"My first bush flight in Alaska gave spark to what would become a passion for flying and remote adventures only accessible by aircraft. To me, the grandeur of Alaska, the thrill of flying and the unique wilderness access is a combination that has no match on Planet Earth. Over 10 years later, we've built a successful business around the "fly out" experience. Enjoy this reel of some of our flying adventures throughout Alaska."
In this modern day, it is truly inspiring to fish and adventure in places that literally have not changed in the past 50-100 years. The salmon runs remain strong, there's been no added fishing pressure, and absolutely no human development. That's what most of us long for. Bristol Bay Lodge is lucky enough to operate two such remote camps as a part of their fly out fishing program in Southwest Alaska. And. . . . this is one of the last best places to target King Salmon on the fly rod.
The salmon runs of Bristol Bay are by the numbers jaw dropping. Watching these fish flood the wild rivers in the region is simply mesmerizing. We made a salmon reel from years of filming in Bristol Bay. Enjoy and consider a donation to help stop the proposed Pebble Mine.
We were fortunate enough to spend another amazing week at Iliamna River Lodge for some fishing and filming. This time, the weather cooperated wonderfully, . . . and so did the fish! IRL is a fantastic lodge in a phenomenal location. Watch in HD – Comment, Share, Enjoy!
That's not a typo. It's "Rainbo" Camp. And, if you've been there, you know what a special place it is. It's an edge of the Earth fishery, less than a mile from the Bering Sea. The wildness of the landscape is only matched by the fierce salmon that enter the river each fishing season. It's an angler's dream, and you can only experience Rainbo Camp via Bristol Bay Lodge.
From glaciers to wildlife to enchanted forests, the Pacific Northwest is a truly amazing part of our planet. These are some of my favorite moments from my recent trip along the Alaskan coast with UnCruise in May 2017. Music: "Conrad" by Ben Howard, used with the permission of the artist.
For Leighan Falley, Alaska is more than home — it’s a calling. Leighan spent years as a ski guide and climber on the Alaskan range, focusing much of her energy on Denali. But after becoming a mother, she found herself unwilling to pursue guiding (and the dangers that come with it), instead taking to the skies as mountain pilot. Follow Leighan on the Alaskan adventures that enrich her life and legacy in Denali’s Raven.