Arctic Grayling & Rainbow Flyfishing Trip

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Detailed Description:

Salmon fishing in Alaska is usually of the “combat” variety.  This term means you’ll often be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the next guy, casting to the fish that snuck by every angler downstream of you.  Our guided flyfishing trips for rainbow trout, dolly varden and arctic grayling are the perfect way to escape the crowds of the salmon fishing scene and try your hand a much more relaxed, strategic type of fishing.  We’ll provide hip boots and rod and reel and take you to one of our best flyfishing destinations.  Our expert guides will teach you how to cast a fly, and we’ll fish for the aforementioned species in relative peace and solitude.  You’ll experience the satisfaction of knowing you’ve outsmarted a beautiful trout or grayling, the appreciation of the opportunity to hold him, then return him safely to the river, where he’ll live to bite another day.  A word of caution:  flyfishing is proven to be addictive.  Many who experience it are never able to look at a river again without longing to put a fly on it to see what lies beneath the surface.


An Alaska Adventure guide will pick your group up at your hotel at the arranged time the day of your fishing trip. 

Depending on how far from Anchorage we’re fishing, we’ll be on the river between 3 & 5 hours. 

You can expect to be back at your hotel between 3 & 5pm.

Anchorage Area Fly Fishing Notes:

  • Purchasing your fishing license: State of Alaska fishing regulations require everyone over the age of 15 years old to have a sport fishing license. You’ll want to purchase a one-day non-resident sport fishing license for every angler over 15.  A King Salmon stamp is not always necessary. 
  • A fishing license must be signed to be valid.  The most convenient way of doing this is by using the check box to DIGITALLY SIGN your license during the purchase process. Alternatively, you can take a screenshot of your digital license and sign it in your photo editing app.
  • With flight schedule changes happening more and more frequently, we recommend waiting until you’re confident you’ll make it to Anchorage in time for your scheduled trip before you purchase your fishing license.
  • Because we fish several places over a wide geographic area, you’ll want to be prepared for varying weather conditions.
  • Dress in layers.  When the weather turns out a little different than forecast, the sun comes out, or wind picks up, the ability to adjust to the conditions can make your time at the river much more enjoyable.
  • Bring a small backpack or other means of carrying the few things you may want to keep available while we’re out, a hat, polarized sunglasses, water bottle and your preferred bug spray and sunscreen for example.
  • Bring your shades.  It can be bright on the river, with the sun’s rays reflecting from every direction.  Polarized sunglasses will help you see fish through the glare of the water’s surface.  A hat with a bill can help keep the sun out of your eyes and ease the eye strain from a long day watching the water. 
  • We’ll have bottled water, bug spray and sunscreen in the van.  You’re welcome to bring your preferred variety.
  • Feel free to give us a call if you have additional questions or concerns.

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Trout & Grayling Fly Fishing Trip FAQs

Trout and grayling fishing in Southcentral Alaska is open from late May through October.
An Arctic Grayling is a freshwater fish of the salmon family, found mainly in the Arctic Regions of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia, in addition to a few areas in the western United States where they have been stocked. Our wild Alaskan Arctic Grayling are among the most exciting and hardest-fighting graylings available! They readily take a fly and are an absolute blast to catch on relatively light flyfishing gear!
This is primarily a fly fishing trip. We have limited spinning gear available, but we have found that with a few minutes of guidance, most people find flyfishing less complex than they had believed and more productive for catching rainbow trout and arctic grayling than other methods, including spinning gear.
This is a catch-and-release fishing trip. We love catching these fish and are happy to return them to their environment after the thrill of the fight to thrive and grow bigger and more challenging for our subsequent encounter! Regulations often allow limited opportunities to catch and keep, to eat these fish if you’re so inclined. Please check with us in advance for more information.
Alaska Adventure Guides offers walk-in fishing trips only. We drive to within easy walking distance of some of the best fishing spots in Southcentral Alaska. We provide hip boots so you can wade into the water at the river’s edge to get you to where the fish are.

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