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OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly A soft wind blows from the north across Lynn Canal as flocks of black-legged kittiwakes drop from the sky like tiny darts. One by one they fall, each one puncturing the glassy water. Their raucous chatter echoes loudly in the cove and within minutes attracts several bald eagles that arrive hastily on the scene. Off in the distance, three humpback whales spout a baritone cadence. Their heads roll to the surface then quietly in unison they vanish in a film of bubbles.

On the Fly: The infamous sand lance

Although all sand lance patterns vary slightly from pattern to pattern, they all share several key features: a sleek body profile, a pronounced eye, a white ventral under belly and a sparse grey, green, black or blue dorsal region.
Photo By Rich Culver
Although all sand lance patterns vary slightly from pattern to pattern, they all share several key features: a sleek body profile, a pronounced eye, a white ventral under belly and a sparse grey, green, black or blue dorsal region.
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