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Fly Fishing Alaska

Tuesday, 28 April 2015  |  Simon

With its small, clear streams and sensational wild landscapes, the Talaheim region is a place area to head for when it comes to fly fishing in Alaska. Around 85 miles from Anchorage, in the foothills of the Alaska Range, you will be able to have fishing trips by boat, or flights to isolated waters by helicopter and float plane.

You can wade in the crystal clear rivers and streams and you can easily catch salmon as well as large rainbow with fly rods. There are opportunities, too for heli-fishing (popular in New Zealand) which will get you to beautifully clear streams ideal for casting a #5 weight rod with dry line to three to seven pound trout and char.

By mid-July king salmon enter the tributary streams to spawn and that spawn draws out the area’s hungry resident predator fish. And a spawning salmon will go for any line you toss behind it. You can expect a mixture of energetic waters to peaceful pools and lakes which have been carved out by glaciers. Expect to find Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, grayling, dolly varden and northern pike when you're fly fishing here.

 
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