Fly fishing in Sitka, Alaska is unlike anywhere else in the world. Every fish might not be a giant, but I think that’s what makes it all the more special. You’ve got to work hard for that one fish, and it might take days or weeks before you land something worth making your buddy drop his rod, and grab a picture for Instagram. However, the greatest part about fishing here is the fact you can go anywhere and walk as far as you please and stand somewhere no one has stepped foot on, and catch fish that have never seen a fly. Not to mention being surrounded by five species of salmon as well as Dolly Varden, Cutthroat, Rainbow Trout and maybe if you’re lucky, a bear or two, and to me, this crazy place is paradise!

Colored up Chum Salmon on the swing
Casting in emerald evergreens and gin clear water
Small water doesn’t mean small fish in the 49th

Rafe Hanson can be found fly fishing and exploring the beautiful state of Alaska!
Be sure to check out the rest of his epic content on Instagram @rafe_hanson!

Need more AK in your life? Check out these posts highlighting the incredible state:

https://flylordsmag.com/single-post/2017/11/08/alaskan-kings-are-worth-the-trip/

https://flylordsmag.com/single-post/2018/01/05/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-arctic-grayling/

https://flylordsmag.com/single-post/2017/10/13/step-up-and-help-save-bristol-bay/