January 2015 | Adventure 2015

January 2015 Issue


Alaska Traveler   6

Editor’s Creel    8

Gear Bag       10

Fish Alaska Online    12

Fishing for a Compliment  14

Tackle Tech       18

Salmon Sense    20

EZ Limits: A Guide’s Angle   22

Fish Alaska Fly   24

Fish Alaska Boats      26

Fish Alaska Saltwater    30

Fish Alaska Stillwater    34

Fish Alaska Recipe      70

Advertiser Index     72

Final Drift     74


Wading into Admiralty by Terry W. Sheely

There’s magic on Admiralty Island, streams and creeks of magic, and the author goes in search of it all, hauling rods and tackle along short hikes from small boats, angling where waders or hip boots are all you need to get into some sweet-water salmon bonanzas.

Sky Trekking the Lost Coast by Marcus Weiner

It’s all in a day on these remote rivers filled with salmon—a quick flight, beach landing and then casts that end with flies and lures attacked with reckless abandon. Join Publisher Marcus Weiner as he explores the nearly endless wilderness fisheries just a hop, skip and jump away from the comforts of Yakutat.

Fish & Frolic in Fabulous Fairbanks by Pudge Kleinkauf

Venture north to Alaska’s second-largest city and encounter myriad opportunities for outdoor recreation in Fairbanks, where long bluebird days, made even longer by the light of the midnight sun, mean plenty of time to hike, raft, fish and explore the Interior.

The Thirty Six-Inch Grail by George Krumm

A handful of remote and wild rivers of northwest Alaska are home to a very special strain of fish—gargantuan sea-run Dolly Varden that can top the three-foot mark with regularity. Contributing Editor George Krumm ventures north to visit these waters, with hopes of encountering the best of these fish as well.

Between the Mountains & the Moon 
by John Cleveland

A visit to the Goodnews River in southwest Alaska emphasizes all the best of fishing in the 49th state, highlighted by the fantastic returns of coho to the area, as well as the staff and service at the Goodnews River Lodge.

COVER / George Krumm with a 37.5-inch Sea-run Dolly. © Jerry Sisemore