7 Favorite Alaska Rivers You Need to Fly Fish

Posted by yellowdog on 10/18/19 12:00 PM

Covering over 371 million acres, Alaska contains one-fifth the total landmass of the Lower 48, more than half of America’s national park land, 80% of America’s national wildlife refuge land, and more world-class fishing water than a person could possibly explore in a lifetime.

Now that you have decided to experience all that this amazing region has to offer – the huge rainbows, the grizzlies, the runs of salmon so thick you can almost walk across their backs, and the incredibly long fishing days in a land where the sun hardly sets – the most important question becomes: “where exactly do I go?  

In no particular order we've compiled the 7 Favorite Alaskan Fishing Rivers to help you plan for your Alaskan fly fishing adventure.

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Topics: Freshwater Fly Fishing, Alaska

The Top Flies for Alaska: What You Should Have In Your Fly Box

Posted by yellowdog on 12/12/18 9:41 AM

Alaska is one of our favorite destinations for a number of reasons. Aside from the world class fishing - home to everything from rainbow trout to salmon - the Alaska experience includes fly-outs over beautiful wilderness to remote fisheries where chances of seeing some of the local wildlife is very good. To make sure you get the most out of your trip, a little preparation is highly advised. Knowing what flies to pack for which species is essential and valuable for any trip. Remember though that if you are unable to bring your own, more than likely, guides will have the correct flies. 

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Fly Fishing Gear for Alaska: What Should You Bring?

Posted by yellowdog on 11/9/18 11:48 AM

So you’ve finally pulled the trigger on a fly fishing trip to Alaska. The plane tickets are booked, arrangements have been made for time out of the office, and excitement is at an all-time high. But then you look at your clothes and fishing gear scattered around the house and realize you are nowhere near finished packing. Packing for a fishing trip can be stressful, however with a few pointers anyone make packing quick and efficient.

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Topics: Fly Fishing Gear, Alaska

Early Season Fly Fishing in Alaska: Why Should you Go?

Posted by yellowdog on 10/16/18 3:06 PM

Different times of the year means different fish and expectations on Alaska's rivers. Each season offers a different set of challenges but also aspects that make every trip to Alaska a memorable one.

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How to Prepare for a Fly Fishing Trip to Alaska

Posted by yellowdog on 9/28/18 1:47 PM

Alaska has a seemingly endless number of rivers for anglers to explore. It’s no mystery why Alaska is on most people’s bucket lists with its astounding natural beauty and world-class fishing. However, for anyone taking a trip to the largest state in America should know what to expect and how to be best prepared to ensure a great trip.

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6 Popular Alaska Fish Species to Catch On The Fly

Posted by yellowdog on 9/20/18 10:11 AM

Alaska hosts an array of different species of fish, which is one of many reasons why Alaska is so popular in fly fishing lore. Anglers can target all five species of Pacific salmon, steelhead, Northern pike, Arctic grayling, rainbow trout, and dolly varden on the fly. Each species has its own challenges that make casting to and hopefully catching them so much fun. In terms of diversity, fly fishing in Alaska has no lack of different fish to target. 

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Why Should You Experience Fly Fishing in Alaska?

Posted by yellowdog on 9/13/18 3:04 PM

Alaska encompasses 371 million acres and has more landmass than Montana, California, and Texas combined. The sheer size of the 49th state is immense and in terms of fishable waters is even more staggering. It’s difficult to convey the caliber of just how good the fishing is in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Why would anyone travel to fly fish in Alaska when there’s the U.S. Rockies? Isn’t it a long way to travel for a week of fishing?

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Top 3 Reasons To Fly Fish Alaska in September

Posted by yellowdog on 7/30/18 9:37 AM

There's a good reason why Alaska is on most peoples' bucket lists: the rainbow trout fishing is some of the best found on earth. On top of that, the breathtaking landscapes offer respite from the hustle and bustle of busy lives.

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