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Alaska Fly Fishing

We fish by wading, drifting, casting, or plugging. You can fly fish or use conventional gear; that’s up to you. There are streams that are protected as fly fishing only areas, and there are rivers that allow either fly fishing or the use of spinning tackle. Alaska Rainbow Lodge guides practice fly fishing only for Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, & Grayling, and all are catch and release.

Depending on the river, the season, and the weather – we fish in one of three ways after a short 15-25 minute flight in one of our 3 Beaver float-planes.

Alaska Fly Fishing with Alaska Rainbow Lodge

We hike many of the smaller streams, trying different runs and holes throughout the day. We will find fantastic fishing with short, easy walks or with longer, adventurous hikes for those looking to explore rugged Alaskan beauty.  These are the true wilderness streams where it’s unusual to see another fisherman. We take small rafts on some of the mid-size rivers, which allows floating long sections of river. A scenic float trip with a pick-up 3-5 miles downstream will allow you to cover lots of water while still getting out to wade the best spots. You will experience one of the best fly-fishing trips in Alaska.

On 14 different rivers, we have jet boats stored for quick, easy access. Whether fishing out of the boat or using it for transportation from hole to hole before wade fishing, these rivers are usually good bets to find Rainbow Trout of unbelievable size.

Much of our Alaska salmon fishing, particularly the King salmon, is done by boat – with lures or plugs. You may fly fish for Kings on the Alagnak River where you can sight fish with a fly rod. All other salmon fishing – Silver, Chum, Pink, & Sockeye are accessed by a combination of aircraft, jet boat, and wade or bank fishing.