The Lost Boys of Yantarni is the story of the quirky few, stubborn enough to live and work on one of the most rugged and formidable outreaches of the Alaska Peninsula - a Neverland practically unknown to the angling world. The allure? – giant, dime bright, Coho Salmon that charge into these mile-long rivers with a seek-and-destroy mentality.
Mother Nature still keeps secrets here, never really showing her hand. For the guys running the place, outwitting her is a daily battle. Severe weather, four-legged locals, and never-ending chores stack the odds against them.
The Fly Out team made a visit this past July to Aniak River Lodge in Western Alaska. If you've already watched the video above, then you'll understand why we are going back. The mousing on the Aniak is unlike anything we've ever experienced in Alaska - anywhere. Despite plenty of salmon eggs and flesh underwater, these rainbows are consistently looking up! Katie and I spent 90% of the time throwing a mouse pattern, but you could certainly wear yourself out "catching" with leeches, flesh patterns, beads, etc. The guides were great, the accommodations are clean and comfortable, and the fishing was off the charts. I won't mention numbers to avoid the onslaught of doubters and naysayers, but let's just say, the trout population is impressive. Serious anglers that would like to experience top water action with quality Alaska rainbows, look no further.
For 2015, we made early reservations for the prime mousing weeks at Aniak River Lodge. We'd like you to join us. Limited spots available. Call 406.781.7184 or Email for booking inquiries.
SPECIAL MOUSING WEEKS - $5,395 Per Person
'What is "INCLUDED" in my Aniak fishing trip package?
7-nights lodging / 6-days of guided fishing with experienced guides
All flies and terminal tackle
Airport pickup by ARL staff in Aniak
Cabin and/or Weatherport Accommodations - based on double occupancy
Daily Room Service
Soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water and snacks
Guide-operated boat, outboard, cooler, hot coffee thermos, and prepared lunches on fishing days.
What is "NOT INCLUDED" in my Aniak fishing trip package?
Your commercial airfare to Aniak, Alaska
Gratuities for the guides and staff
Hotel in Anchorage awaiting flight into Aniak (if applicable)
Extra day hotel stays in Aniak or Anchorage (if applicable)
A made for TV episode filmed at Alaska Sportsman's Lodge on the Kvichak. It's not my favorite music selection, but there is some worthy footage from a world class lodge in Bristol Bay.
Fly-out Alaska flyfishing for big Rainbows and Salmon at it's best Hepler photography, Scott Hepler, filmed and edited flyfishing in Alaska for The American Outdoorsman TV. Lots of Bears and fishing at Alaska's premier fly out lodge, Alaska's Sportsman Lodge in the Katmai National Park on the Kenai peninsula.
Catch Magazine once again delivers another issue of inspiring fly fishing images. Not only does the online journal capture amazing fish shots, but it peers deeply into the culture of fly fishing and adventure travel. This is the first issue that requires a subscription fee, but I will testify that it is well worth the $2. The T-Motion Theater video "Wade Andros" by Todd Moen was especially excellent. Subscribe and see the whole magazine at the following link: Catch Magazine.