Copper River, Alaska
Fly Fishing Trip or Lodge Details:
From your arrival at the Copper River Lodge dock until your departure,
you will enjoy an unrivaled standard of personal service. Flexibility is the
key to any vacation, so if you want to sleep in and fish a little later, or
see another stretch of river, your yearnings will never be far from reality.
What most distinguishes Copper River Lodge from the others is the guest
capacity and the professional guide staff. There are only six guests a week
at the Lodge. The guides have extensive experience with fly fishermen in
destinations as far away as Mongolia, South American, Russia, and of course,
throughout Alaska. For them, guiding is a profession, not just a summer job.
Whether you are interested in learning to double haul, or in presenting a
dry fly to a tricky lie, they will always be qualified and ready to help.
The gourmet food will leave nothing to be desired. Fresh baked bread,
pastries, and rolls complement meals created by a professional kitchen
staff. If there is something you crave, or if you have dietary restrictions,
just let us know.
The Copper River is a classic trout stream packed with long dry fly
glides, deep winding pools studded with boulders, faster riffles, and deep
undercut banks just begging for a mouse fly. Unlike other tundra rivers in
Alaska that offer large trout, the Copper runs through a scenic river valley
lined with groves of cottonwood, spruce, and birch. Aside from helping make
it one of the most gorgeous rivers in the state, these trees offer the fly
fishermen refuge from the relentless northern winds.
Probably one of the nicest surprises for anglers visiting the Copper is
the river's size and wadeability. Fishermen of any age or skill that desire
the solitude of the river rather than the tutelage of the guide can
comfortably and successfully fish on their own.
The Copper River Rainbows are some of the largest in Alaska, and are the
reason the Copper was the first river in the state designated a "fly
fishing, catch and release only, trophy rainbow river." It is this
designation that has kept the fishing so spectacular.
If you would like to know more about the Copper River Lodge, please
contact us and we can send you a brochure. The Copper River Lodge has a
60-90% rebooking rate, so openings are limited.
FISHING: Big rainbows. Wading. Jet boats used to navigate the river, from
pool to pool. Dries, streamers and nymphs. The Copper River Rainbows are
some of the largest in Alaska, and are the reason the Copper was the first
river in the state designated a "fly fishing, catch and release only, trophy
rainbow river." It is this designation that has kept the fishing so
spectacular. Probably one of the nicest surprises for anglers visiting the
Copper is the river's size and wadeability. Fishermen of any age or skill
that desire the solitude of the river rather than the tutelage of the guide
can comfortably and successfully fish on their own.
||Nymphs and some dries
||Dry flies and nymphs
|End of July
||Sockeye and Rainbows
|First of August
||Trout and salmon, plus bears and eagles!
|End of August
|First of September
|Last half of September
||Yes, even bigger rainbows!!
RATES: $4,400 per person, 7 nights (Monday to Sunday), 7 days of fishing.
Rates are for the 2012 season.
INCLUSIONS: Transfers to and from Iliamna via float plane,
accommodations, all meals, wines with meals, guiding, leaders, tippets and flies.
EXCLUSIONS: Transportation to Iliamna, fishing license, gratuities, telephone calls, items
of a personal nature, etc.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAPACITY: Limited to 6 guests. Shared baths. Sauna!
HOW TO GET THERE: To Anchorage (ANC) and then on to Iliamna (ILI). Float
plane to the Lodge is included in the price.
LOCATION: On the Copper River.
Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".