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You Donate. They Double It.

on Monday, 16 July 2012. Posted in Article, Conservation

Double Up and Save Bristol Bay

Alaska Sportsmans Challenge

The rivers of Bristol Bay are legendary. 

Unfortunately, Bristol Bay's water and fish are currently threatened by development of the proposed Pebble Mine. That's why you've seen an unprecedented group of allies come together to oppose Pebble and ask for special protections for Bristol Bay's fish, wildlife and existing jobs.

We need the fishing and hunting community to speak up for Bristol Bay! More than 500 hunting and fishing businesses and group, tribes, jewelers, 200 chefs and restaurants, and 75 plus commercial fishing organizations have banded together in opposition to Pebble and are actively working to put protections in place for Bristol Bay. This is your chance to help ensure that Bristol Bay's incredible fishing opportunities are around for future generations of sportsmen and women to experience and enjoy.

Click the image above to learn more about donating. 
 
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Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen on Bristol Bay

on Tuesday, 10 July 2012. Posted in Video

You Can't Eat Gold



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Alaskan Brewing Co. - Pilot Series

on Wednesday, 27 June 2012. Posted in Article, Video

Limited Edition for a Premium Adventure

Alaska Brewing Pilot Series
Alaskan Brewing Co. has a group of limited edition specialty beers that they have dubbed "The Pilot Series" - showcasing the limitless creativity of the Alaskan Brew Team. Just like the recommended lodges and adventures of AlaskaFlyOut.com, with the Pilot Series, the journey is part of the adventure. This special beer collection consists of a rotating series of big, bold and distinctive brews in AK-sized 22 oz bottles. Included in the Pilot Series are the following:
  • Alaskan Birch Bock
  • Perseverance Ale
  • Alaskan Imperial IPA
  • Alaskan Double Black IPA
  • Alaskan Rasberry Wheat Ale
  • Alaskan Barley Wine Ale
  • Alaskan Baltic Porter
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These are seasonal limited release beers that can be hard to find. Pay attention to their release date on the Alaskan Brewing Co. website and look for them in the western states soon after. A cold 22 oz Imperial IPA is perfect end to a day on the river. Check out the Alaskan Brewing Co. video on the Pilot Series. 
 
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Alaska Salmonstock 2012

on Tuesday, 26 June 2012. Posted in Article, Video

Support Wild Alaskan Salmon Thru Art & Music

Alaska Salmon Stock 2012The 2nd annual Salmonstock is set to kick off August 3rd - 5th this summer. Supported by many of our conservation partners including the Renewable Resources Coalition, this event is a one-of-a-kind celebration of wild fish, art, music, and all things Alaska.

From the organizers at the festival, "Salmonstock is a celebration of fish and music, and the people who depend harmoniously upon them. It's also about the power we have in protecting our resources and our livelihoods. More than just three days of celebrating what we have, it is an event that offers every attendee the tools needed to help preserve it. We invite anyone who loves Alaska, our salmon, and great music, to spend the weekend with us, to show the world why we are so passionate about our salmon and what we can do to ensure another millennia of great fishing."

Check out more from their website at http://www.salmonstock.org/. And, if you haven't seen the lineup, check it out: 

  • Leftover Salmon
  • Ozomatli
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band
  • Todd Snider
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Great American Taxi
  • Clinton Fearon
  • Jim Page
  • Tim Easton
  • Si Kahn
  • The Whipsaws
  • And More. . . 

It'll be Euphoria

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The Effect of Pebble Mine on Alaska Lodges

on Monday, 25 June 2012. Posted in Article, Conservation

Sportsmen Against Pebble Mine

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By Fly Out Editor/Owner Cory Luoma
 
The other day I tagged our recommended lodges and adventures on the Trout Unlimited and Renewable Resource Coalition map that outlines the "Potential Mining Footprint on Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon and Trout Waters". It is clear from this image that the Alaska sport fishing and adventure community has a stake (responsibility) in protecting this region. For one area to support the lodge density and the number of reputable operations (indicated by the blue bubbles), it is obvious there are incredible fishing opportunities in this area - not to mention wildlife viewing, flightseeing, photography, etc. Many of these lodges fly out to the Nushagak River to fish it's famous King Salmon run in June and early July. Some of them fish locally right on the Kvichak River for giant rainbows. These are the drainages at risk.  

