Alaska Fly Fishing
Salmon and trout fly fishing in Alaska

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Alaska, its very name conjures images of remote wilderness, towering mountains and isolated rivers and lakes. Its rivers and lakes are famous for an abundance of fish, particularly the pacific salmon. Lake Iliamna is the second largest freshwater lake in the United States, and its rivers drain out to Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea.

Alaskan fishing is affected by fish migrations, changing weather and changing habits of freshwater fish species. Multiple setups, lines, rods and reels will help you change your fishing approach to adapt to Alaskan fly fishing. Alaska is one of the best destinations to learn about fly fishing, as you will encounter more large fish in a single day in Alaska than you thought possible. Virtually all the fishing is done on moving rivers with strong currents that add excitement to the fishing.

When to Go
Chinooks (king salmon) appear first in mid June through till the end of July. Chums and sockeyes appear around the end of June and run through until the end of July. Silver salmon appear in the rivers around August the 10th (give or take some) and run well into September. As well as salmoniods, rainbow trout are available throughout the season, other species include grayling, artic char, lake trout, pike and dolly varton.


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