If you've been waiting to take the fly fishing trip of your dreams, now is the time to book your reservations for world class fishing at one of Alaska's best camps. Every June, I host an annual trip to Alaska West and the world famous Kanektok River. This is a seven-day trip focusing on huge king salmon and monster Alaskan rainbows. As the “Guest Spey Casting Instructor”, I’m there not only as a host, but will be giving casting clinics and lessons through the week.
The Kanektok is regarded as possibly the best place in the world to Spey fish for Chinook salmon. This has both to do with the aggressive nature of the fish and the river's incredible fly water. We will be using techniques very similar to winter steelhead methods. However, the fish average 18-22 pounds! Fish over 30 & 40 pounds are an everyday possibility. I’m headed up north for the last week of June, the best week of the season for big numbers of ocean bright kings and stable river conditions.
To add on to the awesome King fishing, there will also be plenty of opportunities for huge leopard rainbow trout with mouse, sculpin and leech imitations as well! You’ll also have a chance to fish the nearby Arolik River for one or more of those of the days. The “A-Rock” is one of the most prolific trout fisheries in Western Alaska. Outside of mouse fishing from the boat, we swing #4 and #5 weight two-handed rods for the river's greedy trout. Alaska West is the only lodge that fishes the beautiful Arolik River so you’ll have the river to yourself.
If you want other fishing options, there’s great dry fly fishing for grayling in the back channels. Plus, you can catch mint bright chum salmon at will; it’s great sport on a switch rod!
After guiding and fishing in Alaska for years, I can honestly say Alaska West and the Konektok River is the best experience I've ever had in the land of the midnight sun. Please join me for an incredible week of fly fishing and adventure. To reserve your spot to Alaska or for more information, shoot me an email or give me a call at (541) 490-9446. I’d love to help you plan your trip.
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Cost: The trip cost for 2013 is $5650 for six full fishing days, seven comfortable nights, and more delicious food than you can eat. Airfare and alcohol not included.
Target species: King salmon, rainbow trout, chum salmon, grayling
Dates for 2013: June 21 – 28 -One Spot Open!
Dates for 2014: TBA
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Although I am not guiding while on my hosted trips, I’m there to help you with fishing questions, casting instruction and to ensure your trip goes smoothly. Additionally, I offer a FREE four-hour “Pre-Game Warm Up” for guests travelling with me on any of my hosted adventures. This time could be used for casting instruction, going through gear or anything that will make your trip easier.
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