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2018 Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 2

Gifts for Anglers in 2018 As the holidays are fast approaching, it’s time to make those final decisions on what gifts for anglers to give the important people in your life. We offered Read More...

2018 Holiday Gift Guide Pt. 22018-12-28T15:15:06-09:00

At Long Last, the Kanektok River

Story by Cecelia “Pudge” Kleinkauf All the years I have lived in Alaska, I’ve heard about the Kanektok River in western Alaska, but I have never had an opportunity to fish it. As Read More...

At Long Last, the Kanektok River2018-02-08T14:49:40-09:00

Destination Talkeetna

by Troy Letherman Meaning “river of plenty” in the Dena’ina language, the area near the present site of Talkeetna offered an abundant harvest for the Athabasca Indians who originally inhabited the area, hunting Read More...

Destination Talkeetna2019-01-16T16:28:10-09:00

Hair Jig Tying 101 for Northern Pike

Article by Mike Lunde Northern pike are one of the dominant predators that roam the endless freshwater highways and lake systems across the state of Alaska. Both underneath the shadowy depths and embedded Read More...

Hair Jig Tying 101 for Northern Pike2018-05-24T10:12:05-08:00

Fly Fishing Photos

Photos of Alaska fly fishermen and their fish. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="52" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="240" thumbnail_height="160" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="0" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="1" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

Fly Fishing Photos2017-11-29T09:05:47-09:00

Fly Rods in Magic Waters

By E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.  I’m standing beside an unnamed creek that rises in the foothills of the Alaska Range and runs across a few miles of rolling tundra before emptying into one Read More...

Fly Rods in Magic Waters2018-02-17T15:53:21-09:00

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

King Salmon Flies for Fishing in Alaska

Here are some of the author's favorite flies for kings and how to tie them. Check out these king salmon fly tying videos for Alaska's fly anglers. These how-to fly tying videos include the Prom Dress Read More...

King Salmon Flies for Fishing in Alaska2018-09-27T13:22:39-08:00

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

Tube Flies for Sea-Run Species

By Mike Lunde Round, cylindrical-shaped, a few inches in length and accompanied by a thin diameter—the generic plastic tube revolutionized and perhaps is the birthplace of the earliest tube flies. At a point Read More...

Tube Flies for Sea-Run Species2018-08-20T16:28:24-08:00

Early Spring Frustration

Here's a fisherman's frustration. Just as the weather turns warm, and you get the fishing bug, you realize it's still not time to fish, at least on a river. Unless you're a little Read More...

Early Spring Frustration2018-09-27T12:15:03-08:00

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

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