Alaskaflyout.com logo

Contact an AK Travel Specialist

                             

Alaska Super Cub & Bush Flying Video

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

AK Suppercubbin Video by Zach Clanton

From the Filmmaker:

As a photographer, the content I ultimately seek and show is the end result of some grand adventure. Some elaborate scheme with many different stages of planning. But if it wasn't for all the air time I log in bush planes and my incredible friends/pilots who make it all possible, I would never discover these places that transform wild ambition into something tangible. Before I even think about packing my bags to set foot on snow, ice and rock, it is those moments of precious flow in the air that let the mountains reveal themselves. It is where all the great plans are born. In an effort to find something unique and untrodden, I have made this video to showcase those moments in between photographs and celebrate the airmen of Alaska. Pilots: Drake Olson, Ken Macdonald, Zack Knaebel, Doug Brewer and Don Lee.

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment

The Super Salmon (Teaser) - Alaska's Susitna River & Proposed Mega Dam Project

on Friday, 06 November 2015. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

Teaser By Ryan Peterson

Here we go again. Alaska's rivers, fish resource and ecosystem is pitted against another development project. This time, it's the mighty Susitna River, stretching 314 miles from the Susitna Glacier to the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet. The Susitna is an important sport fishing river, with very healthy runs of King and Coho Salmon. 

Read more about this issue: Susitna River Coalition

From the Filmmaker: 

Alaska's Susitna River is one of the world's biggest and healthiest wild salmon watersheds. A controversial government plan aims to tap its hydroelectric potential via a $6b, 735' concrete dam. As part of studies done in advance of the project, scientists radio-tagged a king salmon that made an unexpected, unbelievable journey.

20 minute short film coming January, 2016.

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment

Alagnak River Fishing - Alagnak Lodge, Alaska

on Monday, 02 November 2015. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

Fish the Alagnak River in Bristol Bay, AK

Katie and I had the opportunity to fish 4 days with the Alagnak Lodge in Bristol Bay, AK this past summer. It was a full house with a corporate group returning for their 10th anniversary trip. Let's just say it was a wild time with great salmon fishing. We experienced mostly bluebird weather, and the Silver (Coho) Salmon run had just turned on in the tidewater near the lodge. Perfect time to capture the essence of the Alagnak Lodge. Check out the short video we produced during our 4 days last August. 

Call or email today about a booking at Alagnak Lodge

Alagnak Lodge Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://alaskaflyout.com/page-6#sigProId7966500828

 

profilekatiecoryCory & Katie Luoma own and operate Fly Out Travel, AlaskaFlyOut.com, and Fly Out Media. Our mission at Fly Out is to advance conservation and sustainable tourism in Alaska by actively promoting and unifying reputable Alaska lodges, air services, and other operations providing world-class adventure and service. We take pride in being the best on-the-ground resource for free, honest, and un-biased information for Alaska fishing and adventure travel.

 

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment

Alaska Salmon Story - What are the fish telling us?

on Wednesday, 28 October 2015. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

From Fusion

A brief history of salmon, and the current state of fish in Alaska. Heard this story before? Fight to protect it. 

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment

The Best Way to See Alaska

on Thursday, 15 October 2015. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

Flight Seeing, Bear Viewing, and Fishing with Regal Air

We had the privilege of filming and producing this short video for Regal Air, located in Anchorage. Get off the roads and fly out, there's no better way to see Alaska! 

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment | Tags Air Taxi Alaska Adventure Regal Air Video

Mighty Mouse II - Preview

on Tuesday, 08 September 2015. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

You've been teased!

Another mouse fishing tale from Alaska's Aniak River Lodge. Coming Soon-ish!

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment

Royal Coachman Lodge - Trip Report

on Friday, 04 September 2015. Posted in Photo, Article, Reviews

Trip Review 2015

Katie and I had the opportunity to visit the Royal Coachman Lodge this past June for a full week of fishing and filming. Royal Coachman Lodge is located on the Nuyukuk River inside the Wood-Tikchik State Park - our nation's largest state park. They are an intimately sized Alaska lodge, hosting 10-12 guests per week. They operate a fly out fishing program with two De Havilland beavers, accessing fisheries as far as 200 miles away.

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment | Tags Alaska Lodges Alaska Trip Report Royal Coachman

The Alaska Salmon Program - A Brief Look into the Research

on Tuesday, 09 June 2015. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

Another amazing short by Jason Ching

Jason Ching is at it again. He has put together a new short film showcasing the salmon research done in Bristol Bay. Fantastic Bristol Bay imagery and information about the salmon research programs.

From the filmmaker:

The Alaska Salmon Program is the oldest continuously running salmon research program in the world. Based out of the University of Washington, the program was established to investigate factors influencing salmon production during a declining salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska in the mid-1940s. The program strives to understand the ecology and behavior of salmon in relation to environmental changes through long-term research and implementation of new ideas and techniques.

This video highlights a small part of the core research conducted by the Alaska Salmon Program, and celebrates the hardworking researchers that have contributed to the program's success.

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment | Tags Conservation Salmon Save Bristol Bay Science

Alaska Fly Fishing Top 10 - Leopard Rainbow Trout On A Mouse Pattern

on Monday, 01 June 2015. Posted in Article

In Alaska, Mickey Mouse has to be cautious of more than just the housecats.

