASKA!! email@example.com