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Alaska Red Salmon (Sockeye) Fly Fishing Trips - Kenai River, Alaska

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Red Salmon (Sockeye) Fishing - Fly Fishing Trips

For your next guided fly fishing trip, our lodge provides access to some of the best salmon fly fishing in the world.  You don't even need to hire a guide for the trip.  The best fly fishing is directly at the lodge.  The best way to catch red Salmon is fly fishing and up to one million go directly past the lodge.  If you do not know how, we can hire you a guide for one trip and they will teach you about fly fishing for Reds.  After that, you won't need a guide and you can do your own fly fishing at the lodge.  Our lodge, provides much more privacy than any public fly fishing area.  However, if you want even more privacy, we can arrange a guide for you for any number and variety of fly fishing trips into the Kenai River's wilderness.  So, for your next fly fishing trip, stay at our lodge and you can try fly fishing for salmon with or without a guide.

In addition to fly fishing for trout and Dolly Varden, in July there is excellent fly fishing directly at the lodge.  In this case, we are specifically referring to Red Salmon.  The best way to catch red Salmon is using flies.  The kind of fly is not critical, the only important thing is that the fly flow with the current near the bottom.  Red salmon do not strike a fly, it is up to the angler to get the fly into the mouth of the fish swimming upstream, it does take great technique which must be learned.  Once again, you can use either fly fishing gear or spinning gear.


Red Salmon are as acrobatic as can get.  These fish which go up to a maximum of about fourteen pounds, routinely break 30 pound test.  Last July at the lodge, I hooked 100 of these amazing fishing in one evening in about two hours of fishing.  I only landed around 10 (I released most of them) and many times these fish just snapped my 30 pound test.  That is Reds fishing!  The next evening I hooked about 70.  I use a 10 wt. fly rod and a real with heavy drag.  Even then, palming is absolutely necessary.  An 8 wt. rod is a good minimum.

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