Our guided Alaskan fly fishing trips are truly one of a kind. Check our availability for 2013 below and inquire about booking your trip today!
Six nights of camping along the world renowned Kulik & Beverley Lake shore in the Wood Tikchik State Park. Stunning glacially carved granite fiord surroundings. Days of paddling, hiking, birding and soaking in the scenery. For anglers the Arctic Char are intercepting out-migrating salmon smolt, Pike prowl the bays and Arctic Grayling readily take dry flies. Camp lake-side. A trip with high solitude value.
Consider the impacts the Pebble Mine will have on this river, the Bristol Bay fishery, and thousands of square miles of wilderness. Proceeds to Save Bristol Bay. Float & fish & camp as you descend the Stuyahok River across a vast boreal landscape by raft. Catch Leopard Rainbow trout and Arctic Grayling on smolt, mice, streamers, and dry flies. Fresh Kings and Sockeye in the lower river just arriving. More than 20 stunning hours of sunshine each day.
We’ll choose among various world class King Salmon fisheries including the Nushagak, Togiak and several others to raft and fish the strongest King Salmon run with the best water conditions. In a week an angler will be challenged by King, Chum, Sockeye, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling, and Rainbow Trout with options for Lake trout and Arctic Char too. Few anglers or river rafters are afield and we will experience considerable solitude.
Private weeklong float fishing trip with Olly Merrill’s family. Staggering numbers of Sockeye Salmon, King Salmon, Chum Salmon, Arctic Grayling, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden Char, and Rainbow Trout to the fly. Riverside camps. Fish, raft, and camp in the eye popping Alaska tundra. Camp and watch porpoising salmon from the dinner table. Tremendous wildlife diversity. Moose, Caribou, Wolves, Eagles, Ptarmigan, Arctic Terns, Brown Bear, River otter. The species list goes on! Stellar photography options, hiking, and birding.
The wilderness quality of the Middle Fork of the Goodnews River is world renowned. Fish, raft, and camp in the beautiful Alaska tundra. Arctic Char, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden Char, King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho / Silver Salmon. Camp and watch porpoising salmon from the dinner table. Tremendous wildlife diversity. Moose, Caribou, Wolves, Eagles, Ptarmigan, Arctic Terns, Brown Bear, River otter. The list goes on. Stellar photography options, hiking, and birding.
The best week of the summer is devoted to outdoors-men and women in wheel chairs, prosthetics, and other adaptive modalities. The Coho arrive in significant numbers on tundra rivers far to the west where they join Kings, Sockeye, Chum, Pink Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, and Dolly Varden Char. This week books to disabled wilderness anglers and their friends for an ultimate wilderness raft based fly-fishing trip. Scholarships are available. Brown bears will be seen on the hillsides eating ripe blue berries. Sandhill Cranes and Whitefronted Geese begin flocking up. August is a month for casting mouse patterns to Leopard Rainbows and streamers to Coho. The fishing is strong to say the least!
Return anglers book this week early. Don’t delay. Coho enter the Goodnews drainage in large numbers joining the other 4 species of Pacific Salmon. The sea run Dolly Varden, just fresh from the salt in their spawning colors, are spectacular. The autumn colors begin to permeate the tundra foliage. Flocks of waterfowl trade across a vast horizon. The scenery scrolls past as we raft and wade down the magnificent middle fork or north fork valley. Every mile holds more fish.
Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden Char until you can’t take it any more. Even by Alaskan standards this is an extraordinary week. Reels break, rods get field repairs, and waders are on from coffee hour until nightfall. The Rainbows are “bulked up” to football proportions from a summer of salmon caviar. No one talks much about numbers of fish anymore after a few days. All the Salmon, Trout, and Char have blended together and become a haze. You want to do something like this at least once in your life! The camping and the cheer around the campfire is unforgettable. Books full early.
Autumn tundra colors blended of blood red heather, and golden willow. Insane Coho fly fishing! We’ll spend every morning fishing them on the surface with Polly Wogs and similar dry flies. The Dolly Varden Char are staged across gravel “flats” like so many chess pieces on a game board. Nights are cool and the campfire is essential and inspired. Autumn on the tundra is a riot of color and wildlife activity. Be there if you can.