Fly Fishing Overview
Wild Alaska provides anglers access to a variety of fly fishing opportunities Seasonally, all 5 species of Pacific Salmon can be pursued in saltwater, in addition to a variety of Rockfish, Pacific Halibut and Lingcod. This unusual and exciting slant on fly fishing offers the chance to catch varieties seldom available to fly fisherman. Salt water fly fishing often requires different and sometimes unconventional approaches to the sport, but the results can be incredible! With plenty of room for fish to run combined with potentially huge fish, it makes for an exciting experience.
During early spring, focus on world class fly fishing for wild Steelhead in remote coastal streams and in late summer, you can find numerous secluded streams holding thousands of salmon. Dolly Varden and Cut throat are also available.
If you are looking for world class fly fishing for wild Steelhead, Wild Alaska has the answer. Wild Alaska has partnered with long time Alaskan outfitter and guide, Dan Roope to bring the finest Alaskan wild steelhead fishing adventure to our guests. During late April and early May, you can fish remote, streams of the Tongass Nationa Forest for wild Alaskan steelhead. Fishing “New Zealand “ style, sight cast in areas under limited use permits secured from the USFS. 2 to 1 guide ratio guarantees you will have all the help you need to find the fish of a lifetime. Our guides have worked these waters for decades and know how to find fish. Rainbow, cutthroat, brook trout and Dolly Varden are also seasonally available in fresh water.
Wild Alaska’s guides are proud to use the best fly gear in the world from Loop. 8 and 9 foot, 8 and 9 weight rods for steelhead. Floating 5/6 or 8/9 with or without optional sink tips. 10 and 20 lb tapered leaders.
6 day Spring Steelhead excursions: $5950 per person
All departures are from Wrangell, Alaska.
Serviced twice daily by Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 service from Seattle.
Sunday Departure, Friday return.
For more details about Dan Roope’s Southeast Alaska FlyFishing, go to: www.seakflyfishing.com
Email [email protected]
Fresh Water Species Guide
Dolly Varden : Fresh Water
Season: Year-Round, Peak May – October
Steelhead : Fresh Water
Season: May – October
Saltwater fly fishing
If you want to experience the excitement of salt-water fly fishing, just let us know. We have dates and trips to accommodate you. We can show you how to catch Halibut, Rockfish and maybe even a Lingcod on a fly! Huge schools of rockfish inhabit the rock piles and reefs of southeast Alaska. Casting a fly to these aggressive fish is an absolute blast! Saltwater salmon fishing can be great. We target kings, coho, pinks and chums by sight casting near shore. “Hunting” for these fish is exciting and the strikes are bone crunching! All salmon are seasonal so be sure to ask when to expect the best.