The Kanektok (aka the Chosen River) is a fly fisherman’s dream. Located in southwestern Alaska near the village of Quinhagak, the camp lies within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. With over 4 million acres, it is home to some of the most prolific salmon runs in the world and hosts a wide variety of fish, bird and mammal species. In the clear waters of the Kanektok, anglers will find all salmon species, trophy-sized leopard rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling and dolly varden. The Kanektok and its tributaries and braids give anglers access to some of the best sport fishing in the world.
Enjoy six days of trophy salmon and rainbow trout fly fishing. In July, the Kanektok receives a run of 50k - 200k chum and sockeye salmon, and 20k-35k dolly varden (arctic char) passing the fish weir last year. On even years (like 2018), a run of over 100k pink salmon occurs.
The lodge offers sturdy, heated "weatherport" style tent cabins with wood floors and carpet. Super strong and waterproof, they can handle the weather in Alaska. Each guest has a single tent with padded cot, high-quality sleeping bag, and plenty of storage room. A drying tent is used for wet gear.
$5,300 per person. six days and seven nights, Sat - Sat. program. Includes single tent cabins for all. Excludes flight from home to Anchorage / Anchorage to Bethel, and Bethel to Quinhagak, fishing license, waders / boots, and gratuities.
From Anchorage, guests fly commercial to Bethel. Then from Bethel to Quinhagak, Alaska. Once in Quinhagak, guests will be picked up by a Ravn Air representative and dropped off riverside where a Reel Action team member will take guests the rest of the way to camp. They have Winston, Sage, G-Loomis, Redington, and Echo fly rods, both spey, switch, and single hand rod / reel outfits are all accessible for guest use. All the guides tie their own flies and have custom patterns that are highly effective on the Kanektok River. Rest assured the guides will be prepared so guests have the best trip.
Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career.
Their most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs, and a soon-to-be-released book on Alaska.