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Mousing Alaska - Video

on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Article, Video

Mighty Mouse - Aniak River Lodge

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The Fly Out team made a visit this past July to Aniak River Lodge in Western Alaska. If you've already watched the video above, then you'll understand why we are going back. The mousing on the Aniak is unlike anything we've ever experienced in Alaska - anywhere. Despite plenty of salmon eggs and flesh underwater, these rainbows are consistently looking up! Katie and I spent 90% of the time throwing a mouse pattern, but you could certainly wear yourself out "catching" with leeches, flesh patterns, beads, etc. The guides were great, the accommodations are clean and comfortable, and the fishing was off the charts. I won't mention numbers to avoid the onslaught of doubters and naysayers, but let's just say, the trout population is impressive. Serious anglers that would like to experience top water action with quality Alaska rainbows, look no further. 

For 2015, we made early reservations for the prime mousing weeks at Aniak River Lodge. We'd like you to join us. Limited spots available. Call 406.781.7184 or Email for booking inquiries.  

SPECIAL MOUSING WEEKS - $5,395 Per Person 

'What is "INCLUDED" in my Aniak fishing trip package?

  • 7-nights lodging / 6-days of guided fishing with experienced guides
  • All flies and terminal tackle
  • Airport pickup by ARL staff in Aniak
  • Cabin and/or Weatherport Accommodations - based on double occupancy
  • Daily Room Service
  • Delicious meals
  • Soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water and snacks
  • Guide-operated boat, outboard, cooler, hot coffee thermos, and prepared lunches on fishing days.

What is "NOT INCLUDED" in my Aniak fishing trip package?

  • Your commercial airfare to Aniak, Alaska
  • Personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for the guides and staff
  • Hotel in Anchorage awaiting flight into Aniak (if applicable)
  • Extra day hotel stays in Aniak or Anchorage (if applicable)
  • Airport departure taxes (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (rods, reels, waders, etc.)
  • Cold weather/water gear

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Alaska Salmon Camp Special - 50% Off

on Wednesday, 30 April 2014. Posted in Specials , Article

Yantarni Salmon Camp by Crystal Creek Lodge

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Special Package Details: Discount Code FOM50

  • 5-Day/5-Night Trip - $2,550 Per Person (Normally $5,100)
  • Dates: Aug 25 - Sept 1, 2014 (Primetime Silvers)
  • Included: Accommodations, Meals, Guide Services, Flies, Lures, 25 lbs of Processed Fish, Unlimited Fishing Time
  • Not Included: Air Transportation between Your Home and King Salmon, Fishing Licenses, Personal Fishing Gear, Alcoholic Beverages, Gratuity
  • Description

The Yantarni Salmon Camp is a wilderness tent camp 125 miles south of King Salmon and is an experience and trip distinct from the fine lodging and fly out trip offered by it's parent operation, Crystal Creek Lodge. A trip to Yantarni is for hard-core fishing enthusiasts seeking a high-volume wilderness Alaska Silver Salmon fishing experience. Days can pass without hearing the sound of an aircraft and the only fishing competition is from your fellow campmates.
Fishing Program

The fishing experience at Yantarni is high- volume salmon fishing for Chum, Pink and Silver Salmon in small coastal streams. Fishing time while at the camp is unlimited. The main stream, within walking distance from the camp, fills with ocean-fresh salmon as well as sea-run Dolly Varden. Two other prolific salmon streams are close by to give a total of three streams within easy reach of camp.

The best salmon holes are those at tidewater, about a mile from camp, and the guides transport fishermen from the camp to the tidewater holes using ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles). The streams are small enough to wade across most places at low tide and at high tide a good fly caster can reach well past the center.

As the salmon enter the stream from the ocean, they can be seen porpoising the surface as they arrive with the tides. The water clarity is often so clear it is possible to see and cast to specific fish. The roar of the nearby surf before you and majesty of the mountains behind you only add to the sweetness of the experience.

Being so close to the Ocean, the salmon are very aggressive; willing to hit a fly with abandon, often within moments after it hits the water and before the angler is ready. Persons who do not fly fish can use jigs with similar results. If weather and water conditions are right the fish will strike surface poppers.
Accommodations & Dining

As one would expect from a camp managed by Crystal Creek Lodge, it is a comfortable place featuring heated wall tents, hot showers and delicious food. The accommodations consist of heavy-duty wall tents with wood floors. The guest tents feature wood burning stoves, electric lights, carpet, and comfortable beds with sheets and down comforters. The kitchen/dining tent provides ample space for comfortable dining and evening social activities. The shower tent and lavatory facilities have an inexhaustible supply of hot water, and the water, which is pumped from a well, is as clean and pure as you will ever find. There is a flush toilet for guests.
Meals are cooked and served "home style" in the dining hall. Breakfasts can be chosen hearty as sausage and eggs or light as oatmeal or fruit. Streamside shore lunches of fresh salmon are a camp specialty. Dinner entrees include prime rib, roasted chicken and fresh salmon with side dishes.

