Alaska Fly Fishing Charters

Alaska Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Alaska

Fly Fishing in Alaska

When you think of the best fishing spots for Salmon and Trout, a few places come to mind. Add fly fishing to your requirements, and your list is suddenly much smaller. And at the top of that list? Alaska, of course! Whatever your experience level, an Alaska fly fishing trip is exactly what you need this summer. The out of this world fly fishing opportunities on offer here will spoil you when it comes to fishing anywhere else.

Experience true escapism in Alaska by opting to stay in one of the many fishing lodges located along the water. Most of these can’t even be accessed by boat or car, and will see you flying in directly to beautiful, remote locations. Most lodges will fly you to different rivers each day, too. Now that’s the way to do a fishing-vacation!

Where to Fish

Alaska is huge, with legendary fishing on offer. When deciding where to fish, there’s no right or wrong answer here. There are countless rivers to wet a line in, all of varying prominence and popularity. Generally, if there’s road access to the river, it’s going to be busy and full of other anglers. If you’re looking for solitude when fishing, you’ll need to head to more remote spots.

Some of the most renowned places include the Kenai River, Bristol Bay, Copper River, and so many more. Fly fishing is at the front of all anglers’ minds here, and you’ll discover that some rivers are fly fishing only.

What to Expect

Each species has its own season, as well as recommended techniques and fishing gear that’ll give you the highest chance of reeling them in.

June is the beginning of Salmon season, with King and Sockeye starting to show up. July continues with Chum Salmon, and August is all about Pink Salmon. Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, and Lake Trout can all be caught from June to October. 

How to Prepare

Make sure you  match your flies to their hatch seasons. An experienced captain can help you with this. 

Most fishing charters will have fishing gear, flies, waders, and food for you on their trips. If you’re bringing your own equipment, keep an eye on the total weight, especially if you’re flying in. 

The rod size varies depending on which species you’re targeting, and when. A 6 wt rod is great for Rainbow Trout, but King Salmon will need a 10 wt rod.

Non-residents over 18 will need to buy a freshwater fishing license before they cast off. If you’re targeting King Salmon, remember to get the additional stamp needed to keep them. Keep an eye on local changing regulations for each body of water, as these can differ annually

You’ll need to bring sunscreen, polarized amber sunglasses, mosquito repellant, and wading shoes (no felt soles). If you have space, pack your windproof fingerless fishing gloves, too.

Alaska is the place to get off the beaten track and enjoy the ultimate wilderness adventure, with a comfy bed to fall into at the end of a long day of fishing.

Whether you have years of fishing experience or want to try fly fishing for the first time, everyone is welcome and will appreciate the natural beauty here. Head out this summer for an Alaska fly fishing adventure you’ll never forget!

