Category Archives: Guide Advice


Perfect Photos (in less than perfect weather)

It’s time for that dream photo trip to Alaska! You’ve decided to go in the fall when the mountains and tundra are ablaze with color, the animals are at their best and the bugs you’ve heard so much about are all gone. While all your reasons are valid, one thing should be considered: fall is a transitional period for weather in Alaska and you should be prepared for inclement weather. Along with the marginal weather comes marginal light for photography. But let not your heart be troubled. Continue reading

January 14th, 2014 Guide Advice, Updates and Recent News
winter fishing

Winter fishing

Frozen eyelets. Numb fingers. Ice-crusted wading boots. No doubt winter fishing can be challenging, but it becomes much more enjoyable when you land fish. Here are a few tips to increase the day’s success. Continue reading

December 18th, 2013 Guide Advice
salmon dip

Super Dips for Superbowl

With Superbowl right around the corner, we felt it appropriate to extend some advice direct from the Redoubt Mountain Lodge kitchen. Here are a few quick & easy dips that will be definite crowd pleasers. Continue reading

February 2nd, 2013 Guide Advice
Spey Casting

Fly selection when swinging for Kings!

When swinging for King/Chinook Salmon the main objective we are looking to accomplish is to get the fly “down” in front of the fish. Unlike silvers, who occupy the space fairly high in the water column and prefer slower “froggie” water, Kings prefer very deep holes out in the main channel. This means the heaviest sink tips we can cast followed by the biggest mends to try and get the slowest, deepest presentation possible. That being said, don’t become too focused on the weight of your fly. We can cast Continue reading

January 10th, 2013 Guide Advice