All About Fishing Lodge Vacations

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VIDEO: A tour of the Lodge Details Page

In two minutes we'll show every feature of a lodge's Details Page. If you're looking for a  Northwest fishing vacation in Kenai, Kodiak, Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, Bristol Bay or anywhere else in Alaska, BC, Yukon, Oregon, or Canada's Northwest Territories, fishlodges.com has all the information you're looking for. All lodges and fishing resorts are searchable and presented consistently so it's easy to compare lodges apples-to-apples, and find your ideal fishing vacation.

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Fly Fishing the Bristol Bay Watershed

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

The Bristol Bay area encompasses such a large area that it is actually hard to comprehend. It is approximately 40,000 square miles. This is about the size of the entire state of Ohio! This region also has hundreds of streams, lakes, and rivers that all empty into Bristol Bay. It runs from the Togiak River system to the West all the way around to the Ugashik River System to the South. This area has the largest wild salmon population in the world! The sockeye salmon are the most numerous of the salmon species and number in the millions. Some years they have returns in the 50 plus million range!

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Tips for Finding a Great SpinCast Reel

Our friends over at fishinghugger.com have put together a great "foolproof" guide for choosing the right spincast reel. They cover the basics of what to consider when choosing a reel, profile 5 different reels with pros and cons, and finally state their pick for the best spincast reel, all things considered.

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Fly Fishing for Trophy Rainbow Trout

by John Perry of Angler's Alibi

There are so many lodges and do it yourself areas in Alaska that boast about catching "Trophy Alaska Rainbows". So...What constitutes a "Trophy Alaska Rainbow"?

Truth is, just like the lower 48, they are not a dime a dozen. The next question is, what is a true trophy for Alaska standards?

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Angler’s Guide: Fly Fishing Gear

Fly fishing is a classic American pastime. While there are dozens of flies, lines, leaders, rods, reels, vests and boots out there, you don’t have to spend your entire life savings on fly fishing gear. Here are the essentials: 

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And a River Runs Through It: Musings of a Man Mesmerized by the Wild and Scenic Alagnak River

Written by Wayne McGee of Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

Wild landscapes that span tundra, forests, lakes and mountains. Home to the largest population of brown bears on the planet!  Majestic beasts that are drawn to the abundant salmon of this mighty river.  Flowing out of the Katmai National Park and into Bristol Bay, a Land of Volcanoes and home to the The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, an area of lava flows and ash formed by a massive volcanic eruption of over a century ago. And the river flows through it.  Always moving, always giving you a different perspective on this savagely awe-inspiring land!

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Fishing Tips for Alaska Rainbow Trout

Tips from a pro—John Perry from Angler’s Alibi

The Alaska trout are by far the real deal when it comes to size of the fish in comparison to it's fight. If you have ever seen Tie Domi fight back in his NHL days, you would understand the comparison. He was short, but strong enough to take on anyone in the league regardless of their size. A 16" Alaska rainbow trout can pull around a 20" trout from the lower 48 with ease. They are just stronger, and it comes from pure genetics and diet.

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Sportfishing in Canada's Northwest Territories

Canada’s Northwest Territories is a great area of land scattered with countless expanses of fresh water. This Northern Frontier is scarcely populated and made up of mostly untamed wilderness. There are colossal rivers, trickling streams and hundreds of lakes, most without names, that are teaming with fish. With so much water and so few people, the fishing is fantastic and you’ll likely get the all the fishing you want, all to yourself, on your Northwest Territories fishing vacation.

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