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.
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.
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.
When I first saw Bob White's paintings, I was a rookie guide at Tikchik Narrows Lodge and NOT well acquainted with Alaska. After a number of years of guiding in Bristol Bay, I now realize how Bob captures real moments, real experiences. Some of his art can evoke a nostalgia for Alaska that is quite surreal. One look at a few of his painting below, and you'll be digging out your dusty photo albums from your last trip to AK. See more of Bob White's works at www.bobwhitestudio.com.
Book any lodge or adventure via our promo page by March 10th and 5% is donated to Save Bristol Bay to help protect Bristol Bay's world-class fishing opportunities. See our variety of operations listed below.
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.