Backwoods Adventures & Bearclaw Lodge have teamed up to bring an incredible Alaskan Fly-Fishing Adventure. The crystal clear streams and rivers of the Bristol Bay region abound with a variety of species of fish. The Agulowak and the Agulukpak Rivers are known for the best dry fly fishing in the state. Interested in this trip? Call us at 888-849-6637 or email adventures@backwoods.com to reserve your spot!

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All prices are based on double-occupancy. Single supplement is available for most trips for an extra fee

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Adventure Itinerary

 
Day 1 - Arrival to Bearclaw Lodge

Travel from your home airport to Dillingham, AK. Upon arrival, you will be met at the Dillingham airport by one of our staff and transported by van, then by covered jet boat 35 miles northwest to Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge. Settle into the lodge and prepare for the great week of fishing ahead.

Meals Included: Dinner

 
Days 2-6 - Five Days of Fishing

Each evening, you’ll get together and plan your fishing location for the next day. Breakfast is at 8:00am. Gear up and head out for a full day of guided fly-fishing on the Wood River System. There are 2 clients and 1 guide per boat each day. You will have lunch on the water. Arrive back at the lodge before 6:00pm for cocktail hour. Dinner is at 7:00pm. There is plenty of free time in the evening to fish by kayak or just to relax and share stories and photos of the day’s catch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 7 - Return

Travel from Bearclaw Lodge back to Dillingham Airport and back home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 
 
 

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Trip Details

 
Start

Dillingham, AK

Finish

Dillingham, AK

Duration

7 Days

Fitness Level

Activities
Fly Fishing

This family owned Alaska fishing lodge is located in the Bristol Bay area near the southern boundary of the Wood-Tikchik State Park, the largest state park in the nation. On this adventure, you will have the opportunity to fish for king salmon, silver salmon, sockeye salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, native rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, Dolly Varden and northern pike. There is also the option of traveling to a fly-in camp located on the Nushagak River. The Nushagak River has the largest run of kings of any other river in the state. The run usually exceeds 100,000 kings.

In August the crystal clear streams and rivers of the Bristol Bay region abound with a variety of species of fish. We will depart daily from the lodge by boat to head to the Wood River system. A large part of the Wood River system is located within the boundaries of the Wood-Tikchik State Park and consists of five interconnected lakes surrounded by the magnificent Wood River Mountains with hundreds of miles of scenic shoreline. Most of our fishing, done while drifting, is concentrated on the lower two lakes focusing on small tributaries and connecting rivers. Two rivers of significance are the Agulowak and the Agulukpak Rivers, known for the best dry fly fishing in the state for rainbow trout and grayling.

Over 1.5 million sockeye salmon (red salmon) from 6-10 pounds make their way up the Wood River system swimming right past the lodge each summer providing some of the best sockeye fishing in Alaska.Our Alaska fly fishing trip offers many opportunities to enjoy not only world-class fly fishing, but also the activities, friendships, and moments of solitude which will make your Alaska Fly Fishing Adventure the experience of a lifetime.

 
What's Included
  • Airport transfer from Dillingham airport to the lodge
  • 5 days/6 nights at Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge (double occupancy)
  • Professional, friendly, expert, USCC licensed guides (2:1 guide to client ratio)
  • Internet and phone communication
  • Laundry service
  • Fish cleaning, vacuum packing, freezing and packaging for your trip home
  • Chef prepared meals for the duration of your stay at the lodge
  • Beer and wine (not liquor)
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from Dillingham, AK
  • Alaska Fishing License
  • Local Sales Tax
  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Gratuities for fishing guides
  • Additional activities outside the designated trip
  • Travel and evacuation insurance, medical costs, and any costs associated with leaving the trip early by your choice.
 

Additional Information

Meals

All meals are included in the cost of the trip. Guests are treated to the finest entrees prepared by a chef in the full-service lodge kitchen. Besides hot and hearty breakfasts, take-along shore lunches, and savory evening meals, guests delight in our fresh homemade breads, cookies, pies, and cakes.

Accommodations

Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge is a full-service, family-owned lodge that offers the finest amenities for your Alaska Fly Fishing Adventure. With a great reputation for delivering exceptional service for our guests; you won’t find a better value or more professional, friendly and experienced service anywhere in Alaska.

Within the lodge we have five private bedrooms designed for double occupancy with shared, full size bath rooms complete with hot showers. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated and fully furnished. Decks surrounding the lodge offer guests views of our beautiful crystal clear lakefront setting, surrounded by mountains and forests. Accommodations are quoted in double occupancy. Single accommodations may be available upon request for an additional fee. Please inquire upon registration.

Amenities include full electricity powered by generators, batteries and inverter systems which allow power to always be on, laundry facilities and lounging/reading areas — all the comforts of home in a wilderness setting.

Arrival/Departure

You will arrive and depart from the Dillingham airport, where a Bearclaw Lodge representative will pick you up. Backwoods Adventures will provide a suggested date and time for your arrival to ensure your trip does not experience any interruptions.

Single Supplement

All prices are calculated for double-occupancy. To ensure your comfort, we will always match you with a roommate of the same sex – and if we're unable to match you with a roommate, you may end up with your own room free of charge. If sharing is not your idea of fun, you can request a single supplement for a small upcharge when you pay your final amount. You will be able to make this election on your trip registration.

 
 
 

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Meet Your Guides

 
 
Tom Adams
 
Tom Adams

Tom Adams was born raised in Oklahoma City and has Backwoods since 1987, spending most of that time at his current position as General Manager of Backwoods Oklahoma City. Tom's expertise is in certainly fly fishing - that's where his passion is. But he's still a fan of hiking and backpacking. "Getting outdoors builds confidence, away from the trailhead, sleeping in the dirt. The further you get from where the cars are parked, the more cool things you'll see."

 
 
 

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Travel Insurance

Backwoods recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. For your convenience, we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, contact Travelex Insurance Services.

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