September 2004 | Autumn Fishing Bonanza


Editor’s Creel 6

The Alaska Traveler 8

Book Review 10

Fly Fishing Women Explore Alaska

Fishing For A Compliment 12

Fish Recipe 76

Mykel’s Macadamia Nut

Encrusted Halibut

Advertiser Index 77

Fish Alaska Services Guide 80

Final Drift 82

A Fly in the Hand is Worth $50 in the Bush

Special Technique

Spey Rods in Alaska 34

These two-handed jobs are just what the fly-fishing doctor ordered. Here’s how to use ’em and where to get’em.

By John Gawesworth


Fly-fishing Float Tube Style 

by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf 

Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf shares her love of the personal watercraft that goes almost anywhere.

Fish Paradise 

by Troy Letherman 

Editor Troy Letherman tells us why Kulik Lodge in Katmai National Park & Preserve is one of the top fishing destinations in the world.

Wild Fish & Whitewater 

by Les Gara 

Float and fish Lake Creek in salmon season with rafting expert Les Gara.

Real Anglers 

By Ken Marsh 

Not even a roll-over in a new pick-up truck can stop these intrepid fishermen.

Rewards of an Alaska Autumn 

by Jerry Wylie 

Jerry Wylie shows us the meaning of “football” season in Southcentral, and it has nothing to do with a ball.

Rainbows on Top 

by Jim Repine 

Veteran guide Jim Repine demonstrates his enthusiasm for topwater trout. He also throws in a recipe for a hot fly.

Fish Iliamna 

By Mark Higgins 

A first-class destination for a wide variety of fish and wildlife experiences.

COVER/Dan Summerville displays a 30-inch fall rainbow from the Kenai River. © Greg Thomas