As in the past couple of years, I will be travelling with my 16 year old son, Tristan, who has absolutely loved this trip. If you have a kid, spouse, family member or friend that you want to get into fly fishing and bring, there is no better place!
The Kanektok is a very special river in terms of king fishing. It is unique amongst other Alaskan rivers in that not only does it provide the opportunity to catch chrome bright fish close to the ocean, but they are in water that makes them very accessible with a fly rod, (swinging technique in particular).
Reel Action Alaska operates as a full service tent lodge that has been designed to provide guests with all the comforts needed for living in the bush. The location of the lodge (1 mile from tide water) was carefully chosen to provide our guests a front row seat to the freshest chrome bright fly fishing action in Alaska. One thing I like about this camp, that is rare in the fly fishing "trip" world, is that each guest has their own room and tent - a nice perk if you find sleep hard when sharing with a snorer - as I do!
A fresh 38lb King I caught in June 2017
In addition, this late June time has some incredible fly fishing for leopard rainbow trout particularly on mouse patterns, leeches, dries and sculpin patterns, so bring a light Switch rod, or a single-handed rod. Also, the early Chum salmon are in the river, and they are unbelievably strong - their power will stagger you, and they are an incredible species to catch on the fly.
The all inclusive trip package includes transportation from Quinhagak to the lodge by jet boat, all lodging, meals, rods, reels, custom flies, terminal tackle, vacuum packing of fish, fish box, and a DVD of pictures and videos from your trip. For more details and for final full trip costs, contact Steve Olufsen at "firstname.lastname@example.org", or phone 585-568-7335.
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The Mighty Kanektok.
Tristan with one of his many Chum
In 2019 I am once again hosting a trip to Alaska to fish the Kanektok river. I rarely go back to the same place twice in a row, yet alone 3 times in a row, but this has been such an incredible experience that I just have to go back again! My 2019 dates have been selected to coincide with the main run of the largest, freshest Kings in the river. The dates for this year's trip, again with Reel Action Fly Fishing, is 21st to 28th June. Having been to the Kanektok a week earlier in 2017 and caught some beasts, I know this is about as good as it gets!