Fly Rod Give Away for Alaska Anglers
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Fly Rod Give Away for Alaska Anglers
World-Class Fishing And Wine? . . . Yes Please.
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.
$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.
A compilation video featuring the often overlooked "release" of a bunch of beautiful rainbows caught at Crystal Creek Lodge.
A Special Package from Keen Eye Anglers
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.
Book One of Our Recommended Lodges, We Donate 5%
|Lodge/Operation||Region||Type of Operation||Rate Per Person *|
|Alaska Rainbow Lodge||Bristol Bay||Fly Out Lodge||$7,950 7-Day Package|
|Alaska River Adventures||Kenai Peninsula||River Lodge||$4,995 6-Day Package|
|Alaska Wilderness Safari||Alaska Peninsula||Wilderness Lodge||$5,850 7-Day Package|
|Angler's Alibi||Bristol Bay||River Lodge||$4,800 7-Day Package|
|Baranof Wilderness Lodge||Sitka, Alaska||Wilderness Lodge||$4,550 - $5,050 5-Day Package|
|Bristol Bay Lodge||Bristol Bay||Fly Out Lodge||$7,350 7-Day Package|
|Copper River Lodge||Lake Iliamna||River Lodge||$4,550 7-Day Package|
|Crystal Creek Lodge||Bristol Bay||Fly Out Lodge||$8,300 - $8,900 6-Day Package|
|Enchanted Lake Lodge||Katmai National Park||Fly Out Lodge||$8,750 7-Day Package|
|Grosvenor Lodge||Katmai National Park||Wilderness Lodge||$4,425 7-Day Package|
|Icy Bay Lodge||Southeast Alaska||Wilderness Lodge||$5,400 5-Day Package|
|Igiugig Lodge||Lake Iliamna||Fly Out Lodge||$5,900 7-Day Package|
|Intricate Bay Lodge||Lake Iliamna||Fly Out Lodge||$6,495 7-Day Package|
|Kulik Lodge||Katmai National Park||Fly Out Lodge||$5,075 7-Day Package|
|Larsen Bay Lodge||Kodiak Island||Fly Out Lodge||$5,500 6-Day Package|
|Mission Creek Lodge||Bristol Bay||Fly Out Lodge||$7,500 7-Day Package|
|No See Um Lodge||Bristol Bay||Fly Out Lodge||$8,600 7-Day Package|
|Rainbow Bay Resort||Lake Iliamna||Wilderness Lodge||$6,250 7-Day Package|
|Redoubt Mountain Lodge||Lake Clark||Adventure Lodge||$4,195 5-Day Package|
|Riversong Lodge||Lake Creek||River Lodge||$5,045 7-Day Package|
|Royal Coachman Lodge||Bristol Bay||Fly Out Lodge||$7,450 7-Day Package|
|Royal Wolf Lodge||Katmai National Park||Fly Out Lodge||$6,350 - $7,950 7-Day Package|
|Talaheim Lodge||Alaska Range||Heli-Fish Lodge||$6,800 7-Day Package|
|Tikchik Narrows Lodge||Bristol Bay||Fly Out Lodge||$7,400 7-Day Package|
|Wild River Guides||Bristol Bay||Float Trips||$3,750 7-Day Package|
|Yes Bay Lodge||Ketchikan, Alaska||Wilderness Lodge||$4,795 6-Day Package|
*Rates are subject to change. Other duration stays are available for different prices.
An Article by Fly Out Ambassador Mark Rutherford
Flies for 1 person for 1 week on a float trip or fishing with the region's best lodges. This is a multi species list, with an emphasis on June Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling, plus all of the other sport-fish in the Bristol Bay watersheds including Arctic Char, Lake Trout, early Kings, Sockeye, and Northern Pike. A short discussion follows.
First, don't leave home without these 5 items in your carry on luggage.
Why? In case Alaska Airlines loses you're checked bags with your clothing, rods, reels, and flies. You came a long way! Improvise and go fish!
The Trout, Char, and Grayling flies below are proven in Bristol Bay, which is the finest completely intact, functional salmonid fishery in the world. When possible, tie or buy your patterns articulated or with stinger hooks for a significantly higher ratio of total fish landed (with less damage to fish mouthparts than traditional streamer hooks.) In the Bristol Bay region, please release ALL RAINBOW TROUT regardless of whether the Alaska Department of Fish and Game allows retention. It takes 10-15 years in cold Alaskan waters for a trophy trout to grow beyond 22 inches. Sockeye, Lake Trout, Char, and Grayling in June all provide great eating.
Your fly line(s) will determine to some extent how heavily weighted your flies should be. Cover your bases by bringing both a floating line and a sink tip. A full-sink line is not needed for our rivers and creeks.
Use your floating line in the headwaters and for "searching" as you work down river until water depths in the channels along the outside bends regularly exceed 3 feet and then, perhaps, switch to the sink tip. As you move down river you'll be pitching flies using the floating line with a weighted fly and perhaps an indicator. You are targeting root wad structure, deep green channels, and sweepers. The quarry is Rainbow Trout. One loses a lot of flies using this method, but, in June, this is where the fish are and you must fish in the woody debris and among broken chunks of sod left from spring flooding! Use fly lines like RIO Clouser which help turn over the large weighted flies with an aggressive weight forward taper. Cast aggressively to launch the leeches with lots of line speed. The 3"- 6" sink tip is very effective on Bristol Bay Rivers. If you have the "gift" you'll fish the sink tip both when drifting in the boat or wading and reap the rewards. If you don't have the "gift" you'll lose lots of flies and leaders fishing the sink tip while drifting from the boat and go back to the floating line and do very well.
Your rod choices: A #7 weight fly rod does it all. Some of my clients or friends bring two #7 wts and never 'look back'. A #4 is a fine rod for Arctic Grayling and trout under "ideal" (but somewhat rare) June conditions. The #5 weight & #6 weight make all purpose Trout/Char/Grayling rods but when you start fishing the weighted cone head Sculpins & Leeches the #7 weight can not be beat.
48 Trout Flies
Total trout flies 48.
Fly Out 101: An Alaska Resource
1. Book Early – The best lodges in Alaska have incredibly high return rates. Usually, 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. Send an Email to Fly Out for available dates and booking information. You can also contact lodges directly through the Fly Out Directory.
2. Choosing a Type of Operation to Fit Your Goals – There are many types of adventure offerings in Alaska that can fit almost any budget. Below is a general summary of your options.
Fly Out Lodge ($$$) – The most exclusive way to see and fish Alaska. These operations fly to different remote rivers, lakes and streams everyday. A fly-out option allows you to experience the wonderful variety of Alaska. The views from the air and the flight experience alone are worth the price of admission. Extraordinary accommodations and dining will make you forget that you are amidst the remote wilderness of Alaska.
River Lodge ($$) – Located on the rivers and streams, these lodges are only accessible by the air. They provide world-class fishing, comfortable accommodations, and delicious meals at a great value. These lodges operate jet boats, and the anglers get the opportunity to experience everything that a single fishery has to offer.
Float Trips ($) – A classic Alaska adventure focusing on a genuine wilderness experience, self-reliance, and incredible fishing. 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.
More amazing photos from Todd Moen and Brian O'Keefe's Catch Magazine! Check out Alaska - Part 3 - Fish and Wildlife. These are shots from member lodges Riversong Lodge, Kulik Lodge, and Royal Wolf Lodge. Check them out.
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