Trip Reports 2014 — 2014

Rainbows in the Rain

2014 All Rainbows All The Time Copper On The Fly Lodge Lake Iliamna

Rain & wind, rain & wind, and more rain & wind! Our trip this year started with a delayed flight from Anchorage to Iliamna which turned into a flight for half of us from Iliamna to the lodge and the other half stuck in Iliamna until early the next morning. We were finally all assembled with a good breakfast under our belts and raring to go fishing. Wind was still blowing but we decided to give it a try, and Steve and Shaun both found us fairly sheltered spots from which to cast. The fish were there, but not as...

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Orca Lodge Silver Salmon Spectacular

2014 Orca Adventure Lodge Silver Salmon Spectacular

The sun was actually out in Cordova on the first day of our trip this year, and that wonderful situation managed to continue through day 2 as well! We got our waders on, we picked up the sandwiches the lodge had made for us and took off for the Eyak River, to get started targeting silver salmon. The river was in great shape, but we only saw a few silvers coming up on the tide. There were Dolly Varden char around, and we caught a few of these, so we finally headed into town to make a stop at the...

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2014 Adventure Denali Float Tubing

What a great place! There's nothing else like Adventure Denali anywhere in Alaska. These incredible rainbow trout, were stocked in Chevy Lake near Cantwell, many years ago, and, with supplemental feeding, limited fishing opportunities, and strict adherence to catch and release policies, they've now become huge! Kirk Martakis, the owner of Adventure Denali manages the place with a fish-first philosophy and overseas every part of the operation. A truly unique place, Adventure Denali, the only "pay to fish" operation in the State, has developed a fishery where you can pursue rainbows over 30- inches long as well as large, native...

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Terrific Tangle Lakes

2014 MacLaren Lodge Nadine & Jack’s Tangle River Inn Tangle Lakes

The trip to the Tangle Lakes area in Interior Alaska is one we especially look forward to every year. Lots and lots of Arctic grayling are waiting for us there in the creeks and the lakes, and so is some spectacular scenery along the Denali Hiway. This year was no exception, and we couldn't wait to get started. After gathering at MacLaren Lodge, we headed out for the Clearwater River to wet a line and say hello to the fish. Sherry has been on this trip before, and she connected with a good sized grayling almost right away. He came...

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Single Day Fishing at Hope

2014 Alaska Hope Single Day Fishing

The single fly fishing days that we spend on the Resurrection Creek in Home, Alaska always prove to be fun and full of excitement. Folks who have little or no experience with fly fishing are always eager to give it a try, and thrilled with all the fish they are able to catch as the day moves along. Pink salmon are our prey, and there are lots and lots and lots of them to keep us busy. I'm always careful to tell people when they book for the experience that they most likely will not catch fish that are still...

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