1. Be mindful of hook size. Some mouse patterns employ very large size 2 and 4 gap hooks with Northern Pike or larger game fish in mind. With a hook that size, it can be fatal for trout. A smaller hook accommodates a smaller mouse pattern. Which is an appropriate imitation for the actual size rodents that trout eat. In… Read More
Orvis Safe Passage® Carry It All ($179) – This is the ultimate piece of luggage for the serious fly fisher who comes prepared. If your loved one travels with 5-6 rods, reels, various fly lines, fly boxes, tools, and other essentials this is a fantastic gift. From saltwater exploration to luxury Alaska lodge, this “carry it all” case is the… Read More
Don’t touch the reel! Most anglers are not used to the power that come with our Kvichak Rainbow Trout. And, the tendency is to try and stop these runaway freight trains on their initial runs by palming or grabbing the reel. This is usually a recipe for disaster for both the prospect of landing the fish and your knuckles. Let… Read More
After wrapping up the 20th season at Alaska’s Sportsman’s Lodge, Brian Kraft reflects on the lodge’s beginnings and the many people that made ASL what it is today.
Katmai National Park plays host to one of the largest concentrations of brown bears on planet Earth. All the footage in this short was filmed in one day on Katmai’s Morraine Creek. Bear viewing is certainly part of the Alaska experience alongside our diverse fishing program. Contact us and learn more about what we do at Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge.