MIKE SPINNEY

Sport: Casting Call of the Wild

Seated in the steamy confines of a rustic sauna, Kentucky small-batch bourbon in hand, the angler recounts to his cohorts highlights of a three-day float down a remote Alaskan river. Between sips, he describes steep gorges cut by the river’s incessant torrent, bald eagles soaring overhead, narrow canyons where glacial waters flow into deep pools […]