by Michael Bales – Head Guide for Alaska Rainbow Lodge

Its getting closer..Our first day of fishing this season is June 11th! Ron, Sharon and the entire ARL staff are all getting prepared, excited and anticipating another great year. Ron and some of the crew will be arriving at the lodge in less than 2 weeks to start getting things opened up and ready for the 2014 fishing season.

We have one week left for our “TWO FOR ONE ALASKA FISHING SPECIAL” $6,100 for two(2) guests for the week of JUNE 11-17!!  Fly outs are available everyday during this week, choose the type of fishing you want to do and we’ll take you there.  Early season fishing offers a myriad of opportunities including swing flies for big rainbow trout with spey rod.  This trip will expire when the space is sold and will sell out quickly, make your plans to visit ARL now!

Alaska Fishing Lodge

Beaver departing overhead from Naknek Lake.

Alaska Salmon Fishing

Spey Fishing with Alaska Rainbow Lodge

We have really kicked our Spey program into high gear for this season.  If you want to try catching Kings on the Spey rod on rivers like the Alagnak and Nushagak just let us know.  We have several highly qualified instructors on our guide staff that love to teach fly fishing with two handed rods.  With all of the improvements to the equipment in just the past few years , leaning to spey fish is easier than ever and a beginner should not be intimidated.  We also love to swing flies for those Huge Rainbow Trout of Bristol Bay.  On rivers like the Kvichak or the Naknek, the spey rod allows you to cover big water with more precision.  This is where a leech on the dangle can be deadly effective for those big lake fish.  Let me know if you would like to dedicate a day or half day during your stay with us to learn to spey fish, you’ll surely get hooked.  Try swinging flies for Silvers on the Kamishak in August, the downstream take of a fresh coastal silver will stop your heart, either with a skated dry fly or streamer!!

Alaska Salmon Fishing

Nushagak River King Salmon caught on the Spey Rod

There is an interesting article “What is Spey fishing?” on the RIO flylines website

Alaska Fishing

Brown Bear on Funnel Creek

Don’t forget – Ron’s old Alaska stories are also still up on the ARL website.  You can find all of them on our homepage under Ron’s Old Stories.  And as always, we are available to answer any of your questions about planning a trip to Alaska Rainbow Lodge.  Give us a call, and be sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook, we are posting constant updates and photos from fishing at ARL.