Whether novice or expert fly fisher, catching Salmon on fly rods has to be experienced rather than described. Sockeye, Pink, Silver or even the occasional Chinook is simply an extraordinary feeling. Each guide at RML takes pleasure in teaching beginners or furthering a seasoned fly fishermen’s skills. Common knowledge in Alaska is that Salmon caught on fly rods taste better than those caught on spinning tackle!
From opening day through mid-July, the Varden and Char respond incredibly well to traditional flies and presentations. Beginning mid-July through the end of the season, flesh and egg patterns fill guides’ fly boxes due to the Sockeye Salmon overwhelming the Crescent River & Lake. Great fly fishing for large Lake Trout can be had late June-early August. With a fully stocked fly tying table at the lodge, it is very popular for RML guests to tie flies with the guides and test their effectiveness that afternoon or the following day. Clouser minnows, egg sucking leeches, Sculpin patterns, glow-bugs and articulated flesh patterns are a few of the many flies used.
Redoubt Mountain Lodge carries 5,6 & 8wt fly rods and gear for guest use. If you are bringing your own equipment, you will want to bring a 5wt for the Char & Trout and an 8wt for the Salmon. You’ll only need floating lines for both rods and a sinking tip for the 8wt.