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.
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
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
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 Anchorage.
Overnight in Anchorage.
Saturday Sep 10
- Return Home from Anchorage
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.
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
* Mounts of course-you'll see enough grizzlies on the trip.
^ Royal Wolf Lodge has Wireless internet
in the main lodge.