For many folks, fishing Alaska means fly fishing. There’s just something about swinging a wet fly across the nose of a pod of salmon or making that perfect dead drift in front of waiting rainbow trout…
For an experienced fly fisherman in the right place at the right time it can be one of those ‘magic’ days where everything just seems to go right. You’ll be out with one of our “well seasoned” old pro’s in a well equipped drift boat on the Kenai or raft on a wilderness stream – you’re making short casts from the boat as we drift down river and hopping out on islands & gravel bars and in the little back channels to Walk & Stalk the small water.
You are welcome to bring your own rods but we have excellent equipment to loan out and each guide has one fly rod set up for trout, one fly rod set up for salmon for each guest and some spares.
One of the best things about fly fishing in Alaska is that you don’t need to be an expert fly fisherman.
Most of the casts are short and we have developed unique fly fishing techniques that let us teach even fly fishing amateurs the basics in just a few minutes. Think of it… your first time fly fishing and you are battling a fish after just a few casts! True you usually lose the first few.
That is the second lesson in fly fishing – how to land them !