Ryan Peterson

Ryan PetersonAngler

Ryan was raised amongst Alaska’s wild rivers. Since his earliest years, fishing has fascinated him. It became a job, then a career, then a dream job.  Ryan has traveled to the world’s most remote and best steelhead rivers – in Alaska, Siberia, Patagonia, New Zealand and the Kamchatka Peninsula. These are pristine waters with remarkable fish. Thirty years ago, Northern California’s Klamath River had boasted a similarly incredible fishery. Development, dams, over fishing and natural disasters took the fishery to the brink.  Now, Ryan has heard whispers of a ghost run of massive steelhead that exists beneath angling’s radar. Can a river regenerate by itself? Is the steelhead’s tenacity enough to overcome man’s footprint? With a rod in hand, Ryan went looking.