Choosing from among the best fly fishing lodges & camps in Alaska
Alaska is larger than Texas, Montana, and California combined. The state sells over 269,955. out-of-state fishing licenses each year and another 338,613-plus to residents. Alaska fishing is legendary and the understandable focal point for every serious trout and salmon fisherman at some time in his or her life. But, as any Alaskan will tell you, if there’s a road to any river in the state, it’ll be as crowded as any spot in the lower 48.
The solution is to add a plane to your tool kit, and Alaska is full of fly-in lodges that cater to anglers. Every one of those places will tell you they’re “the best”. Of course, only a few are correct.
The Fly Shop® travel team is the recognized authority on Alaska fly fishing, and we have a terrific portfolio of lodges and camps, with something for everyone. They represent a wonderful cross-section of angling interests and a broad range of price options.
New on Alaska’s king and salmon horizon is Lava Creek Lodge, a small lodge on one of our 49th state’s most isolated and productive sea run fisheries. You can smell the sea salt from this unpretentious riverside lodge and the silver bright fish arriving on every tide are red hot and plentiful!
Fact: On Oct. 18, 1867, The United States formally took possession of the state of Alaska. This came after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, less than 2 cents per acre. William Henry Seward, an expansionist secretary under President Andrew Johnson, advocated for the purchase.