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Day Two at Alaska Rainbow Lodge

November 9th, 2012|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge Good morning, it’s 6:30 a.m. The knock on the door says it’s time to wake up and go fishing! A tray of hot coffee and juice is placed on the bedside table and you’re told breakfast is made to order in the main lodge. What would [...]

How to Plan Your Trip to Alaska Rainbow Lodge

October 26th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing, Lodge Newsletters|

This subject comes up often. People who have never been Trophy Rainbow Trout fishing at Alaska Rainbow Lodge ask, “What is the best travel plan to get to and from the lodge?” After 50 years here in Alaska, here’s the best itinerary we can suggest. The day before you come to the lodge Fly into [...]

Sneak Peek: Your First Day at Alaska Rainbow Lodge

October 26th, 2012|Categories: Alaska Fishing, Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge So you’re thinking about what it’s like to fish for a week at the Alaska Rainbow Lodge? What will happen day-to-day? Well, over the next seven blogs, I’ll tell you. That should give you a good idea of what you can expect and what you’ll experience [...]

The Hunt for Big Fish

October 17th, 2012|Categories: Lodge Newsletters|

It’s been a season for chasing giants. Here’s a little look back: In late June and early July, we were on the hunt for King Salmon—BIG King Salmon. We knew from our friends on the coast that the big ones were showing up in hoards. So we gathered all our guests in the lodge hall [...]

3 Rod and Reel Checks Every Angler Should Know

October 15th, 2012|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge If you’re like me, you have a love affair with your fly rods and reels. I know that may sound strange to some, but I have a few go-to rods and reels that I absolutely love, and I want to take care of them. Think about [...]