Alaska
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in Alaska

I highly recommend going on this trip!! We took a small cooler with drinks and snacks and sunscreen! Also the weather went from hot and sunny to drops of rain to warm again, so we were very glad we brought sweatshirts/hoodies and or light rain jacket just in case!! Take lots of pictures and just keep casting!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend going on this trip!! We took a small cooler with drinks and snacks and sunscreen! Also the weather went from hot and sunny to drops of rain to warm again, so we were very glad we brought sweatshirts/hoodies and or light rain jacket just in case!! Take lots of pictures and just keep casting!!!
Discover Alaskan Adventures – Salmon
Discover Alaskan Adventures – Salmon
We had just come from Soldotna the day before and the fishing was insane. So virtually nothing we could have done this day, would have compared to a massive sockeye run that had just hit yesterday 50 miles away, while we were in Copper Landing. Just the timing of the runs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had just come from Soldotna the day before and the fishing was insane. So virtually nothing we could have done this day, would have compared to a massive sockeye run that had just hit yesterday 50 miles away, while we were in Copper Landing. Just the timing of the runs.
Kenai River Trout Anglers
Kenai River Trout Anglers
This was an 8 hour trip and when we first went out, the water was very choppy. So it was a rough ride but more importantly, when the boat stops to begin fishing, the rocking motion may be hard for some to adjust too. Just make sure you prepare for motion sickness. The boat is very clean, has a toilet and the Capt. and deckhand are very nice. Bring some snacks and drinks and catch some fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was an 8 hour trip and when we first went out, the water was very choppy. So it was a rough ride but more importantly, when the boat stops to begin fishing, the rocking motion may be hard for some to adjust too. Just make sure you prepare for motion sickness. The boat is very clean, has a toilet and the Capt. and deckhand are very nice. Bring some snacks and drinks and catch some fish!
Homer Fishing Addiction
Homer Fishing Addiction
The time we went was when hardly anyone was catching Salmon, it wasn’t just our boat, the fish either weren’t there or they just weren’t biting.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The time we went was when hardly anyone was catching Salmon, it wasn’t just our boat, the fish either weren’t there or they just weren’t biting.
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot
Always be prepared for weather changes. Realize this is a "fishing" charter, not a "catching" charter. Know the guides WANT you to catch fish and they are acutely aware that your experience in their office dictates future business so they want happy fished up customers. Be prepared, polite and fun and you will get that back in spades from them. If something isn't the way you want it, ask for a change and keep an open mind.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always be prepared for weather changes. Realize this is a "fishing" charter, not a "catching" charter. Know the guides WANT you to catch fish and they are acutely aware that your experience in their office dictates future business so they want happy fished up customers. Be prepared, polite and fun and you will get that back in spades from them. If something isn't the way you want it, ask for a change and keep an open mind.
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka
Get ready for an upper body workout when fishing. Take Dramamine, or similar, the night before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for an upper body workout when fishing. Take Dramamine, or similar, the night before.
BLN Fishing Charters
BLN Fishing Charters
Weather was cold and rainy. Dress appropriately with good rain gear if rain is forecast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was cold and rainy. Dress appropriately with good rain gear if rain is forecast
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Well it rained on and off so we didn’t catch as many as we thought but still were satisfied with our catch. This was our second fishing trip but first time fishing on Juneau. Our last trip was out of Ketchikan.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well it rained on and off so we didn’t catch as many as we thought but still were satisfied with our catch. This was our second fishing trip but first time fishing on Juneau. Our last trip was out of Ketchikan.
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
I know that the haul is usually much greater than we experienced but that's ok. That's how fishing goes. We appreciate that they tried by changing locations and rigs several times.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I know that the haul is usually much greater than we experienced but that's ok. That's how fishing goes. We appreciate that they tried by changing locations and rigs several times.
Alaska Affordable Adventures
Alaska Affordable Adventures
The king salmon were still around, so we're the halibut. The pinks had not started yet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The king salmon were still around, so we're the halibut. The pinks had not started yet.
Ketchikan Salmon and Halibut Fishing Charters
Ketchikan Salmon and Halibut Fishing Charters
Enjoy the process and stay patient. Flossing is not for the feint of heart!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the process and stay patient. Flossing is not for the feint of heart!
Discover Alaskan Adventures – Salmon
Discover Alaskan Adventures – Salmon
Cannot plan around the weather. We had rainy-windy day. Could not get out into the big water due to small craft advisory. We still caught our limit of halibut & salmon. Plus we landed a good mess of nice Pacific Cod & Rockfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cannot plan around the weather. We had rainy-windy day. Could not get out into the big water due to small craft advisory. We still caught our limit of halibut & salmon. Plus we landed a good mess of nice Pacific Cod & Rockfish.
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka
Chris was AWESOME!!! Great with the kids and really worked hard to make sure we had a good time. It wasn’t a good day for fishing - seas were rough and it was cold and rainy, but he made sure we could catch fish. I really appreciate his professionalism and hard work to make sure we caught fish and that our kids had a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Chris was AWESOME!!! Great with the kids and really worked hard to make sure we had a good time. It wasn’t a good day for fishing - seas were rough and it was cold and rainy, but he made sure we could catch fish. I really appreciate his professionalism and hard work to make sure we caught fish and that our kids had a good time.
The Alaska Catch – 23' Boat
The Alaska Catch – 23' Boat
Plan for any weather…we had beautiful sunny weather, but the very next day was cold and drizzly all day! Trust your captain…I have deep-sea fished 16x and this guy was the best guide I’ve ever had. He really knows what he’s doing. Fish or not, have fun and enjoy the experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for any weather…we had beautiful sunny weather, but the very next day was cold and drizzly all day! Trust your captain…I have deep-sea fished 16x and this guy was the best guide I’ve ever had. He really knows what he’s doing. Fish or not, have fun and enjoy the experience!
Ketchikan Sport Fishing Charters
Ketchikan Sport Fishing Charters
layers for clothes however once u get on fish you won't need them!. bring snacks and a camera! this was an awesome trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
layers for clothes however once u get on fish you won't need them!. bring snacks and a camera! this was an awesome trip!
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Bring a coat. The air coming off that water is substantially cooler than the surface air which was already cool.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a coat. The air coming off that water is substantially cooler than the surface air which was already cool.
Reel Alaska Fishing Charters 1-5px
Reel Alaska Fishing Charters 1-5px
Besides the epic fishing moments, the experiences of the beauty and how majestic this place is, you MUST visit this town soon~ LIFE is too short my friends?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Besides the epic fishing moments, the experiences of the beauty and how majestic this place is, you MUST visit this town soon~ LIFE is too short my friends?
Destination Alaska Adventure Co. – Endeavor
Destination Alaska Adventure Co. – Endeavor
Make sure to find out how long you will be out, and I the fish you are targeting are around.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure to find out how long you will be out, and I the fish you are targeting are around.
Homer Fishing Addiction
Homer Fishing Addiction
Caught several rainbow over 20 inches and were hooking fish all day, but also accidentally hooked a king salmon. The guide quickly unhooked him and had him released gently in under a minute. I was really impressed with the respect and conservation mindset he showed. We saw 3 more Kings jumping out of the water and we left the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Caught several rainbow over 20 inches and were hooking fish all day, but also accidentally hooked a king salmon. The guide quickly unhooked him and had him released gently in under a minute. I was really impressed with the respect and conservation mindset he showed. We saw 3 more Kings jumping out of the water and we left the area.
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Rain suit, dramamine, and warm clothes. Fishing was good, weather was miserable
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Rain suit, dramamine, and warm clothes. Fishing was good, weather was miserable
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot

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