Trip Reports 2016 — Copper On The Fly Lodge

All Rainbows All the Time

2016 All Rainbows All The Time Copper On The Fly Lodge

Copper on the Fly (www.copperonthefly.com) rainbow fishing was absolutely spectacular this fall. I think that is to make up for our difficult trip last year. We had a full house, and everyone caught lots and lots of fish every day. Many beautiful bows in the 20-24-inch category were caught all up and down the river. It was obvious that some of the sockeye we’d been fishing for on our July trip had arrived late as they were still spawning, making for egg-fishing of the first order! Every day we piled in the boats and headed up the river, which was...

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Sockeye & Bows

2016 Copper On The Fly Lodge Sockeye and Bows

Copper on the Fly, July 2016  We headed out to the village of Iliamna, on the largest lake in the State of Alaska on a bright, sunshiny morning for the salmon and rainbow trip that gets our salmon seasons started. From there we switch to a Dehavilland Beaver on floats to access the Copper on the Fly Lodge, which has no runway. The trip over lots of large and small islands is both exciting and beautiful. We set down at “Tillies” to wait for the arrival of the skiff that would take us over to the lodge itself, and soon...

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