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Alaska Fly Fishing Float Trips


Alaska (Ak) — Package: 2001282

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Join us during our 28th year in business.  We provide fully guided, week long rafting trips on scenic wilderness rivers in Alaska's National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and choice rivers around the state. Float trips create an opportunity for seeing wild country and access to fishing others cannot reach. The solitude and seclusion woven into your experience somehow changes your future perspective. Fourth generation outfitter and guide Paul Allred has 36 years experience guiding wilderness float fishing trips. Expert Orvis Endorsed Guides, tasty meals, comfortable upscale camps and bush flights are all included. Bush flights are by helicopter, float plane or wheel plane. Comfortable rafts are rigged for fly fishers and maximum comfort. Excellent fishing for six species of Salmon, trophy Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Arctic Grayling. Beginning fisherman and families are encouraged and taught on our wilderness journeys. We fulfill experienced fly fisher's dreams!

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Alaska Fly Fishing Float Trips - Areas of Operation We operate our vacations on Alaska�s various rivers. Some are on State or Federal land. Here are some of the places we are licensed: Aniakchak National Park & Preserve, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach National Forest, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, Katmai National Park & Preserve, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Wrangle St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve.
The Salmon River ~ Beginning high in treeless, lichen covered mountains, the SALMON RIVER is one of the greatest rivers in Alaska! Through it's 90 mile course we enjoy 8 days of floating and fishing. It's extravagant changes in terrain delight the eye as it flows through canyons lush with forests of spruce and birch, then onto open permafrost laden Arctic tundra. Next it flows through braided river channels with hundreds of islands, becoming very large at it's end.

Kings, Sockeye,Silvers, Chums, Humpies, Arctic Char, Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling can all be caught on this river.

Large birds of prey abound. We've seen Peregrine Falcons, Golden Eagles, Great Gray Owls and many Bald Eagles. Black and Grizzly or Brown Bears are prolific and in equal numbers. Caribou are seen on the upper river while moose are often seen from midway down. Once we found two enormous moose racks entwined together, the result of a mating season battle to the death. We've seen wolves; their tracks are on it's many beaches, an indication of true wilderness

The Rainbow River ~ The RAINBOW RIVER has Grizzlies and Rainbows in great numbers. It's a low water, rock dodging challenge in Katmai National Park . It flows through beautiful deep canyons with rocky mossy waterfalls, deep pools and very little water so it's easy to wade. We have lots of time for fishing this tiny, short river. It's nice here all summer. It has an abundance of wildlife, great bird watching too. One trip in early spring we saw 17 bull moose. We've seen a wolf chase a Caribou right through camp.

In June right after the Rainbows have spawned Sockeye smolt migrate to the ocean. After not eating for a month these Rainbows are pretty hungry and ready to take anything that looks like a smolt or black leech. It has incredibly large runs of Arctic Char. We catch Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling here too. June and July has excellent dry fly fishing. The last of July or the first of August Sockeye fill the river; approximately 1 million. We saw 60 grizzly bears in one trip! This is a great time.You can't go a few casts without catching a fish on your fly rod. By September the Salmon, Char & bears are gone, only Rainbows remain.

The Kanektok River ~ We operate the rivers in Western Alaska out of Dillingham & Bethel. The KANEKTOK RIVER , referred to as the �Chosen River� in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge flows through the beautiful Ahklun Mountains during it's upper half. We begin our journey by float planing to the headwaters where we land in Kagati Lake. It has strong runs of all the Pacific Salmon, especially Kings & Silvers sea run Char and Rainbow. The second half the river flows onto the coastal plane through willow, alder and cottonwood forests.

It flows as a clear water river with prolific bird life, hawks and eagles abound. At our trips end you are 2 miles from the ocean. Salmon are full of zip and fight hard when they're right out of the ocean.The river pours into the Pacific at Quinhagak our take out point. Bush flights included from Dillingham.

The King Salmon River ~ Truly beautiful from beginning to end, the King Salmon float trip originates beside Wood-Tikchik State Park. After landing in a small lake we float through the treeless Shotgun Hills. This affords us great animal viewing as well as great Rainbow fishing from the get go.

Animals that can be seen include; grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves, lynx and porcupine. There are many bird species including Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcons, Crowned Sparrow, shorebirds, Osprey and various waterfowl.

Fishing is great in the crystal clear waters for, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout, King Salmon, Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and Silver Salmon.


Moveable Camps We have complete moveable camps. Our large KITCHEN TENT affords us shade and shelter. We have folding directors chairs with back rests in camp & a dinner table. During the day you can sit in these chairs in the raft. We camp right at great fishing holes. It�s a wonderful way to see the country, wildlife, fish and enjoy the wilderness in comfort. We have portable shower for your use.

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We have operated trips on over 40 different rivers in Alaska since 1978.  Our goal is: �To take you to the best stream at the best time to be there.� We match your fishing interests to the wide variety of rivers in Alaska. All summer long we have fantastic rivers with fresh runs of salmon, Rainbows, Char & Grayling!
Book Now - "What the guide charges, is what you will pay and nothing extra. No middleman fees ~ book direct or contact the guide today!"
John Openshaw ~ President,
USD $ 3,790.00 Alagnak River 8 days
USD $ 4,300.00 Aniakchak River 8 days
USD $ 4,200.00 HulaHula River 8 days
USD $ 3,890.00 Kanektok River 9 days
USD $ 3,790.00 King Salmon River 8 days
USD $ 3,300.00 Lake Creek 6 days
USD $ 3,690.00 Rainbow River 7 days
USD $ 3,790.00 Salmon River 8 days
USD $ 3,300.00 Talachulitna River 6 days
USD $ 3,790.00 Upper Nushagak River 8 days

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"Ripley is one of the finest guides I have had the honor to meet and hire. His passion and knowledge of nature, the environment and the very essence of friendship, complimented even more to my fly fishing experience and no doubt - to each future client - that will have the opportunity to fish with Ripley. He is truly a credit to his profession and the Environment. Those wishing to experience Denmark could not be in better hands."
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