Many of the guests at the Duncan
camps are return visitors. Some come every year, some every few
years. Some fish the lower and the upper camps - making it a two
week adventure (like Mike and I - and Kevin and John) did, some
alternate years between the two camps. Some just fish the lower
camp or the upper camp.
The veterans are always eager to
share their knowledge with the new folks which makes for some
nice friendships. I know I learned a lot from some of the more
I asked several of the return guests
what makes the Duncan camps so special. Many had fished other
Alaska camps before and had fished great destination spots all
over the world - from Africa, Russia, New Zealand, Scotland, South
America, The Caribbean - it was great to get their perspective.
It was pretty unanimous that there was not one specific thing,
but a combination of things. The service, the staff, the food,
the attention to detail, the remoteness, the fishing of course
and something that is hard to quantify - a "magical feeling."