FISHING THE KENAI RIVER ALASKA

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Fishing the Kenai river Alaska is picking up more and more every day now! The Kasilof river is producing a few Steel head and it should be getting better with every change of the tide now. Jody Steed with a good steel head caught this past week on a wade fishing trip on the Kasilof River. The Kenai River also …

KENAI RIVER FLY FISHING

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Every spring while I’m out KENAI RIVER FLY FISHING I look for Terns gathering on the river.  Finding terns hoovering over the river more than likely means Parr Salmon have made the transformation to smolt and are heading out to sea. In the spring Parr salmon undergo a chemical change that lets them adapt from freshwater to the saltwater where …

ANCHOR RIVER KING SALMON FISHING

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Anchor river king salmon fishing can be crowded so I prefer to fish in the middle of the night.  Most anglers are in camp or limited out for the days fishing and that’s when I head out onto the water.  Fishing on the Kenai peninsula often means that you will be near other anglers while you are on the stream. …

ALASKA MOUSE PATTERNS

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Alaska mouse patterns can be fished in place through out the summer. Rainbow  Trout on mouse patterns?  This is awesome!  Trout need as many calories as they can consume in the short summers of Alaska.  I’ve seen 10 inch fish take a size 4 mouse pattern, ferociously.  Try dead drifting, swinging, slow or fast strips and you will be sure …

KENAI RIVER DRY FLY FISHING

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THERE CAN BE SOME VERY GOOD KENAI RIVER DRY FLY FISHING.  June is a great month to be in the middle of some great caddis hatches in Alaska.  Smaller rivers and lakes on the Kenai peninsula have been the most productive when I am look for Rainbow trout on dry flies.  Also look at the side channels of the Kenai …

KENAI RIVER OVERNIGHT TRIP

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A Kenai river overnight trip can be a nice add on for your fishing vacation. Friends of Drifting on the fly sometimes get a chance to send photos of their trip with us.  When I am out on the river it is hard to take photos for myself  a lot of the time and we appreciate getting photos like these …

FLY TYING KENAI RIVER

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  FLY TYING KENAI RIVER PATTERNS: This is just one of the patterns I keep in my box for fishing the kenai river.  Often times I will switch my fly every few minutes until I find something that the fish are really keying in on!  This particular pattern has landed many fish for me on the kenai river and many …

JIMS LANDING UPPER KENAI RIVER

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Here is a couple of photos from Jims Landing upper Kenai river. With the open water you could find a rainbow trout or two, That is if you can keep the ice off your guides long enough for more than one drift. For info on the 2009 fishing season check out www.driftingonthefly.com Tight lines, Scott

TYING FLIES FOR ALASKA

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Tying flies for Alaska fishing trips: Tying articulated patterns is time consuming but well worth it when you see the action these flies will give you in the water. Before you connect the back hook to the front hook try adding a couple of beads on to the line. We chose a 4 mil. glass bead for this pattern. This …

WINTER WEATHER

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With extremely cold winter weather hanging around it is hard to find any moving water at all.  I usually can find windows of opportunity to fish year round on the kenai river and this year it is looking like fishing will be over for a while. We saw -25 today at the house in anchorage. burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I think it is …