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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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Loved our half day fishing adventure!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 23, 2021
  • I wanted to get my fisherman husband out fly fishing while we were near Denali NP and we lucked out with this company (booked through our resort McKinley Creekside Cabins & Cafe). Owner (I think...
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Who knew I could fish!?!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 16, 2021
  • Amazing experience fly fishing with Brian. I lost count of the number of fish we caught. Never thought I'd love this so much but we had an absolute blast. The views are incredible. The water was...
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Fly fishing with Brian was like fishing with a friend
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 24, 2021
  • We had such a fun time fishing with Brian. We did not expect it to be as private as it was but we had Brian to ourselves and it was a blast. He was very patient with use as newbies to fly fishing and...
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