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Alaska's Premier Fly Fishing Source

A Big River with Big RainbowsIn the waning evening sun, football-shaped fish burst suddenly on the surface hunting in packs. Chasing the frenzy downstream, birds swarm and scavenge for panicked, herring-sized sockeye smolt. My fly, a size 2 blue and white Deceiver, is an easy target, and I throw...
During the summer of 2018, Bristol Bay saw the largest return of sockeye salmon in recorded history. Over 63 million sockeye returned to the rivers of Bristol Bay. In Alaska, lots of salmon means lots of bears. On a 9 day float trip we saw 56 different bears. 24 hours a day these bears are working...
Rockfish caught on the Mega Clouser Minnow in Prince William Sound by Gavin Blood. The state of Alaska presents us with an array of fish that you can catch on the fly. Fly anglers typically think of big rainbow trout, arctic char, and salmon... But, there is a whole ocean full of fish to catch out...
Brad Elfers and Dave McKenna with a double king on the swing in Southeast Alaska. KINGS: DOING THE SWINGSwinging for kings isn’t a dance from the 1930’s, nor is it a hush-hush party for adults. Swinging for kings is one of the most exciting and rewarding ways to fly fish for king salmon. King...
Well, we are truly humbled and want to thank each and every one of our customers through the years. This year, we celebrate 20 years in the fly fishing business. Through these years we have worked to create an inviting fly shop, equipped with local knowledge and support for anglers getting into...
This fall we decided to host our first ever photo contest, focused on one of the most used flies in Alaska - The Dolly Llama. Well, from near and far we received dozens of photos of the Dolly Llama in action... The most difficult part was sitting down and deciding on the winners. After much deliberation,...
Let's have a little conversation about our most beloved fly, the Dolly Llama. With it's beauty, and it's lack of grace, this fly catches fish like there is no tomorrow. From slab silvers to massive fall rainbows & Dollies, steelhead, brown trout and countless more species, the Dolly Llama cleans...

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Fly Fishing in Alaska for the first time Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.
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