Flyfishing in Alaska

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

Steelhead: Low and Clear on the Situk

Each steelhead is like a miracle, a gift out of time, a prehistoric primal beast. And each one we valued more than the last.

Steelhead: Low and Clear on the Situk2020-04-08T15:14:44-08:00

King Salmon on the Nushagak River

King Salmon blog by John Perry, Photos courtesy of Angler's Alibi Capt. Chad Bryson with a beautiful king salmon on the fly from the Nusahgak. © Angler's Alibi Nushagak River Spey Read More...

King Salmon on the Nushagak River2019-12-31T15:17:16-09:00

Doggone Dog Salmon

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 Read More...

Doggone Dog Salmon2018-08-20T15:54:44-08:00

Handling Trout

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 Read More...

Handling Trout2018-05-07T12:15:18-08:00

Bead & Fly Patterns for Rainbow Trout

Story & Photos By Jeremy Anderson One of the coolest things about rainbow trout fishing in Alaska is the opportunity to catch fish on many different flies and beads. The diverse bio-system that Read More...

Bead & Fly Patterns for Rainbow Trout2018-04-19T12:33:03-08:00

It is the Fly!

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 Read More...

It is the Fly!2017-10-09T09:22:37-08:00

5 Questions with a Fly-fishing Expert

Q&A with Pudge Kleinkauf From her top flies to favorite time to fish in Alaska, Fish Alaska magazine asks longtime friend and contributing editor about her fly fishing preferences in this Q&A with Read More...

5 Questions with a Fly-fishing Expert2018-10-21T22:05:21-08:00

Solitude of the Arolik

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 there was the easy Read More...

Solitude of the Arolik2017-10-09T13:58:41-08:00

What to Look For in Late Fall Trout Flies

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 Read More...

What to Look For in Late Fall Trout Flies2018-09-14T11:41:28-08:00

Meet Mr. Hankey | Mouse Pattern

The author of this post, Jeff Hickman, knows rainbow trout.  He spent a bunch of years guiding at Alaska West, and during that time he came up with a really popular mouse pattern called Read More...

Meet Mr. Hankey | Mouse Pattern2017-10-10T15:47:19-08:00

The Autumn Trouter

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 Read More...

The Autumn Trouter2017-10-10T16:47:27-08:00

Jeff Hickman’s Steelhead Rig

  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 Read More...

Jeff Hickman’s Steelhead Rig2017-10-10T16:55:14-08:00

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