Join two of Washington State's best known flyfishing winemakers for a spectacular week of fishing for silvers and rainbows at one of Fly Out's recommended lodges, Mission Creek Lodge on Lake Aleknagik in the famed Bristol Bay region. Chris Figgins and Rob Newson not only have a passion for making fine wines, but also have shared their love of flyfishing together. Each evening you will enjoy gourmet dinners featuring specialty meats and seafoods, including grass fed beef from Lostine Cattle Company, all perfectly paired with Chris & Rob's premier wines. They will each share with you some of the insights and stories behind each vintage.
2012 Wine Week Rate
$7500 per per person plus $1500 per person for wine and special pairing menu. Package includes 7 nights, 6 days of fishing, meals, lodging, all fishing equipment including waders and daily guided fly-outs. Click here to learn more about Mission Lodge.
The popular clothing company is coming out with Patagonia Provisions™ Wild Salmon Jerky, in an effort to inspire and implement solutions to the salmon crisis. If you have enjoyed fresh Alaskan salmon, than you know what a quality fish product is.
Check out this unique anti-pebble t-shirt design by commercial salmon fisherman Eric Dieters. Eric works on Kodiak Island during the fishing season, and has a screen printing business in the off season. These shirts are printed on American Apparel 100% cotton black shirts, made in America. You can purchase this shirt along with some other cool Alaska specific shirts on Eric's website at www.emulsiondesigns.com. And, while you're surfing the web, go to Save Bristol Bay's page to write the EPA and your congressmen about your opinion about large scale mining at the headwaters of some of the world's best fisheries.
Kyle Kolodziejski, owner/operator of Keen Eye Anglers, has built the perfect compliment package for those who have already booked a recommended fly out lodge or float trip. The serious angler can get the most out of their Alaska fishing vacation by planning a trip with Keen Eye Anglers prior to, or after your main fishing destination. The way we see it, you can either spend your layover day in Anchorage roaming the Dimond Center Mall, or book with Kyle and fish the beautiful Upper Kenai. Transport is included from Anchorage, and the accommodations are fantastic at the Kenai Riverside Lodge. Check out Keen Eye Anglers and email Kyle for the add-on package.
This is the first of many interviews to come from Alaskaguidelist.com that will focus the spotlight on the movers and shakers on the Alaska Guide scene. This month, we discover Cory Luoma, the driving force behind Alaska Fly Out.
I first heard about Alaska Fly Out last June when Cory gave me a heads up on his project. It was an interesting and ambitious concept, I wished Cory the best of luck getting it going, not giving much thought to the idea of it actually coming to fruition.
Now here we are gearing up for the 2012 season and Alaska Fly Out has definitely arrived to the party. Whether you have found the site via social media or word of mouth, it isn't hard to miss. Read on to learn more about the project and it's creator Cory Luoma.
The Fly Out Bracket submission - Good luck ak sport fish!
Cheeky Fly Fishing March Madness - Road to the Final Fish
Cheeky has once again created the ultimate tournament of sport fish. Thirty-two fish have been selected and seeded in a bracket, but ony one will be crowned champion based on your votes. Fill out brackets by selecting which fish you prefer in each matchup. Pick the winners and receive great prizes including reels, rods, line, sunglasses, art, apparel and accessories from some of the hottest companies in fly fishing.
Click here to fill out your bracket to help the following causes:
Joel Nelson has worked all over Bristol Bay, Alaska and is currently the head mechanic at Tikchik Narrows Lodge. Not only is he a talented and well-respected mechanic, but he is an amazing artist. His business, Nelson Metallics, specializes in handcrafted metal fish with the stained glass inlays. Beautiful and contemporary, many of these pieces are undoubtedly inspired by Joel's summers spent in Alaska. You can contact Joel about his work at .
The culture around fly fishing has always included music, photography, and good writing. Bristol Bay Lodge, in their 40th year of operation, is infusing their Alaska fishing tradition with some of the country's best artists. Four designated weeks will comprise their 2nd annual Artist-in-Residence program.
Alaska is full of the most interesting adventures in the world. Write a caption for this photo on our Facebook Wall. We'll pick a winner on Monday 3/12 and send you a Fly Out t-shirt and some other fishy goodies!