Alaska Fishing Gear Blog

Fish Alaska magazine contributors love gear and here you can learn about rain gear, sonar systems, fly-tying materials, and more.

Bamboo Fly Rods: Fish Beautifully

Bamboo Fly Rods blog by Jon LymanPhotos courtesy of Jon Lyman A bamboo fly rod is an heirloom to pass down generationally. With 20 years of Alaska experience building and fishing Read More...

Bamboo Fly Rods: Fish Beautifully2021-05-28T12:43:32-08:00

Evolving with Ryan Sorsdahl: Behind the Vice

Anchorage-based tyer Ryan Sorsdahl abides by one guiding rule at the bench: "Pretty fish deserve pretty flies". Not only are his creations downright gorgeous, they're almost absurdly effective. Learn more about his business, Bigfoot Custom Fly, and some of his signature patterns in the June edition of "Behind the Vice."

Evolving with Ryan Sorsdahl: Behind the Vice2021-05-28T12:22:25-08:00

Layering Tips for Fishing in Alaska

Layering Tips Blog and Photos by Nick Ohlrich My second skin. I wear this base/mid-layer combo every day and hope to tangle with fish like this at the same frequency. Tips Read More...

Layering Tips for Fishing in Alaska2021-04-14T12:47:51-08:00

Scent Striker by Appanage Fishing

Scent Striker by Appanage Fishing is an Alaskan company formed in 2016. They debuted their Scent Striker product to the fishing community in November 2019.

Scent Striker by Appanage Fishing2021-02-05T08:52:22-09:00

Optimus 360

With the Optimus 360, boaters can rest assured that the ease of navigating in tight and busy areas will bring a sense of relief.

Optimus 3602020-12-21T10:49:00-09:00

2020 Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 2

As the holidays rapidly approach, our editors poured over the endless options of gear for outdoorsmen to provide you with a list of possibilities to please anglers of all skill levels, ages and genders.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 22020-11-25T12:40:50-09:00

Fur: Art, Harvest, and Sustainability

The hand-crafted pieces Robert makes are entirely custom. You can’t find patterns out there so everything he creates—hats, coats, vests, pillows, blankets, scarves, gloves, and more—is from his imagination.

Fur: Art, Harvest, and Sustainability2020-11-25T09:38:35-09:00

Alaska Bear Safety: Frontiersman Bear Spray

Alaska Bear Safety in the Backcountry By Marcus Weiner Alaska bear safety is important knowledge to have to be fully prepared before going on fishing and hunting. Fishing and hunting in Alaska is Read More...

Alaska Bear Safety: Frontiersman Bear Spray2020-10-12T11:27:27-08:00

Custom Spyderco Knives

Custom Spyderco Knives By Spyerdco, Inc. Custom Spyderco Knives: Innovation Combined with Timeless Design Originally founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser, Spyderco has earned a reputation for building innovative folding knives Read More...

Custom Spyderco Knives2020-06-30T09:56:29-08:00

Bear Spray Q&A: Counter Assault

Having the right knowledge helps keep you safe and equipped in the outdoors. We’ve answered the 5 most frequently asked questions about bear spray.

Bear Spray Q&A: Counter Assault2020-07-02T15:04:49-08:00

Caddis Waders

Waders for up-and-coming anglers demand a higher-end, good-looking, feature-rich wader. That is exactly what is in the works with our friends at Caddis.

Caddis Waders2020-04-09T13:37:13-08:00

Fishing Success: The Secret to Consistency

Fishing Success blog by George Krumm Some anglers have the uncanny ability to consistently out fish everyone around them. I have had the great fortune to fish with some that definitely fall into Read More...

Fishing Success: The Secret to Consistency2020-01-15T15:56:35-09:00


Melissa Norris is beyond honored to receive this beautiful, custom, fish scale pattern cloche from The Co-Op. Some aspects of Alaska seem to never change, their presence an unwavering constant. Alaska Read More...


Fishing Clothing: What’s in your dry bag?

Author Linda Leary is an avid fisherwoman and owner of Fishewear © Fishewear Fishing Clothing blog by Linda Leary Photos provided by Fishewear There is no bad weather; only bad fishing Read More...

Fishing Clothing: What’s in your dry bag?2019-09-06T10:21:20-08:00

Trailer Lights Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting your boat trailer lights Trailer lights giving you trouble? May is a wonderful time in Alaska. Spring chases winter up to the mountain peaks, rivers begin to rise as the long days Read More...

Trailer Lights Troubleshooting2019-05-13T14:44:46-08:00
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