Discount Code FOM50

Contact Us:  | 406.781.7184 | AlaskaFlyOut.com | Yantarni.com

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Alaska Vacation in One Minute

on Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

From Crystal Creek Lodge

The journey from the lodge to your fishing destination is half the fun. A day of fishing at Crystal Creek Lodge offers some of the most spectacular fly-fishing and scenery in the world.

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Departures - Video by Mission Lodge

on Friday, 21 February 2014. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

GoPro Cut

A really great video montage from the 2013 season at Mission Lodge, with some fantastic timelapse video and underwater footage. This gives you a small taste of the experience at a fly out lodge in Bristol Bay, Alaska. 

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BEYOND - True Wilderness

on Monday, 17 February 2014.

From Ultima Thule Lodge

The 2nd video episode from Ultima Thule Lodge's Beyond Series just hit the interweb. This particular episode focuses on the vast wilderness where UTL sits, which happens to be the largest protected land mass in the world. Stop and think about that for a minute. That sheer size of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is hard to fathom. While were were shooting this series, that was the one thing that really stuck with me. I came away from that trip thinking that I had finally seen "True Wilderness".

Watch the previous episode from the BEYOND SERIES. 

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Igiugig Lodge Special Discount

on Friday, 14 February 2014. Posted in Specials

Big Rainbow Special

weblogonew2013Igiugig Lodge, Alaska Available Dates: June 7 – 14 and June 14 – 21, 2014

Discount Rate: $5200 per person for a 7-night/6-day package (regular rate = $6200)

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Alaska's Igiugig Lodge Trip Report

on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Posted in Article

By Cory Luoma

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 10.23.38 AMBrad Waitman at Igiugig Lodge graciously invited us to his lodge for a couple days of fishing and filming for our recent fly fishing film, Long Live the King. Located at the mouth of the Kvichak River and the outlet of Alaska's famous Lake Iliamna, sits his humble, family-run fishing lodge. The beach front location on the giant lake makes it feel you are on the ocean somewhere - maybe the Oregon Coast. Waves were licking the shore, and we really felt like we were out there - in the REAL Alaska. Brad runs a small operation, hosting just 4-6 guests per week. Brad is a pilot and a guide. So, he flies a Cessna 206 to many different fisheries in Bristol Bay and Katmai National Park, where he puts his 29+ years of Alaska guiding experience to work for you. The truth is, the guy is a fish hound. I mean he is fish nuts! One of those guys that has a sixth sense, and just knows how find fish, with every type of tackle and skill level. We asked Brad to try put us on King Salmon on fly rods on the very large Nushagak River, which does not naturally lend itself to fly fishing. Nevertheless, Brad was able to put us in the right spots at the right time for outstanding success. Nothing like having an ocean bright King Salmon tearing line off your reel at slack tide! 

In addition to Brad's skills as a guide/pilot, he and his wife Brenda were incredibly generous hosts. The family atmosphere, good home-cooking, and comfortable accommodations made for a fantastic apres-fish experience. If you're looking for serious fishing, comfortable accommodations, with a first-class family owned lodge - consider Igiugig Lodge. 

What's Special about Igiugug Lodge: 

  • Homewater - Located on the Kvichak River, their operation is based on one of the most productive fisheries in Bristol Bay for both salmon and giant rainbows. When weather doesn't allow you to fly, it will not affect your day of fishing. It just might improve it. 
  • Small Group Exclusivity - The lodge is available as exclusive with just 4 anglers. 
  • Serious Anglers Take Note - If you're interested in fishing and fishing hard for a solid week, you've found the right place. If you want to swing for the world's hottest rainbows on the Kvichak with one of Alaska's most experienced guides, Igiugig Lodge. 
  • Price - As a Bristol Bay operation offering fly outs, Igiugig Lodge's week rate sits at a modest $6,200. With special pricing available through us at Fly Out. Questions? Contact Us

 

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BEYOND - Bush Flying, Key to the Wrangells

on Friday, 24 January 2014. Posted in Alaska Fly Fishing & Adventure Films, Video

From Ultima Thule Lodge

The foundation and namesake of our company "Fly Out" is based in the beauty and freedom of flying wild Alaska. The opportunities for genuine adventure exist in Alaska because of the remoteness, the truly unspoiled wild country that is increasingly rare on this Earth. Ultima Thule Lodge truly represents the spirit of our brand. We would like to join them in presenting the 2nd installment of their web series, Beyond - Key to the Wrangells. The planes at UTL truly are time machines, as you travel back to a world unfathomable by our modern culture. Sit back, push play, and enjoy the ride. 

