Rapids Camp Lodge / Fishing Template

Sales Contact: Bryan Burke, 907-440-8898, bryanb@deneki.com

Address: 200 W. 34th Ave PMB 1170 Anchorage, AK 99503

Lodge Manager: Dan Herrig, 907-439-2825, danh@deneki.com

Shuttle Driver in Anchorage: Michael Hartley, 907-717-1544

Anchorage Office Phone: 907-563-9788, 1-800-344-3628,

Loge Phone: 907-246-8345

Website: https://www.deneki.com/rapidscamp/

Outfitter Company Policies

Trip Price: $9295

Deposit: 50% deposit due 14 days from receiving invoice.

Final Payment: Remaining balance due 90 days before trip date.

Multi-client Discount: N/A

Non-Fishing Price: N/A

Cancellation Policy: Trips are non-refundable, we highly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance.

Catch Processing: Fly fishing and conventional tackle.


Location/Trip

Trip Description: Fly-out guided fishing in the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska.

Days/Price: N/A

License/Fees(s): Alaska sport-fishing license and King salmon stamp if applicable.

Difficulty: Beginner to Advance.

Guides: Exclusively guided fishing.

Season(s): Mid-June through end of September.

Additional Activities: Hiking, wildlife viewing, flight-seeing.

Includes/Does Not Include/Accommodations/Food

Trip Includes: Round-trip airfare from Anchorage to King Salmon, deluxe accommodations, fly-out guided fishing each day (weather permitting), all gourmet meals, beer, private label wine (hard liquor is available for sale) and loaner gear.  Also included are use of all of our amenities - hot tub, sauna, satellite television, masseuse on staff ($120 massage charge).  

Trip Does Not Include: Travel to Anchorage, Alaska sport-fishing license and gratuities for the staff.

Accommodations: Double occupancy rooms with private bathroom & shower.

Food: Gourmet.

Travel Information

Arrival / Departure Summary: Friday to Friday.

Nearest Airport: Ted Stevens Int’l Airport.

Outfitter Pickup: Anchorage & King Salmon, AK.

Transportation During Trip: Shuttle van, floatplanes, river boats.


Suggested Gear List:

Kings Salmon

Single hand rods - 9' 10-12 wt.

Reels - Large, high capacity fly reels capable of holding at least 200yd of 30lb backing with very sturdy drags.

Lines - changeable tip sinking lines with tip sink rates from 150gr-500gr.

2. Weight forward floating lines for anglers interested in indicator fishing.

 

Two Hand Rods/Spey - 12'6"-14' 8-9 wt.

Reels - Large, high capacity fly reels capable of holding at least 200yd of 30lb backing with very sturdy drags. Reels should be larger than what is recommended for the rod's line weight to accommodate large diameter spey heads.

Lines - Skagit style spey heads matched to your rod. Running lines should be at least 30lb. and 100'-150' in length. Rio Slick Shooter or S/A Sharkskin are recommended for running lines.

Leaders - 4-8 ft. of 15-25lb.

 

Fly basics - Unweighted anadromous flies with a large profile. Weight is not needed when fishing with sinking lines and affects casting. Tube flies are preferred but not necessary. Flies tied from Marabou or spun Craft Fur are most common. Flies tied with rabbit are very effective but are more difficult to cast with a double hand rod. Colors that work best are Chartreuse, Flo. Red, Flo. Orange, Hot Pink, Cerise, Black, King fisher Blue and Purple - in solid colors or in combination. Hooks should be a minimum of sz. 1/0. For both tube flies and articulated patterns we recommend the following hooks: Gamakatsu Octopus, Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap or Owner SSW

 

Chums salmon

Rods - 9' 8-9wt.

Reels - Large arbor reel with a good drag that balances the rod and holds at least 100 yards of 20lb. backing.

Lines - Weight Forward Floating. Rio Cold Water Clouser or S/A Tapered GPX are recommended.

Leaders - 8-9ft. Tapered leaders with a heavy butt section ending in 20lb. tippet.

 

Fly basics - Hot Pink, Cerise, Flo Orange, Flo Red or Chartreuse flies tied with Rabbit Strips, Craft Fur or Marabou – in solid colors or in combination. Flies should have heavy dumbbell eyes and be tied on a sz.1/0-sz.2 heavy salmon hook.

 

Sockeye

Rods - 9' 8-9wt.

Reels - Large arbor reel with a good drag that balances the rod and holds at least 100 yards of 20lb. backing.

Lines - Weight Forward Floating. Rio Cold Water Clouser or S/A Tapered GPX are recommended.

Leaders - 8-9ft. Tapered leaders with a heavy butt section ending in 20lb. tippet.

 

Fly basics - Unweighted, sparsely tied creations tied on sz.1 heavy, short shank hooks.

 

Pink Salmon

Rods - 9' 6-8wt.

Reels - Large arbor reel with a good drag that balances the rod and holds at least 100 yards of 20lb. backing.

Lines - Weight Forward Floating. Rio Cold Water Clouser or S/A Tapered GPX are recommended.

Leaders - 8-9ft. Tapered leaders with a heavy butt section ending in 15-20lb. tippet.

 

Fly basics - Hot Pink, Cerise, Flo Orange, Flo Red or Chartreuse flies tied with Rabbit Strips, Craft Fur or Marabou – in solid colors or in combination. Flies tied with heavy dumbbell eyes and be tied on a sz.1-sz.4 heavy salmon hook work great. Hot pink poppers are great for pinks on the surface. Foam bodies with Marabou or Rabbit tails, tied on heavy salmon hooks are most common.

 

Silver Salmon 

Rods - 9' 8-9wt.

Reels - Large arbor reel with a good drag that balances the rod and holds at least 100 yards of 20lb. backing.

Lines - Weight Forward Floating. Rio Cold Water Clouser or S/A Tapered GPX are recommended.

Leaders - 8-9ft. Tapered leaders with a heavy butt section ending in 20lb. tippet.

 

Fly basics - Hot Pink, Cerise, Flo Orange, Flo Red, Chartreuse, Purple or Black, solid or in combination flies tied with Rabbit Strips, Craft Fur or Marabou in solid colors or in combination. Flies tied with heavy dumbbell eyes and tied on a sz.1/0-sz.2 heavy salmon hook work great. Hot pink poppers are great for taking Silvers on the surface. Foam bodies with Marabou and Rabbit tails, tied on heavy salmon hooks are most common.

Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden

Rods - 9' 6-7wt.

Reels - Large arbor reel with a good drag that balances the rod and holds at least 60 yards of 20lb. backing.

Lines - Weight Forward Floating. Rio Cold Water Clouser or S/A Tapered GPX are recommended.

Leaders - 8-9ft. Tapered leaders with a heavy butt section ending in 10-15lb. tippet. 1525lb. for Mouse fishing.

 

Fly basics - Sculpin Patterns, Smolt Patterns, Mouse Patterns (tied with stinger style hooks only – no fixed hooks), Flesh Flies, Beads, Glo-Bugs, Bead head, rubber legged nymph patterns.

Grayling 

Rods - 9' 5-6 wt.

Reels - Large arbor reel with a good drag that balances the rod and holds at least 60 yards of 20lb. backing.

Lines - Weight Forward Floating. Rio Grand or S/A Tapered GPX are recommended.

Leaders - 8-9ft. Tapered leaders with a heavy butt section ending in 8-12lb. tippet.

 

Fly basics - Bead head nymphs, Elk Hair Caddis, Bushy Attractor Patterns, Mini Mice.