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As traveling anglers, we often find ourselves witness to the thrills, heartaches, wonder and bliss of fly fishing adventures. In these moments, fly rod is traded for camera and we attempt to capture the scene to share with loved ones or jog our own memories later. While these exciting times are usually the most memorable, […]

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Take Action for Bristol Bay

Take Action for Bristol Bay! It’s “all hands on deck” in Bristol Bay as leaders work to make sure regional communities, with limited medical resources, are safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the Pebble Limited Partnership and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue to press hard to finalize the environmental review for the Pebble […]

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In rare instances, geology and ecology come together to create ecosystems so extraordinary that all who visit are left in awe. The interior of southwestern Alaska’s Bristol Bay region is one such place and the epicenter for what may well be the greatest rainbow trout fishery in the world. As one moves inland from the […]

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Discount Availability – Kulik and Grosvenor Lodge, Alaska

  Sister lodges Kulik and Grosvenor have announced a 25% discount off their regular rates for two or more guests for specific dates. The rainbow trout will not have seen a fly in months and their lack of education will offer lucky anglers great opportunities to target these willing participants with streamers, mice and even […]

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Expert Q&A – Rapids Camp Lodge, Alaska

Rapids Camp Lodge, Alaska Rapids Camp Lodge is an easy to reach full service fly-out lodge with excellent home waters and one of the most diverse and exciting fly fishing programs in Alaska. Seasoned hardcore fly anglers appreciate the wide range of waters the lodge frequents. This includes staples like the Moraine, Battle Creek, Contact […]

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Discounted Availability – Royal Wolf & Big Ku, Alaska

If you have never have visited Royal Wolf or Big Ku Lodge, now is the time to experience one or maybe two of Alaska’s finest lodges at a significant discount. Take a look at the details below for this great opportunity. Royal Wolf Lodge Strategically located on a 120-acre inholding within the heart of Katmai […]

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Remaining Availability – Fishing Bear Lodge, Alaska

Click Image or HERE to Read Article Describing a place as unique and special as Fishing Bear Lodge is anything but easy. At its core this modest and endearing family run Alaskan lodge offers its guests just the right amount of “roughing it” and an opportunity to experience a remarkable diversity of true wilderness fly […]

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Not a week goes by in which I am not asked about which destinations simultaneously offer great rainbow fishing and salmon fishing in Alaska. This is an important question and the answer varies depending on what species of salmon is of interest and what techniques are preferred when targeting the trout. It just so happens […]

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2020 Availability – Rapids Camp Lodge, Alaska

Click Image or HERE to Read Article Rapids Camp Lodge is an easy to reach full service fly-out Alaskan fly fishing lodge with excellent home waters and one of the most diverse and exciting fly fishing programs in Alaska. Seasoned hardcore fly anglers appreciate the wide range of water the lodge frequents. This includes staples […]

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Whether you call it a king, a spring, a tyee or a chinook, the largest of the Pacific salmon is a formidable and fabulous game fish. Combine the short season, specialized tackle, their overall size, tenacity, the nearly unpredictable nature of these beasts, and it becomes clear that you will earn every King salmon you […]

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Of all the anadromous species – meaning those that are born in freshwater, mature at sea, and return to their natal rivers to spawn – silver salmon are perhaps the most enthusiastic and willing participants for the fly angler. In Alaska, they return to rivers in great numbers, super-charged and strong from their time at […]

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Why Fly Out? – Prime Trout Availability, Alaska

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Dr. Emmett Brown The floatplane is the key to the ultimate Alaskan angling experience. The roar of the engine, the crushing beauty of soaring over water-woven landscapes, and the unbridled freedom to go where you please are unforgettable parts of the floatplane-angling journey. Flying to where […]

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Photo Essay and Availability – No See Um Lodge, Alaska

No See Um Lodge, Alaska Our good friend and professional photographer Arian Stevens visited one of our favorite fly out lodges this last fall and has shared his wonderful images. No See Um Lodge has been in the business of providing the finest Alaska fishing experiences for over 40 years.  Jack Holman established the lodge […]

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Prime Availability – 2020 King Salmon – Alaska

The mighty king salmon may just be the baddest freshwater fish one can tangle with. Combine the short season, specialized tackle, their overall size, tenacity and the nearly unpredictable nature of these beasts and it becomes clear that you will earn every Chinook salmon you touch. With big challenges come big rewards. This is a […]

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Alaska Availability – The Other Steelhead?

