Editor’s Creel 6
Fish Alaska Traveler 10
Fishing For a Compliment 12
Tackle Tech 18
Salmon Sense 22
EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle 24
Fish Alaska Boats 26
Tight Lines 30
Fish Alaska Fly 34
Fish Alaska Recipe 78
Advertiser Index 80
Final Drift 82
The Greatest Placefor the Greatest Fish
by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Roadless and vast, the Bristol Bay drainage is the richest commercial salmon fishery in the world. Join Don and Lori Thomas and discover the uniqueness of this extremely productive area.
Fish Alaska Travel: The Adventures ofLance DeShaw
An overnight fly-out to the Kustatan River at the base of the Alaska Range is the setting for the Norris’ memorable experience in remote Alaska.
A Beautiful Agony
by Troy Letherman
With a history of sustaining those who fish it, the Situk River near Yakutat poses a challenge for FA editor Troy Letherman and publisher Melissa Norris.
by Andrew Cremata
Fabled Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska provides an abundance of fishing experiences from trout to sea cucumbers (and yes, they are delicious!). Andrew Cremata visits Rockhaven Lodge for a remote mixed plate.
A Tale of Fathers & Sons, Bears & Big Fish
by Dave Atcheson
Dave Atcheson spends a week at No See Um Lodge, a remote, unique experience of flying, fishing and viewing for the whole family. Meet the Meyer clan and the Solversons and see why they come back year after year.
by Greg Thomas
Beat down by his 86-year-old Gran fishing for cutthroat trout, Greg Thomas puts in a trip to Southeast. Mooching a ride with another fly fisher, Greg reflects on the toughness of his Gran and the challenge of trout.
COVER/A hardy Southeast cutthroat trout. Photo © Greg Thomas