 MG 8735

There are certain combinations in this world that just seem destined to go together. Take peanut butter and jelly for example. Standing alone both parts are individually great, but put them together and you will find a synthesis that simply cannot be duplicated. For the Alaska fly fishermen, this same spectacular fusion can be found between the Leopard Rainbow Trout and mouse specific fly patterns. Believe us, once you experience the taste of it, the fly fishing portion of life as you know it will be forever tainted.

The Fish
The term "Leopard Rainbow" is said to have been coined in attempts to categorize the uniquely cryptic complexion that some Alaskan Rainbow Trout exhibit. With a seemingly endless array of spotting that is well beyond that of your everyday Rainbow Trout, the "Leopard" variety, is one of the most beautiful and highly coveted of all the resident Alaska gamefish.

The Range
Any stream in Alaska that supports a healthy trout population has the capacity to produce Leopards. While there really is no specific way to target them solely, an angler can increase their odds by simply placing their fishing efforts in waters that have a reputation for supporting large numbers of them. Western clear water tributaries of the Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, Katmai National Park, and the Wood-Tikchik regions are known for consistently producing these spectacular Leopard Rainbow Trout.

The Timing
Timing your visit for this Leopard/Mouse combo has less to with the fish and more to do with the prey. During the spring the mice begin to materialize, emerging from their winter slumber to forage heavily, always cognizant of the winters to come. Throughout the late spring and summer, mice, voles, and other little bite-sized, furry critters can be seen scurrying around all over the forest floor, finding it necessary to take a swim on occasion. When this happens, trout cannot help themselves from engaging in a full-throttle assault, devouring the unfortunate, protein rich fuzz ball with pleasure.

The Techniques
The most difficult thing about fishing with a mouse pattern is regulating your desire to fish it all the time. Mousing is hands down one of the most addicting ways to fly fish on earth, and it just so happens to shine here in Alaska. Unlike their delicate, tea and crumpet eating cousins in the lower 48, these Alaskan trout attack large patterns violently, and are not startled by a splashy presentation.

Focusing efforts near large snags, drop-offs, and undercut banks, anglers should present their mouse patterns upstream of the targeted area in an attention grabbing manner. The goal here is to let the trout know that there is blood in the water, instinctively putting them on-point, focusing on locating the meal that is about to come skittering above.

When it comes to the retrieve, anglers have multiple variations that produce similar results. Our favorite is accomplished by elevating your rod tip and feverishly waving it from side to side. The skittering action that is produced is simply irresistible to any trout close enough to begin pursuit, and an epic explosion will follow soon.

The Lodges
If you are looking at chasing Leopard Rainbow Trout on mice patterns, here are a few lodges and outfitters that we highly recommend.

Aniak River Lodge - Enchanted Lake Lodge - Wild River Guides

 

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment

Alaska Fly Fishing Top 10 - Arctic Grayling On Dry Flies

on Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Posted in Article

Clean water, picturesque backdrops and splashy rises. Can it get any better?

Alaska Grayling 1 of 1 3

It is said that some fish only live in beautiful places. No species in Alaska represents this dictum more than the iconic Arctic Grayling. The clean, cold water that tumbles from glacial peaks sprawls throughout Alaska's immense wilderness, providing both the ideal habitat that Grayling require, and an incredibly picturesque background for the pursuing angler.

Unfortunately, Alaska's spectacular Grayling fishery is often overshadowed by larger, hard fighting species like salmon, char, and rainbow trout. Sure, Artic Grayling are not huge or overly powerful, but what they lack in size they more than make up for in simple beauty, and eagerness to take a dry fly with reckless abandon. For these reasons, we simply had to list them on our Top 10 list of fishing goals to accomplish in Alaska.

The Fish
The "Arctic Grayling" or Thymallus arcticus, is notably one of the most beautiful fish that can be found in Alaska. They are most commonly known for their large dorsal fin, which resembles that of a Sailfish. This large telltale appendage is often fringed in red and covered in a mosaic of iridescent orange, blue, or purple spots. Individual body coloration can vary from stream to stream, but typically Grayling are shrouded in indigo blue or deep purple. This is especially true of the males during the spawning season, as their complexions intensify in order to attract females.

Surprisingly enough, these fish can live up to 32 years, with most falling into the 8-18 inch size category. Any fish over 18 inches is generally considered trophy in most areas, with 24 inches and 5.1 pounds setting the mark as the largest Grayling ever being recorded in Alaska.

When
Because Grayling are such opportunistic and agressive feeders, they can be caught throughout the entire season. As the summer progresses, so do their movements throughout the watershed. The large, mature fish tend to occupy the cooler reaches of the headwaters, while the sub-adults are exiled into the lower sections of the river.

The Range
In Alaska, Grayling have the largest natural range of any sport fish, occupying nearly the entire state. In fact, the only place that they are not found is on the Aleutian chain, Kodiak, and the islands of Southeast Alaska.

The Techniques
Because Grayling are such voracious predators, the style of fishing is really up to the angler. The majority of fishermen choose to employ dry flies, often times finding non-stop action. Elk Hair Caddis, Adams, and various terrestrial patterns are among some the favorites that can be found in the fly boxes of many Alaskan fishing guides. A perfect dead drift is not always necessary, and often times a skated fly can make for some very exciting fishing. Grayling have even been known to take down mice and voles at times in an effort to pack on the pounds before the long winter.

Recommended Lodges

Intricate Bay Lodge - Tikchik Narrows Lodge - Royal Wolf Lodge - Anvik River Lodge

| Continue Reading | Leave Comment

<<  1 2 3 4 5 [67 8 9 10  >>