Click the image to read the article Many anglers gravitate towards chasing steelhead and for good reason. Steelhead check off many boxes with much of the attraction based on their power, beauty, athleticism and willingness to chase a fly. While incredibly rewarding, steelhead fishing is not a numbers game and conditions certainly dictate success. So […]

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Benefits of the Early Season at Big Ku Lodge, Alaska

Big Ku Lodge In recent years, the early season at Big Ku Lodge has produced some of the best rainbow trout fishing in all of Alaska. The fishing has been steadily improving since 2014 and we have great expectations for the start of the 2020 season. Why? The sockeye return in 2019 was the fourth […]

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2019 Recap w/ 2020 Availability – Royal Wolf Lodge, Alaska

Royal Wolf Lodge The Branham family has a long history in Alaska with Chris Branham learning to fly from his adoptive father Dennis and uncle Bud by age 18. Chris met his wife Linda and together they had a dream of building a remote fishing lodge in the wilds of Alaska. They purchased a 120 […]

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Expert Q & A – Fishing Bear Lodge, Alaska

Fishing Bear Lodge Describing a place as unique and special as Fishing Bear Lodge is anything but easy. At its core this modest and endearing family run Alaskan lodge offers its guests just the right amount of “roughing it” and an opportunity to experience a remarkable diversity of true wilderness fly fishing. Backed up against […]

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Expert Q&A – Alaska Steelhead Company

Alaska Steelhead Company For anglers interested in a unique new fall steelhead venue, consider the Alaska Steelhead Company. Located on an impressive perch overlooking the Cook Inlet, guests can fish as many as four steelhead systems. These rivers offer both walk and wade fishing as well as full-day floats where guests can target wild steelhead […]

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Prime Availability – Royal Wolf Lodge, Alaska

Royal Wolf Lodge Strategically located on a 120-acre in-holding within the heart of Katmai National Park’s finest trout waters, Royal Wolf Lodge is one of Alaska’s finest fly-out fly fishing operations. In terms of location, Royal Wolf is hard to beat. Short flying times to the region’s premier watersheds including the Moraine, Funnel, Big Ku, […]

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Prime Availability – Igiugig Lodge, Alaska

Igiugig Lodge Pilot and guide Brad Waitman has over 25 years of experience flying in the Alaskan bush and guiding the waters of Bristol Bay. Brad’s resume includes decades in the lodging business and over 5,000 hours of flight time. He’s a certified First Aid and CPR First Responder and fully licensed by the U.S. […]

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Expert Q & A – Kulik Lodge, Alaska

Kulik Lodge Since its inception in 1950, Kulik Lodge has been a true Alaskan classic offering fly-out fishing, exceptional home waters and stays of varying lengths. Their location is one of, if not the finest, in the state within easy walking distance of the prolific and crystal-clear Kulik River, renowned for its remarkable rainbow trout […]

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Fishing Bear Lodge – Women’s Week hosted by Kia Johns

Fishing Bear Lodge Experience the gem of Alaska on a women’s only trip hosted by Kia Johns of Fishing Bear Lodge and Alaska Fly Fishing Goods. Whether you’re new to fly fishing or an experienced angler, you’ll enjoy six full days of guided fishing and activities on pristine waters with other women who share your […]

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CALL TO ACTION: United States Environmental Protection Agency Drops Wild Salmon Protection

On Friday, August 9th, CNN released a story explaining the latest inner workings at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CNN learned that the “Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project… just one day after President Trump met with Alaska’s governor.” This is now the second […]

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Fishing Report and Remaining Space – Fishing Bear Lodge, Alaska

The early season at Fishing Bear Lodge has been spectacular. The lodge is reporting lots of fish, great variety and happy guests. Below are a few images from recent trips and some guest comments as well. Remaining 2019 dates: August 26 – September 1 (2 spots) September 16 – 22 (3 spots) – cancellation 30 […]

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Cancellation Discount – Big Ku Lodge, Alaska

Big Ku Lodge Located in the heart of the greater Katmai/Iliamna region, the Branham’s Big Ku Lodge is arguably Alaska’s most unique and strategically located trophy rainbow camp. Perched on a bluff overlooking the outlet of Kukaklek Lake, Big Ku guests enjoy easy walking access to one of the best beats of trophy rainbow water […]

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Cancellation Discount – Fishing Bear Lodge, Alaska

Click Image to Read Article Describing a place as unique and special as Fishing Bear Lodge is anything but easy. At its core this modest and endearing family run Alaskan lodge offers its guests just the right amount of “roughing it” and an opportunity to experience a remarkable diversity of true wilderness fly fishing. Backed […]

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Action Alert: Stop Pebble Mine

Don’t allow a mine in an Alaskan salmon stronghold. The Pebble Mine could become one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world – right in the headwaters of the greatest wild salmon stronghold we have left on Earth. Up to 60 million sockeye salmon migrate home to Bristol Bay each year, driving […]

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After spring, the mighty chinook start to migrate up river on their way to their natal streams. These are big fish arriving with the high tides, fresh out of the ocean. They can be the hardest fighting, toughest salmon in the world. Following are the last remaining opportunities to hook one of these ocean-fed brutes […]

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Discount Ladies Trip – Falls Creek Outdoors – Kanektok River, Alaska

Falls Creek Outdoors is offering a special ladies only trip down Alaska’s Kanektok River for July 28 – August 3 in 2019. If booked on or before April 15, Falls Creek Outdoors will offer a 20% savings on this unique week long journey on one of Alaska’s greatest systems. The 90 mile Kanektok river float […]

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