Alaska Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Trips - Kenai River, Alaska
Rainbow Trout Fishing - Fly Fishing Trips
The Kenai River provides some of the most
exciting rainbow trout fly-fishing in Alaska. Throughout the year,
Alaska�s Kenai River fly fishing produces trophy rainbow trout
(footballs as we call them) and Dolly Varden for anglers of any skill
level. Fly-fishing on Alaska's Kenai river has yielded Rainbow trout
of up to 21 pounds. More typical is in the 2 lb. to 6 lb. variety;
however, rainbow trout of up to 10 pounds are not uncommon. In
Alaska, many locals love fly fishing for rainbow trout. I recently
caught a 30 inch rainbow after only a few minutes fly fishing.
Rainbow trout of up to 13 pounds have been caught fly-fishing right at
our lodge, Soldotna B&B Lodge and Alaska Fishing Charters. However,
more productive fly fishing for rainbow trout is available on our
charters to either the upper Kenai or the middle Kenai.
For those of you whom are not avid fly fishing
people, DON'T FEAR. You need not be a fly fisher to catch these
beauties. They will also take flies presented using spinning tackle.
The fishing is equally as good using fly fishing gear or spinning
tackle. The most popular flies are wet flies: either "flesh" or "egg"
patterns or a combination of both. Something in the range of a 6 wt.
rod is what most people use.
Once again, in addition to the spectacular trout
fishing, you will also get to enjoy some of Alaska's pristine
wilderness. Both the upper Kenai and middle Kenai are part of the
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Therefore, wildlife viewing
opportunities and beautiful wilderness abound.