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Old 07-21-2011, 06:41 PM
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Anyone here got any do it yourself flyfishing tips for Alaska they would like to share. We have never been and are trying to figure out the best way to do this for us.Thanks.

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Richard,

There are a number of books available, like the Highway Angler if you are a DIY type of person.

We can also help if you give a better idea of what you are looking for on your trip, and when you will be here.

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Check Ard's Alaska section out and ask your questions there...

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Here you go, read through the Alaska threads and then ask specific questions you might still have: Alaska General Discussion - The North American Fly Fishing Forum

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Hi Richard,

I moved your thread over to the Alaska Forum.

Fishing Alaska as a do-it-yourself trip is not easy unless you spend some money. If I was going to do a drive and fish trip I think that Wyoming or Montana would be a better choice.

There is some good fishing in British Columbia if you drive to Alaska. I am hoping you are planning this for next year as you need to do a lot of planning. A do it your self float trip would be a good way to go but it ups your cost and you need camping skills and rowing skills. You can charter a ride to a spot and fish there but if you miss the fish or you are at the wrong place, you may not catch many fish.

The first think you should do is figure out what fish you want to catch. Are you interested in Trout or is Salmon more important? Then figure out a trip that presents the best chances to catch the target fish.

So give us some info on what you have in mind. Are you driving or flying to Alaska? If you fly to Alaska you might consider a destination like Kink Salmon or Kodiak instead of Anchorage. Will you have a boat if you drive?

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Thank you Frank and everyone else.
We would definetly be flying to Alaska. We were thinking about a float trip but our white water rafting skills are zero. We have kayak paddling skills but not in rough water. Tent camping in rough areas are not a problem though. We are not looking for the cheap way out but we do not like spending our money with guides who take different people to the same place everyday. That is just not us.
We were looking to catch some Sockeyes and Rainbows.
Frank, I see you are in central Fl. are you near Ocala?
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Richard,

Sockeye are in now and will be good into early August by then there will be silver salmon. You will fare well with silvers as they are a bit more aggressive and come after a fly well. I can help you with some info if you will PM to me. Tell me how many will be in your group and the date arriving & departing please.

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