It goes without saying the brown bear (sometimes referred to as the grizzly) is a huge and powerful animal. It is also extremely intelligent with an amazing sense of smell, hearing and good sight. For its size, it is very fast – as fast as a racehorse! And it can climb trees and mountains. It is both a formidable and much-misunderstood creature. Hiram Newcomer has a deep respect and affection for these animals and it shows in how he interacts and understands them. On a fishing adventure walking with these beautiful creatures is a rare and precious experience. You know that to safely enjoy this experience you need to be aware of bear etiquette and listen to your guide. On Kodiak it is nice to know we are not on the menu. The bears have a vast choice of natural food. It is their land and we have the pleasure of sharing it with them. Inland bears with lower food sources may well behave totally differently. This is a very special fly-fishing/nature experience. For those who feel they can accept it, I assure you it’s a trip that will provide unique memories.