Trip Reports 2015 — Copper On The Fly Lodge

All Rainbows All the Time

2015 All Rainbows All The Time Copper On The Fly Lodge

Boo-Hoo!! I wrote this report while sitting inside the Copper on the Fly lodge at Lake Iliamna waiting to return to Anchorage. Unfortunately, our rainbow fishing trip was a dismal failure this year! The weather goddess decided NOT to be good to us, and sent rain and more rain, and even more rain after that to fill the river bank-to-bank with water that looked like chocolate milk or coffee with creamer. Needless to say, everything flooded almost right away and we were marooned at the lodge. We had fished the afternoon of our arrival, but the water was already high...

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Sockeye & Bows

2015 Copper On The Fly Lodge Sockeye and Bows

High winds greeted us at the airport as we prepared to board our flight to the village of Iliamna, and the scheduler informed us that we might not be able to get across the lake to the lodge if the winds were even stronger there. They finally deemed it safe enough for us to fly and we experienced a really bumpy ride. But, when we arrived in the village we were pleasantly surprised to find much less wind than expected. Lunch was on the table when we switched from the plane to the boat that took us to the lodge,...

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