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Fishing in Fairbanks

Visit Fairbanks, Alaska; the area is perfect for the road-system angler, with plenty of highway and gravel-road access to fisheries and several beautiful campgrounds. More Fairbanks: Overview Articles Fish Species Businesses Fish Stocking Read More...

Fishing in Fairbanks2019-01-08T09:04:57-09:00

5 Questions with a Fly-fishing Expert

Q&A with Pudge Kleinkauf From her top flies to favorite time to fish in Alaska, Fish Alaska magazine asks longtime friend and contributing editor about her fly fishing preferences in this Q&A with Read More...

5 Questions with a Fly-fishing Expert2018-10-21T22:05:21-08:00

Tullis Wiggle Bug: The Fly That Swims

Tying Instructions By Larry Tullis - Wiggle Bug originator Note: The Tullis Wiggle Bug is a style of tying rather than a specific pattern and there are hundreds of variations possible. This basic Read More...

Tullis Wiggle Bug: The Fly That Swims2018-01-08T10:47:40-09:00

Adventures of Mac Lightfoot: Brooks River Renegade

Mac and Wally, aka The Fresh Prince of Fly Fishing, entered the rustic room and joined the other globe-trekkers for the Brooks River brown bear orientation. Forty-five minutes later they have been armed Read More...

Adventures of Mac Lightfoot: Brooks River Renegade2017-10-09T12:11:07-08:00

Solitude of the Arolik

The planning was fierce, nine days and nine nights floating Alaska's Arolik River, in pursuit of Arctic grayling, leopard rainbows, Dolly Varden, and potentially all five salmon species. Getting there was the easy Read More...

Solitude of the Arolik2017-10-09T13:58:41-08:00

The Other Alaska: Days in the Tongass

For anglers living near or flying into Anchorage, Juneau and the Tongass National Forest of southeast Alaska can be easily overlooked, but we, and the folks at Hatch Magazine, think this "land of Read More...

The Other Alaska: Days in the Tongass2017-10-09T13:59:25-08:00

Five for Keeps

Alaska rainbow trout are some of the finest in the world. Trophies topping over 30 inches long loom in the rivers and creeks of the Greatland. Here are 5 top choices for Alaska Read More...

Five for Keeps2018-09-27T12:28:24-08:00

Rites of Spring: Good Company and Wild Places

On an Alaska steelhead adventure, one never knows what else to expect. Story by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. Photos by Don & Lori Thomas T.S. Eliot claimed that April is the cruelest month, Read More...

Rites of Spring: Good Company and Wild Places2018-08-20T21:23:14-08:00

What to Look For in Late Fall Trout Flies

For Alaska’s rainbow trout anglers, who enjoy the luxury of fishing for a species that’s actually interested in eating, the task is to figure out what the prevalent food source is for the Read More...

What to Look For in Late Fall Trout Flies2018-09-14T11:41:28-08:00

Triumph and Loss

 by Troy Letherman Back when the number of television channels could be counted on one hand - and when I might be pressed into antenna action with various sheets of tinfoil at any moment Read More...

Triumph and Loss2018-01-08T11:00:29-09:00

What to Look for in Waders

Blog Post by Troy Letherman Clearly an essential piece of equipment for Alaska anglers (I’ve wet-waded twice, on purpose, in fifteen years of fishing in our great, but chilly, state), waders are also Read More...

What to Look for in Waders2017-10-10T10:54:36-08:00

Spey and Switch Techniques for Trout

by Fred Telleen I remember watching Sage Fly Rod representative George Cook some years ago, bombing casts across the Kenai. While the casting was impressive, I did not see the need for that Read More...

Spey and Switch Techniques for Trout2018-01-08T11:37:33-09:00

Cutthroat Nation

Blog Post by Troy Letherman The first true trout documented in the United States were cutthroat. They were caught by Silas Goodrich on June 13, 1805, and recorded for posterity in the journal Read More...

Cutthroat Nation2017-10-10T12:46:16-08:00

Sample Subscriber Bonus Video

How to Tie an Egg Sucking Leech Want to see more great videos created by Fish Alaska magazine just for you? This fly tying video is an example of the useful videos we Read More...

Sample Subscriber Bonus Video2017-10-27T17:05:13-08:00

Leader Systems for Streamer Flies

Tying Your Own Leaders for Fall Fishing Success By Troy Letherman For Alaska fly anglers, proper leader construction is of fundamental concern when preparing to fish for our primary fall species: steelhead, trophy char, Read More...

Leader Systems for Streamer Flies2018-01-08T11:51:16-09:00

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