Alaska West

Airflo Super DRI Xceed Fly Line Review

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:24 -- Tom Larimer
Airflo Xceed = Ultimate Versatility

Check out this video with my good friend Tim Rajeff talking about Airflo's new Super DRI Xceed fly line. While Airflo Spey lines have become extremely popular over the years, with the introduction of the Super DRI material the company is finally making a charge in the single-hand fly line market.

Spots Open for Alaska West 2014

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 00:43 -- Tom Larimer
Alaska West King Salmon
David Luthy with guide Trevor Covich and a big K-Tok King

There's four spots open during my hosted week at Alaska West next summer. In addition to to hosting, I'm the "Guest Spey Instructor" for the week. I'll be giving clinics and personal instruction to the whole lodge throughout the trip.

We're chasing kings, rainbows, dollies, chums and grayling... The diversity of the Kanektok River is amazing!

Last Day In Salmon Camp

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 01:32 -- Tom Larimer
Alaska West King Salmon Spey Fishing
Captain Kevin in the groove

Its sad moment when your guide says its time to head to the barn... Especially when it's you're last day at Alaska West. Over-all, it was a stellar week. We had a great group in camp, the guide staff is the best I've seen in my five seasons hosting trips, and the river was in great shape.

Unfortunately the weather was amazing. King salmon hate sun like I hate mosquitos and white socks. Most mornings we had a nice marine layer of clouds which helped the bite. As the skies cleared by lunch time, swinging for kings got tough. Tough but not impossible.

Twenty Two Bucks For the Moose Hat

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 01:41 -- Tom Larimer
Moose hat
"You know it's a big fish when a you can smell your reel"

Everyone has a favorite fishing hat… usually because it’s lucky. More than likely it’s lucky because the first day you wore it the fish gods smiled in your direction and you railed. Luck is a funny thing…

What if you forget your favorite tuke while on a trip to one of the world’s greatest Chinook salmon fisheries? A new hat can be risky business when chasing kings. Especially when your only opportunity to get a new one is at the gift shop in the Anchorage airport. The selection, as you can imagine, is limited to some pretty ridiculous shit.

Day One Alaska West

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 00:21 -- Tom Larimer
Alaska West
Michael McLaughlin with his first K-tok king

Back in salmon camp and the fun factor is pinned at a solid eleven. The river is in kick-ass shape and full of salmon. The whiskey is flowing and stories of the day are being told in the club house. Life is good... We're back on the K-tok.

Spey Casting in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 20:45 -- Tom Larimer
Alaska Spey
Dr. Greg uncorking one on the K-tok

I landed in Fairbanks, AK last night at 11:00 pm and the sun was still blazing. Its been close to 18 years since I've been to Fairbanks and despite being accosted by mesquitos last night, I'm stoked to be back. There is a sence of space up here that can't be measured... It's amazing to be flying at 20,000 feet and see nothing but mountains all the way to the horizon. Denali was out last night in its full glory! Frickin amazing!

Another Spot Open for Alaska West

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 02:33 -- Tom Larimer
alaska West King Salmon Spey Fishing
Alaska bows love the taste of Mr. Mouse

Deneki Outdoors just informed me that they have a spot open for my week at Alaska West this summer. We'll be traveling north from June 21 through June 28, 2013. This is prime time for catching ocean bright king salmon on Spey rods and mouse fishing for huge Alaskan rainbows. The cost of the trip is $5650.00.

Opening for my Hosted Trip to Alaska

Thu, 02/28/2013 - 15:22 -- Tom Larimer
Alaska West King Salmon
You could be holding one of these soon!

I recently had a client drop out of my hosted trip to Alaska West due to health concerns. We'll be traveling north from June 21 through June 28, 2013. This is prime time for catching ocean bright king salmon on Spey rods and mouse fishing for huge Alaskan rainbows. The cost of the trip is $5650.00.