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Alaska West – Alaska

Alaska West King Salmon
Alaska West King Salmon

Location: Kanektok River, Western Alaska.

Fishery: You’ll be fishing the incredibly prolific Kanetok River, which has runs of 5 of the 6 pacific salmon species as well as rainbow trout, dolly varden and grayling. Down river of camp king salmon hold and large rainbows lie in the larger water and silver salmon load up in the slower backwaters. Upriver of camp you’ll be able to fish for salmon, trout and dollys in smaller water. Wading is easy and you’ll be transferred to spots on the river via jet boats. Wading is easy and you’ll be fishing with Alaska West’s experienced guides. Most of the fishing is done wading but you can also opt in for drift-boat type drifts down the river.

Accomodations: This tent-lodge is made up of permanent and semi-permanent structures designed to combine comfortable living, eating, and lounging areas alongside the incredible river.

Sample Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Arrive in Anchorage and overnight at your elected accommodations (arranged independently, not included in package).
  • Day 2 Take a cab or shuttle to your charter flight. (Charter flight is pre-arranged and is an additional cost). In Quinhagak, you will be met by members of the Alaska West staff and transported by jet boat (approximately 25 minutes) upstream to the camp.
  • Day 3-8 Six full days of guided fishing.
  • Day 9 On your departure day you will have breakfast and then be transported by jet boat to Quinhagak. You will depart Quinhagak at approximately 1pm.

Per person based on double occupancy:
At time of writing, subject to change

7 night/6 day package: $6,595 plus $900 round trip charter flight

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, limited selection of flies and/or terminal tackle, transportation between Quinhagak and the lodge.

Not Included: Round trip airfare to Anchorage, accommodations and meals in Anchorage, alcohol, staff and guide gratuities.

King Salmon (Chinook): June – July
Red Salmon (Sockeye): June – July
Silver Salmon (Coho): Late July – August
Pink Salmon: July – Early August
Chum Salmon: June – August
Rainbow Trout: June – August
Dolly Varden: June – August
Grayling: June – August

Capacity: 18 anglers

All arrangements are handled by our trusty friends at Fly Water Travel.

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Gear Guide

King Salmon Flies

  • Guide Intruder – Black 1/0, Chartreuse 1/0, Pink 1/0
  • Hoh Bo Spey – Black/Blue #2, Chartreuse/Blue #2, Orange/Pink #2

Coho Salmon Flies

  • Clouser Minnow – Pink/White #6
  • Egg Sucking Leech – Purple #4
  • Hoh Bo Spey – Orange/Pink #2

Salmon, Trout, Dolly Varden, Grayling Flies

  • Parachute Adams – #16, #14, #12
  • Parachute Adams Purple – #16, #14, #12
  • Elk Hair Caddis – #14 Natural, #12 Natural
  • Crystal Stimulator – #10 Yellow, #8 Royal
  • Griffith’s Gnat – #18
  • Gold Bead Pheasant Tail – #18, #16, #14
  • Copper John – #18, #16, #14
  • Gold Bead Prince Nymph – #18, #16, #14
  • Egg Fly – Fl Orange #8, Pink #8
  • Egg Sucking Leech – Black #4, Purple #4
  • Ruby Eyed Leech – Black/Red #8
  • Lord Of The Fry – #6
  • Double Bunny – Olive/White #2
  • Sculpzilla – Natural #8, Olive #8
  • Steeve’s Loco Mouse – #6

King Salmon Outfit

  • 12′ 9 weight spey outfit. (Although we don’t carry spey outfits we can special order them for you, contact us to proceed.)

Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon Outfit

  • Features

    • Built on Shimano’s proprietary Spiral X platform
    • Titanum compontents only aid in the incredible light swing weight.
    • Most acurate feeling rod on the market.
    • Know to have most durable blanks available.
    • Backed by the leading brand in fly fishing, gloomis.
  • Why we love Tibors


    • The completely ventilated spool and frame keeps the reel cool during long, smoking runs
    • Innovative sealed drag system is waterproof, self-maintaining and still the strongest in the industry
    • The drag system constantly applies seal pressure while in free spool so the reel will never overrun while stripping the line
    • Comes equipped with our legendary silky smooth micro grain cork that is constantly lubricated
    • Unique mechanical clutch system allows easy change from right to left hand retrieve
  • Medium to fast action rod 9′ 8 weight rod with a durable sealed drag reel.

Trout, Dolly Varden, Pink Salmon, Grayling Outfit

  • Medium to fast action rod 9′ 5 or 6 weight rod with a durable sealed drag reel.

Fly Lines

  • Skagit heads and sinking tips for king salmon spey outfits. (Although we do not carry lines for spey, we can special order them for you. Contact us to proceed.)
  • Weight forward cold water WF8F floating line for coho, sockeye and chum salmon outfit. A WF8F/S3 15ft sink tip line also for this outfit.
  • Weight forward cold water WF5F or WF6F floating line for trout, pink salmon, dolly varden and grayling outfit.

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Leaders & Tippet

  • 9′ 1X Nylon Leaders
  • 9′ 3X Nylon Leaders
  • 6X, 5X Fluorocarbon Tippet
  • 6X, 5X, 4X, 3X, 1X, 20lb, 30lb Nylon Tippet

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Waders & Boots

  • Features

    • New Hex Air Gravel Guards improve moisture management and pack smaller than standard options.
    • Designed for compatibility with all Flyweight Pods and Accessories
    • Stretch crotch gusset and patented front and back leg seams for best-ever wader mobility
    • Fit and function innovation includes breathable air mesh suspender attachments, lower top hem, and zippered side gussets – for relaxed or athletic fit options
  • Features

    • Low-profile lightweight synthetic boot upper.
    • Welded TPU film in high abrasion zones for added durability
    • Speed lace hooks & lace-toe closure
    • High cushion dual-density EVA midsole for comfort
    • Stud-compatible 4.5 mm Vibram® Idrogrip rubber outsole; Compatible studs are the Hardbite Studs – Vibram
    • Weight: 40 oz. (1134 g) in size 11
  •   Features

    • Waterproof nubuck leather & Lace‐to‐toe upper
    • TPU molded heel clip for positive heel fit & hiking security
    • Dual‐density midsole for shock absorption
    • ESS plates for improved cleat retention & proprioception
  • Felt boots are not allowed. Please bring Vibram rubber soled wading boots.

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Fishing Apparel

  • Bring lightweight, quick-drying technical fishing apparel as a base layer, and cold weather gear as outer layer.

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