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Protect Alaska's Wild Places

From the Alaska Wilderness League

The Alaska Wilderness League is a friend of AlaskaFlyOut.com and partner in the effort to preserve Alaska's wild lands and waters, including the Tongass National Rainforest, by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

See their cornerstone website www.tourthetongass.com to see the wonders of the Tongass region. You can see our recommended lodges from the region on our lodge map page

Tongass Lodge Map

Tongass Alaska Map

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Our Common Waters

Patagonia's Environmental Campaign

Alaska does not exactly have a deficiency of water like those states that pull from the Colorado River. However, the problems in the Southwest U.S. serve as good "lessons learned" going forward for AK. It is extremely important to balance our economic desires with our inherent need for wild places and genuine nature experiences. The spirit of the Last Frontier does not include a scarred landscape, weakening salmon runs, polluted waters, and widespread development. 

Fly Out often features the conservation work of Patagonia on our blog because we believe in their voice of environmental responsibility. No company of that size is perfect, but Patagonia is the first to admit it. Check out the Our Common Waters campaign. And, learn about our commitment to Alaska's environment on our conservation page
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Sportsmen Voice Against Pebble Mine

Sportsmen Summit in Washington, DC

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Next week, April 16 – 18, 40 sportsmen representing 17 states are traveling to the nation’s capital to let their elected officials and the President know that protecting Bristol Bay, Alaska is a top priority for sportsmen. Learn more about next week’s Sportsmen Summit here from Scott Hed, the director of the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska.

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BobWhite Studio Donates to Sportsman's Alliance for AK

25% of All Print Sales Donated

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Many of us in the Alaska fishing community are doing whatever we can to help stop the proposed Pebble Mine threatening the Bristol Bay watershed. Fly Out ambassador, Bob White, is no different. BobWhite Studio will donate 25% of print sales to the Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska to help stop the Pebble Mine. 

As many of you know, the proposed Pebble Mine threatens Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, a complex system of rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands that supports the most productive wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world.

You can see all of Bob's prints on his website, BobWhiteStudio.com.

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Alaska Fly Out Picks for Cheeky Bracketology

Eat Your Heart Out Joe Lunardi

The Fly Out Bracket submission - Good luck ak sport fish! 

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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: 

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Choose Your Alaska Fishing Adventure

Book One of Our Recommended Lodges, We Donate 5%

LodgeAdBook 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. 

Lodge/Operation Comparison Table

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.

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Multiple Sclerosis Expedition

Trip Report Written By Fly Out Ambassador Mark Rutherford

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On July 9, 2011 6 participants gathered together in Dillingham, Alaska to launch a fly fishing expedition into the Wilderness of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Our goals were much the same as other Alaska wilderness enthusiasts who fly out in small float planes loaded with rafts and camping gear to float and fish wild Alaskan rivers. Our commitment was: "to be prepared mentally, physically, and with proper equipment to be self supporting in the wilderness". We would be dropped off at a lake beyond the tree line to navigate shallow tundra river channels, to float, fish, and camp among the notable Alaskan Brown Bears of the region. Two of the participants were especially motivated by their commitment to live the Alaska wilderness experience to the fullest! For them as each day passes their physical abilities and health are compromised by MS, Multiple Sclerosis. A third participant with a prosthetic leg, Malcolm Daly, co-led this annual Paradox Sports trip. Karen Daly and Olly Merrill and I signed on as support.

The trip fulfills an ongoing commitment shared by outdoorsmen John Merritt, Malcolm Daly, and Mark Rutherford, to make truly significant, bona fide, Alaskan wilderness expeditions accessible to significantly disabled campers. We believe that if Erik Weihenmayer, totally blind, can summit Mt. Everest and that Mark Wellman, a paraplegic, can climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, that others with disabilities will consider taking on expeditionary challenges. In this case to undertake a self propelled adventure across a vast Alaskan landscape. We undertook the first self propelled Alaska expedition with paraplegic fly fisherman Vijay Viswanathon and angler Malcolm Daly with his prosthetic leg, in 2009. In 2010 we completed a second adventure with 5 disabled participants. In 2011, to honor John Merritt's extraordinary vision we devoted the Alaska wilderness fly-fishing expedition to participants with Multiple Sclerosis. John Merritt has secondary progressive MS and his prior adventures exploring remote Alaskan fisheries are spoken of around many campfires. 

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Exploring the Tongass

Field & Stream: Best Wild Places

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For the second straight year, Field & Stream has partnered with Trout Unlimited on tours of America's Best Wild Places. The Best Wild Places is a joint project and offers a unique look at some of the country's best hunting and fishing destinations, as well as the challenges these amazing places face if they are to remain intact and functional for years to come. One of their feature "places" is the Tongass National Forest. Read more

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'Tis The Season

A Special Deal That Helps Our Wilderness

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Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska has teamed up with Pro Guide Direct, IBEX and Mountain Khakis to provide you a special deal that also helps our wilderness.

Simply click the image above and make a purchase between November 17 and December 3 to take advantage of the special promotions. On top of a terrific deal, 15% of your purchase will benefit SAA's work to protect Alaska's incredible public lands for fishing and hunting.

You can visit the Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska at the following link: 

http://www.sportsmansalliance4ak.org/

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