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Category: Fly-Fishing Blog

Flyfishing in Alaska

When it comes to flyfishing in Alaska, rest assured Fish Alaska contributors have some great info for you.

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Blog by Joe Jackson “For the curve of learning is a meander, the shape of a spring creek on a valley floor…” -Ted Leeson Full Circle with Shann Jones There are a lot of full circles in the life of Shann Jones: The signature of a rising grayling, the wrap of a soft hackle, and […]

Like many others before him, Smith is drawn to fly tying for the self-sufficiency it gives him. He soon realized that he could tie as many flies as he wanted—being limited only by materials and time

Fly Rod vs Float Rod By Nick Ohlrich When fishing rainbows on the Middle Kenai, whether guiding or personal fishing, I always have both fly rods and float rods in the boat. To me they are tools, not a

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King Salmon blog by John Perry, Photos courtesy of Angler’s Alibi Nushagak River Spey Fishing for King Salmon For those of you that may not have heard, king salmon fishing on the Nushagak River is literally as good as it can get, period. The king salmon run on the Nushagak River is legendary for not […]

Dog salmon (chum salmon) are terrific fighters on a fly rod. Blog Post by Fred Fraikor Maybe it’s the nickname “dog” salmon, purportedly because natives felt chum salmon were not as tasty as the

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Story By Nick Ohlrich There’s no question that pound-for-pound Kenai rainbows, and ’bows in general, are one of the top contenders in the fight circuit, but how do these fish fair during the measuring, photo shoot and release? There are quite a few considerations to think about, and let’s be honest most anglers are coming […]
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Flies for Alaska Lakes In the February 2014 issue of the Fish Alaska stillwater column I wrote that in general it’s not the fly that produces consistent success in lakes. This holds true for most of the season, as trout in southcentral Alaska’s lakes are generally opportunistic feeders. However, there is a short period of […]

The planning was fierce, nine days and nine nights floating Alaska’s Arolik River, in pursuit of Arctic grayling, leopard rainbows, Dolly Varden, and potentially all five salmon species. Getting

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