Even if you've never visited Bristol Bay, stand up for a truly sacred place - where you can enjoy clean water, fresh air, and all the wild things that make Alaska special. You can help by going to savebristolbay.org/take-action. Do it today! 
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Alaska Time Lapse - Summer Solstice

on Wednesday, 20 June 2012. Posted in Video

The Land of the Midnight Sun

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! 
 
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Alaska's Mission Lodge Will Host Bristol Bay Youth and Veterans

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in News

Via sportsmansalliance4ak.org

LOGOAlaska veterans and active duty soldiers are about to embark on a dream fishing trip – even by Alaskans' standards.

Bristol Bay Native Corporation will host eight veterans and soldiers to go on a five-day, all-expenses-paid trip to its Mission Lodge, an upscale fishing lodge located in Aleknagik, near Dillingham, Alaska. BBNC also will award internships to top students of the Bristol Bay River Academy, which is operated by Trout Unlimited and provides

sportfishing guide and conservation training to youths – mostly Alaska Natives – in the Bristol Bay region.

The Anchorage chapter of Project Healing Waters is coordinating with the disabled veterans, some of whom remain on active duty. PenAir is providing the veterans with air transportation out of Anchorage. The trip will take place June 18-22.

The veterans will stay at the Mission Lodge, and will travel by float plane to several world-class sportfishing areas in the Bristol Bay region. Graduates of the Bristol Bay River Academy will guide the veterans. King salmon are returning to the waters of Bristol Bay, and fishing should be excellent.

"The Mission Lodge and local Bristol Bay fishing opportunities offer the perfect environment to help military personnel take in the natural beauty of Alaska," said Jason Metrokin, president and CEO of BBNC. "It is a place for reflection and peace, not to mention some of the best fishing in all of Alaska. We are proud to be able to support our veterans."

"Trout Unlimited is pleased to help support this opportunity to show our appreciation to wounded warriors who have put their lives on the line for our country," said Tim Bristol, director of Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program. "Bristol Bay offers spectacular sportfishing and we're excited to have graduates of our Bristol Bay River Academy team up with these veterans to fly-fish together and offer instruction where needed. We're very proud of both our graduates and our vets, and it's a special thing to have them pair up, especially here, home to one of the great wild fisheries left on the planet."

The veterans and soldiers who are participating are actively involved with Project Healing Waters. The program seeks to aid disabled active duty military personnel and veterans recover physically and emotionally through fishing opportunities and skills workshops focused on activities such as fly-tying and casting.

The veterans and soldiers were invited on the Bristol Bay trip as a way to thank them for their service, said Laura Orr, soldier and public relations manager with Project Healing Waters. "They are so excited right now."

Orr said she has personally seen success stories thanks to the program. "I've seen people who were depressed, have just about given up," she said. "Then they try this and they have that 'Aha!' moment. Now they are open and friendly. It really helps them relax and make good memories again. Seeing that moment is amazing."

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Happy Father's Day

on Thursday, 14 June 2012. Posted in Article

Treat your dad to an AK adventure

Alaska Fathers Day
Treat Dad to a Father's Day adventure he will never forget. You can see the top Alaska fishing and adventure lodges in our Lodge Directory.  
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2012 Alaska Fishing Season Kicks Off

on Wednesday, 13 June 2012. Posted in Article

Featuring Alaska's Best

Alaska Adventure List
All of Fly Out's recommended lodges and adventures are busy getting ready for the start of the season in Alaska. All of these operations provide world-class adventure and a genuine "Alaska" experience beyond fishing. You can see photos, videos and detailed information about each operation in our lodge directory. For everyone that is working, fishing, and adventuring in AK this summer, we want to wish you all a fun and safe season. Tight Lines. 
- The Fly Out Team
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Protect Alaska's Wild Places

on Monday, 11 June 2012. Posted in Article, Video, Conservation

From the Alaska Wilderness League

The Alaska Wilderness League is a friend of AlaskaFlyOut.com and partner in the effort to preserve Alaska's wild lands and waters, including the Tongass National Rainforest, by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

See their cornerstone website www.tourthetongass.com to see the wonders of the Tongass region. You can see our recommended lodges from the region on our lodge map page

Tongass Lodge Map

Tongass Alaska Map

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