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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What your guides do in the off-season

October 3rd, 2012|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge My guides have lived in close quarters for the past four months. They have worked, guided and fished every day since arriving at the Alaska Rainbow Lodge back in June. We are all growing old, but the best thing about that is we are all growing [...]

Why 2012 Was a Season to Remember

September 18th, 2012|Categories: Guide Confessions|

by Michael Bales, Head Guide at Alaska Rainbow Lodge Mother Nature works in mysterious ways. Our salmon runs were a bit later than usual this year. In early June, we stood on our docks staring at the water, wondering when the big runs would start. Let me tell you, we were anxious and tense for [...]