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Denali Fly Fishing Guides

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Denali Fly Fishing Guides
  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $100 to $199 Per Person
    Full Day: $300 to $399 Per Person; $400 to $499 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides Float Trips
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

Denali Fly Fishing Guides offers remote fly fishing trips for Arctic Grayling and Trout throughout the Cantwell area. Cantwell is a 212-mile drive from Anchorage, and the Denali Fly Fishing Guides sit just off of Alaska Route 3 - the George Parks Highway making this an easy place to find. Fishing here is intense as you have easy access to both the Fish Creek and the Jack River both of which eventually feed into the Nenana River. Expect top fly fishing for Arctic Grayling. Guests also have the opportunity to catch some Rainbow Trout as well with a day trip south to the Chulitna River drainage.

Fishing with Denali Fly Fishing Guides

The focus here is on quality fly fishing for Arctic Grayling. These are super fun small fish that make fly fishing a joy. Grayling typically are in the 1-3 pound range with a big on at 3 pounds. They are smart and wily which is what makes them so fun.

Grayling are mostly top feeders, so a nice dry fly presented well usually means "fish on." The area around Cantwell, Ak, is a natural environment that produces a lot of Grayling. The rivers here are fast flowing and usually shallow. By mid summer the water has slowed as the glacial runoff becomes more manageable. This is the best time of year to fly fish here because the aquatic insects are busy dropping eggs back into the water and they make a feast for the Grayling and Rainbow Trout. The wide and shallow rivers create riffle after riffle which is a prime spot for insect nymphs to feed and grow. All of this comes together to make fly fishing here insanely delicious.

What You Should Expect from Denali Fly Fishing Guides

Expect to be taken care of as they provide you with everything you need to enjoy a fly fishing adventure. They offer a variety of trips including float trips, half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips. You can enjoy a day of fly fishing with personalized guide service without the mega price tag. All of the trips are on foot, meaning you walk to the fishing spot and fish. The rivers here make that possible as do the large numbers of fish. There is no need to hop a helicopter and fly for half an hour to find the fish. They are right outside the door.

Expect an easy to find guide service, experienced and quality guides, and plenty of good fly fishing.

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Great day?s fishing!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 6, 2019
  • I would highly recommend this outfit to anyone looking to go fishing around Denali. Despite being a complete novice the two guides, Michael and Brad, were excellent (and very patient!) and soon...
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Another successful day with Denali Fly Fishing Guides.
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 29, 2019
  • My second trip out with Denali Fly Fishing Guides. These guys are awesome and will put you on the fish. If you?re passing through or finishing/starting your Alaska vacation I HIGHLY recommend...
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Awesome adventure, even if you don't know how to fish!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 9, 2019
  • These folks are great and teach people who don't know how to fish! I am a tour guide and sent a young couple who both had downs syndrome. They taught them to fish and each caught 12 fish! What an...
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