February 2012 | Special Travel Edition

February 2012


Editor’s Creel  6

Alaska Traveler  8

Fishing for a Compliment 10

Tackle Tech 14

Salmon Sense 16

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle 18

Fish Alaska Fly 20

Fish Alaska Saltwater 22

Fish Alaska Slillwater 24

Fish Alaska Boats 26

Tight Lines 30

Advertiser Index 79

Fish Alaska Recipe 80

Final Drift 82

Fish Alaska Special 

The Never-ending Flight of Future Days: Flying to Fish in the Last Frontier 34

Editor Troy Letherman paints the landscape of Alaska with bush planes as the subject. Accompanied by the photography of Jim Klug. 


Secrets of Sumner Strait

by Terry Sheely

Contributing editor Terry W. Sheely blows the lid off this do-it-yourself secret in Southeast.

Summer of a Thousand Grayling

by Garrett Glodeck

Garrett Glodeck makes his first appearance in Fish Alaska with this Niukluk River trip for trophy grayling.

The Mighty King

by Melissa Norris

Publisher Melissa Norris takes to the Kenai to end a losing streak for king salmon.

To Alaska with Love

by Lee Allen

Lee Allen writes of his trip to Prince of Wales Island for a bounty of saltwater fishing.

In the Wake of Ancient Fisherman

by Tom Watson

Kayak fishing then and now. Author Tom Watson fishes the beauty of Kodiak Island in these ancient fishing vessels.

Why We Fish Alaska

by Scott Haugen

A photo essay that reminds us why we fish in Alaska by contributing editor Scott Haugen.

The Nushagak is Still for Kings

by Stan Cunningham

Stan Cunningham visits the Nushagak and, among various guests at the camp of Nushagak River Adventures, catches a lot of kings!