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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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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

For Alaska’s rainbow trout anglers, who enjoy the luxury of fishing for a species that’s actually interested in eating, the task is to figure out what the prevalent food source is for the area and time of year and then to imitate that food as closely as possible. Anglers should generally choose a fly that […]

Blog Post by Troy Letherman Something died today. The air around the launch is heavy with it, a wall of rot signaling apocalypse for the year’s salmon. In the slack-water shallows a few fish mill ab

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  Blog Post by Jeff Hickman Today’s steelhead blog comes to us from Jeff Hickman, a two-handed-rod steelhead guide from Oregon who owns Fish The Swing LLC. He is also a signature Idylwilde tier and veteran guide for Deneki Outdoors, where he specializes in targeting chrome kings on the Kanektok River (Alaska West) and bright, feisty steelhead […]
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