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 Alaskan Arctic Char

Alaskan Arctic Char are a beautiful fish that most resemble a brook trout. We target these fish in 4 rivers, fishing them at only the prime time for an unforgettable experience. Char average 16″ to 18”, and some have measured over 27”. It is very common on some of the rivers we target to land over 50 char in a day! These beautiful fish are a great targeted species for novice to experienced anglers. Most of our guests still enjoy taking a day to fly out and fish for char over rainbow trout. This is because the rivers are pristine and the fish are very healthy. If you enjoy fishing for brook trout, this is a fly out experience you may want to consider.

The ideal time for our char streams are from the third week in July through the end of our summer. Please give these hand painted gems a try on your next Alaska fly out experience.

Flies for Artic Char

Fly Patterns for Alaskan Artic CharIn our area, we have both Arctic Char and Dolly Varden.  Both species are hard to differentiate, but will be targeted with the same fly patterns. Fly patterns vary between sculpin and leech patterns, top-water Gurglers, and flesh and egg patterns. You can find these flies at Alaska Fly Fishing Goods. Please note that Angler’s Alibi supplies all flies and tackle with no extra charge.

Arctic Char

Catching clowned up Arctic Char in Katmai National Park