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Fly Selection for Alaska Rainbow Trout

by John Perry of 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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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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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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