Alaska Fly Fishing Float Trip
Operating throughout the state of Alaska, Frontier River Guides offers premium and customizable multiple overnight float trips for groups of various sizes on many of Alaska’s rivers. With an incredibly experienced and enthusiastic crew, Frontier River Guides provides anglers of all skill levels with a once-in-a-lifetime experience on some of Alaska’s most fabled waters. Owner, guide, and Alaska native, Marty Decker grew up in Fairbanks and oversees an operation founded on Alaskan hospitality, sharing the best of Alaska fly fishing and aiming for customer satisfaction. For anyone looking to see a true Alaskan wilderness experience and be immersed in some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the state, Frontier River Guides is a great option to consider.
Although Frontier River Guides has long appealed to the adventure-seeking hard-core fly fisherman who is willing to rough it, FRG does provide for guests new to fly fishing and who are wanting more comfortable camping accommodations. The basic FRG camp centers around a roomy screen mesh dining shelter that can become stormproof if necessary. Guests have spacious 4 season tents to sleep in each evening. The upgraded camps offer larger, more easily accessed sleeping accommodations, cots, and other conveniences. Arrangements can additionally be made for a gear boat to set up camp ahead of the group’s arrival. Trips may also be extended for a duration of up to 12 days.
Food and Beverages
Frontier River Guides is renowned for providing an amazing culinary experience in the wilderness. Not only are the meals given the oversight and finesse of Executive Chef Mark Williams (back at home base in Anchorage) but all guides are highly accomplished cooks in their own right. Mark pre-prepares, vacuum seals and freezes gourmet caliber meals and sauces, and the guides prepare the remainder of the meals out on the river. This is an ideal set up that permits FRG guides to quickly roll out an incredible meal, even when the weather is inclement, or at the end of an unusually long day on the river. FRG’s heavily loaded coolers offer a wide range of healthy, tasty possibilities that will keep anglers full and ready for the next day. FRG provides a limited quantity of complimentary wine and beer. Anglers can choose to bring additional spirits if they prefer.
Typical Length of Stay
Standard float trips are seven (7) nights / seven (7) fishing days, but shorter or extended trips can be accommodated. Please call Yellow Dog for details and scheduling.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Frontier River Guides is primarily a fishing operation, however, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and some hiking can be done throughout a float.
There is no internet connection during your on-river adventure with Frontier River guides. The staff is equipped with satellite phones in case of an emergency.
How To Get There
Make travel arrangements to arrive at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska the day prior to the trip start date. Depending on the river selected for the trip, people either continue on to the community from which the trip embarks and spend the night in local lodgings, or spend the night in Anchorage in preparation for an early morning departure from Anchorage to the community from which the trip embarks. Frontier River Guides does not provide lodging on the night prior to or after the trip. The first day of the trip will begin with the floatplane flight to the headwaters lake or to a nearby lake with a short portage to the river.
The float trip will conclude with an aircraft or boat journey back to the community in Alaska from which the trip began. Make travel arrangements to depart from that community on a late evening flight (details will be provided) for a return to either a night’s stay in Anchorage or a late-night flight home.
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Fishing with Frontier River Guides
Frontier River Guides provides wilderness float trips in Alaska that cater to hardcore fly fishermen/women, as well as those who are new to the game. FRG’s guide team is comprised of true Alaska wilderness fly fishing guides who know these waters intimately and cater well to all experience levels of anglers. The company operates on multiple rivers throughout the state so that they can provide a number of different fishing options and experiences at any given point in the season, and are able to cater to the interests of each group on a customized basis. FRG does not combine small parties into big fishing groups and can provide trips for a group of two anglers, up to groups of 12 family members or business associates.
FRG places anglers into world-class fishing to trophy rainbow trout, dolly varden, arctic grayling, along with sea-run char and all five species of Pacific salmon, even fresh bright king salmon. They offer a variety of waters and approaches to fly fishing, from early season dry fly and mousing opportunities to late-season flesh fly scenarios. Frontier River Guides has an excellent reputation for providing enjoyable, upbeat trips that run smoothly and provide excellent fishing opportunities.
Rates and Terms
Alaska Float Trip Rates
All float trips through FRG are completely customizable and as a result, the rates vary depending on the river, length of float and other variables. For more details on pricing and inclusions/exclusions, please call the Yellow Dog office!