Bristol Bay Fly Fishing
There are many fishing lodges in the Bristol Bay watershed that offer fly fishing for all 5 salmon species, and the Alaska trophy rainbow trout. With so many choices, the decision on where to go can be overwhelming. Based on my earlier post regarding questions on where to go fly fishing in Alaska, I would like to make some key points about choosing a lodge.
- Capacity of total anglers for the week
- Guest to guide ratio
- Staff to guest ratio
- Proximity to daily fishing
- Return rate of guests
In regards to the total capacity of guests per week, it is important to not feel like a number while staying at an Alaska fly fishing lodge that takes a large number of guests. With a smaller number of guests, it is easy to not only pair up like minded anglers, but it is also easy to let the guests set their own schedules every day instead of a set schedule.
The guest to guide ratio is important because if you have to share a guide with more than one other guest, you will have time daily waiting for help from your guide while they attend to the other guests needs. I do not think that after all the money and time spent traveling to Alaska that you want to spend time waiting on the river while fishing.
The staff to guest ratio is another key point when considering an Alaska fly fishing lodge. The higher the ratio, the more attention you will receive while in camp. This is always nice to know that you can let all your daily worries go away and enjoy time fishing and relaxing back at camp while being attended to by a large staff.
The proximity to the daily fishing is a huge factor when considering an Alaska fishing lodge. You may not want to spend nearly an hour of travel time every day to get to your intended fishing spot. This is an important part of your decision process I would think.
Angler’s Alibi takes a maximum of 10 guests per week, has a guest to guide ratio of 2 to 1, has 9 staff members for 10 guests, is literally located right on the river with fishing literally right out your door and has a return rate of guests near 90% . I hope this can further help in your decision process in choosing an Alaska fly fishing lodge.