 

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5 Tips for Booking an Alaskan Fishing Trip

on Tuesday, 21 January 2014. Posted in Article

By Cory Luoma

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1. Book Early

The best lodges in Alaska have incredibly high return rates. In many cases, guests have the first right of refusal for returning the same time next year, which means there can be few openings for new anglers. Your best chance to get a high-demand date is to book 6-12 months in advance. You can contact lodges directly through the Fly Out Directory.

2. Choosing the right Type of Operation

There are many types of fishing and adventure offerings in Alaska. In fact, it's an outright wilderness of options out there. Each lodge/company is unique in their culture, fishing operations, and other services they offer. Trying to classify the variety is a task – one with a lot of gray area. With that said, this is our attempt to categorize the Alaska fishing trip types:

  • Fly Out Lodge ($$$) – The most exclusive and luxury way to see and fish Alaska. These operations fly to different remote rivers, lakes and ocean locations daily. A fly out lodge allows you to experience the wonderful variety of Alaska, in addition to accessing the most remote fisheries in North America. For many, just the views from the air and the daily flight experience are worth the price of admission. In addition to having the most versatile and mobile fishing options, in general, Fly Out lodges offer extraordinary accommodations and dining.
  • Fly-In or Wilderness Lodges ($$) – Naturally, these lodges are located in remote locations, always from the road system, and only accessibly by air - hence, the name fly-in lodge. These lodges can be located on a lake system, ocean bay, or river; and it is this homewater that is the foundation for their fishing programs. Wilderness lodges do not have a daily fly out routine, but sometimes fly out options may be available a la carte. The meals and accommodations vary with each operation, from borderline luxury to "homestyle" country cabin and cooking.
  • River Lodge ($ - $$) – Located on Alaska's road system, river lodges provide comfortable accommodations, and delicious meals at a great value. The Kenai River boasts many reputable river lodges in Alaska, offering the complete Alaska experience including bear viewing, flight seeing, fishing, glacier tours, and more. At Alaska's river lodges, an angler gets the opportunity to experience everything that a single fishery has to offer with an easy accommodations package that doesn't require complicated travel logistics.
  • Float Trips ($ - $$) – A classic Alaska adventure focusing on a genuine wilderness experience, self-reliance, and a world-class fishing adventure. Despite the roughing-it nature of a float trip, most outfitters provide accommodations that are surprisingly comfortable, and the food always tastes good after a long day on the river. This is a great option for those fishermen and women who are looking for quality in fishing without all the fluff. If adventure is your passion, a float trip may be the best fit and value for your vacation.
  • Guide Service ($) – Individuals with a reputation. That is how we define the "guide service" category. Their strength is in intimate knowledge of the fishery, personal attention, and outstanding customer service. In most cases, a guide service will be able to provide food and accommodations with partnering lodging.

3. Look for Discounts and Cancellation Prices 

Often times, lodges have discounted weeks that are traditionally difficult to book. These weeks can be a great deal if you act on them while they are available. And, you won't sacrifice much in your Alaska experience or world-class fishing. On occasion, lodges will offer up to a 50% off as a result of a last minute cancellation. AlaskaFlyOut.com will start posting to our "Specials Page" for the most up to date discounts and cancellation rates. Stay tuned. 

4. Find Reviews 

User reviews are an excellent way to get genuine and honest information on a particular lodge or operation. Guest testimonials displayed on a company website are mostly handpicked, and usually a small sample size of the overall experience. Customer reviews are raw, showing the true quality of the product. Don't limit yourself to just looking at the rating or score, but read the comments, where the most valuable information can be found. Popular review sites that are linked through our directory are Trip Advisor and Yelp.

5. Consult an Alaska Expert 

There are many guides, veteran anglers, and travel professionals that have first hand knowledge of different Alaska adventure and specific lodges. These folks have valuable 3rd-party information that you cannot find anywhere else. Whether you are planning your first trip to the Last Frontier, or you would like a 2nd opinion on a new adventure, there are resources out there to help. DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Or, better yet, let someone else do it for you. Use an expert to help you cut through the clutter and marketing fodder that you see on the company websites. In most cases, that advice is free to you! You can Contact Fly Out for advice on planning a trip to Alaska at no cost. We're happy to provide unbiased and honest information on Alaska lodges and adventures.

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