From Spin Fishing to Equipment: Ask Michael

April 30th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing, Guide Confessions|

From Spin Fishing to Equipment: FAQs from Michael We’ve talked plenty about the experience at Alaska Rainbow Lodge, but maybe you’ve still got some questions you want answered before you book your trip. Here are my answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions.     Q: Can I spin fish [...]

First-time fly fishers make a killing

April 30th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing, Lodge Newsletters|

A message from Ron Hayes: First time fly fishers make killing at Alaska Rainbow Lodge!   In a previous newsletter, we introduced you to our excellent guide staff headed by Michael Bales. Most of our guides spend up to 300 days a year on the water. Think about that. That’s 300 days on the water, [...]

Evenings at Alaska Rainbow Lodge

April 10th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing, Guide Confessions|

Guide Confessions: Evenings at the Lodge The planes have landed. The fishermen have stored their rods, hung up their jackets and waders, and placed their wet boots in our mudroom. Showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, they all gather in our spacious lounge, casually sipping cool drinks while tasting hors d’oeuvres of smoked [...]

Hanging off the Buoy: A Day in the Life of a Lodge Pilot

April 9th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing|

Hanging off the Buoy: A Day in the Life of a Lodge Pilot by Ken Bethe, Pilot at Alaska Rainbow Lodge Today, we’ll be flying deep into the Katmai National Park, an incredibly scenic flight through mountainous terrain and over deep blue alpine lakes and streams. It’s been a fine day so far, with great [...]