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FLY FISHING Alaska 2013
Royal Wolf Lodge  August 1 - Aug 10, 2013

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Experience the Last Frontier - Are you like I the type who can still lie awake at night dreaming about that supersonic rainbow and the one that got away?  If so and you have never been to Alaska, then this may be the year to treat yourself !  I was initially attracted to this lodge because Bruce Johnson, owner of Bristol Bay Sportfishing through 2006 with whom I have taken my previous 5 trips dating back to 1990, has been flying for the Branham's at Royal Wolf for the past 2 years and recommends them highly.  The more I have learned about the Branham's operation, the more convinced I have become that this trip will ranks among the best Alaska trips, and certainly among the prime rainbow destinations ever.
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Target:  The main fishing pursuit here will be rainbows, and big ones at that.  From the lodge situated at the mouth of Nonvianik Lake, where the Nonvianik River begins its flow into the world famous Kvichak River which flows into Bristol Bay, we will fly out to the wide variety of rivers in this region.  If you want a chance to catch good-size, hard-fighting rainbow, enjoy beautiful scenery from the last frontier, and develop friendships with guides and group members, you will have a great time on this trip.

Lodge:  Royal Wolf Lodge is situated on a 120-acre retreat overlooking several small lakes.  It offers double occupancy cabins, each of which includes a full bath and its own picturesque view.  The comfortable main lodge provides you with a warm and friendly atmosphere.  At the end of a day we can enjoy the camaraderie of shared experiences, an open bar and a warm fire.  The lodge has its own Finnish sauna. 

Because of the short season, the guides and lodges are anxious to know our group size, which we will cap at 6 total unless we can secure a couple more spots.  We already have two committed and two others seriously interested, plus yours truly.  If you are interested and have not told me so, let's talk asap.  Please give me a call if you do have an interest and we can discuss additional details with you personally.

If you have a larger party and these dates do not suit, please let me know and I'll check with the lodge owners asap.  They have a lot of dates blocked out but some are negotiable.
 

A brief summary of our itinerary.

  • Thurs Aug 1, 2013  Day 1 Fly to Anchorage.  Overnight and dinner in Anchorage.
     

  • Friday Aug 2  Charter flight from Anchorage to Royal Wolf Lodge
     

  • Saturday Aug 3 - Thursday Aug 8  Float/wade fish rivers in Novianuk River, Alagnak River and Kukaklek Lake region
     

  • Friday Sep 9 Return to AnchorageOvernight in Anchorage. 
     

  • Saturday Sep 10 - Return Home from Anchorage

     

Trip price:  $7950 per person double occupancy (excluding Anchorage overnights and dinners).  If you want Anchorage overnight and dinner included let me now and I will notify you of the rate later.

Deposit: 
50% down (cash or check);  balance due June 1.  Charter fee (see below) due June 1.

Included:  Lodging and meals at Royal Wolf lodge including beer and wine.  Guided fishing trips each day; Fly-outs each day; fishing licenses in Alaska.



Not included:  Airfare to and from Anchorage; charter from Anchorage to Igiugig (estimated $595 round trip, payable on final day of trip to Royal Wolf;  waiting to hear from Royal Wolf for final 2013 rate on charter);  Gratuities for guides and staff (allow 10% or $795 per person); alcoholic beverages.

Rates above do not include double occupancy overnight and meals at the Millennium hotel in Anchorage on 8/1 and 8/9--a great place to tune up and wind down for the trip with its full-sized grizzly and polar bears* in the lobby overlooking Lake Hood.   It is essential we stay in Anchorage the incoming night of 8/1.  If you are diehard and wish to take the redeye back on Sat 8/9, please let me know.

Total availability: 7 slots - 4 already taken = 3 known available  

* Mounts of course-you'll see enough grizzlies on the trip.

 ^ Royal Wolf Lodge has Wireless internet in the main lodge.
 

 

       

 
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