Ever think about a trip to Alaska? Caddis Fly Shop customer, Jim Reichman is looking for a few anglers to accompany his group on a trip to the Kisaralik River. Jim has graciously given all the details regarding the trip. Please contact Jim directly if you have any questions. Read below for further details and information.
“A Kisaralik River Alaska float trip offers the unparalleled fishing that we experienced up here 25+ years ago. This is a pristine wilderness river, consistently providing Alaska rainbow trout and salmon fly fishing that is off the charts. The only way to truly access the potential of the Kisaralik River is to float it; there are no lodges on the river. For this reason we rarely see other people out there, making the Kisaralik River ideal for an Alaska wilderness fly fishing float trip.
Our Kisaralik River Alaska float trips start with a DeHavilland Beaver flight from the community of Bethel, taking us across the tundra and into the mountains, 110 miles to Kisaralik Lake. From there our Alaska rafting and fishing adventure continues 80 miles down the river to the west, through the Kilbuck Mountains. The scenery is varied and beautiful and wildlife abound: bear, caribou, wolf, moose, beaver, waterfowl; even wolverine. The solitude is complete; perfect campsites are readily available, and at our secret locations incredible Alaska fly fishing lies just outside the door of your tent.
A Kisaralik River Alaska float trip provides a variety of fishing experiences: pools, “aquariums”, holes, back channels, spawning beds, pot holes, log jams, tail outs, sweepers, root balls and a variety of holding waters loaded with beautiful rainbow trout, dolly varden, arctic char and grayling. Major runs of Alaska king salmon , chum and silver salmon provide sport fishing opportunities and later give nourishment to the jaw dropping numbers of very large rainbow trout that reside in the Kisaralik (commonly caught at 16-24 inches, occasionally up to 26+ inches). Not only is this a great river for mousing big ‘bows, but the silver salmon will consistently rise to surface flies. This is a one of a kind Alaska float trip”
Note: This adventure has been termed an “intimate” trip, which is similar to many of the wilderness float/fish trips in Alaska. That is, all of the gear is carried in the anglers’ rafts – there is no bag boat that precedes the anglers downriver to set up camp. Anglers will be expected to provide some assistance setting up and taking down camp, and there is one very short portage where everyone will help move the equipment.
2 – 4 anglers invited
Kisaralik River, Alaska Float/Fish
August 20-27, 2016
– 80 river miles, 8 days, 7 nights
– $4,600, based on double occupancy
– Silvers, Rainbows, Grayling, Dolly Varden, Char
– Scenery, solitude, wildlife abound
– Variety of fishing – pools, holes, back channels,
log jams, root balls, tailouts, holding water
– Depart from Bethel
We need 2 additional anglers for the trip to go, and prefer 4 additional. Interested?
Contact Jim Reichman