As soon as you step off the float plane you will feel as if you’ve arrived home. A place of beauty and wonder, where your Alaskan hosts and their guides and cook staff treat you like an important friend. You are welcomed to a beautiful river front dining lodge, shown to your personal water front cabin and YOU are ready for a week of Alaska’s finest river and stream fly fishing. Your rods are ready. Get your waders unpacked, let’s GO! You will fish for big rainbow trout, grayling, Sockeye Salmon, Arctic char and pike. By fly out you can add on king salmons and silvers.
The Lodge at the mouth of the Peace River is in the heart of the 1.6 million acre Wood River-Tikchik River State Park. This setting is hailed as one of Alaska’s most beautiful locations with it’s peaceful flowing waterfront amidst a surrounding background of spire clad mountains. A perfect setting for a fly fishing operation that does it right. You are fishing in the heart of the famed Bristol Bay trophy rainbow fishery!
Join this small family operated fly-in fly fishing lodge catering to a maximum of eight guests per week. This unique wilderness location gives you unparalleled access and opportunity to share an area of Alaska with some of the most diverse river and stream fly fishing available. You will be located in the heart of Alaska’s best trophy rainbow trout area with some of the highest concentrations of rainbow trout, Arctic grayling and Arctic char in Alaska.
They will meet you at the Dillingham airport upon your arrival Sunday evening for your stay at Beaver Creek B&B. The following morning, bright and early, you will be transported to the float plane for your scenic flight to the lodge. Your logistics and transportation are 100% taken care of from the moment you step off the airplane in Dillingham.
This adventure is 100% fully guided by experienced, friendly, knowledgeable fly fishing guides. Instruction is gladly offered. With only two guests per guide you get expert advice and treatment. Incidentally, you might want to try your hand at the Grayling fishery as well.
And if fly fishing has always intimidated you, or if you could benefit from expert instruction, they will turn you into a reasonably capable fly fisher at no extra cost, using their top notch gear! They offer you:
Personal attention to each of the 8 or fewer guests per week.
A dining lodge serving wonderful gourmet meals and great camaraderie. With home made cookies and coffee and a place to tie flies.
Waterfront cabins that are comfortable and cozy with propane lights and heat and two beds and a private bathroom with your own flush toilet and sink. There is a separate shower house.
The convenience of hot water showers, sinks and flush toilets.
Professional friendly fly fishing guides are dedicated to your success.
Fly fishing instruction is gladly given and available anytime.
Evening fishing is dedicated to having you on the water for the “rise”.
Wonderful riverside grilled dinners and maximize fishing time when fishing is best.
Hiking and Kayaking opportunities that are unlimited.
Abundant wildlife and photography opportunities daily.
The expectation that you will catch a lot of fish while fly fishing each and every day!
Your choice- you can fish hard, or just enjoy the magnificence of the Park and have fun!
Consider these factors:
• They will happily guide accomplished fly fishers on these world-class waters. They guide you on wilderness rivers for big rising Rainbows, small clear streams with large Arctic Grayling, and they offer excellent Arctic Char fishing on the fly.
• They take great pride and enjoyment is teaching and guiding beginning fly fishers, families or couples, on a truly extraordinary learning experience. When you leave you will be a successful, knowledgeable and accomplished fly fisher! And you’ll have fun too!
• They show guests the most magnificent and spectacular park in Alaska with the opportunity to enjoy a jetboat tour, kayak, hike & big game photo hunt.
You should bring personal clothing items, cap, coat, gloves, fly rods (quality camp rods are available at no charge), breathable chest waders, wading boots, rain gear, sleeping bag and a shower towel. You have two
nice single beds with clean cover blankets in your comfortable waterfront cabin. There is NO laundry service, thus the sleeping bag, or you may bring sheets and they will have plenty of warm blankets. For your peace of mind they do have everything to comfortably outfit their guests in the unusual event that luggage is misplaced during travels.
FLY FISHING EQUIPMENT
They provide any and/or all fly fishing equipment. Experienced fly fishermen have their own favorite rods and gear that they will bring. For beginners they offer you excellent equipment to use at no cost. They also provide dry fly, nymph and steamer patterns for all of our guests at no cost in selections which are best for our waters. Pike flies are available hand tied at a minimal cost which goes towards their kids college fund. They provide all leaders, tippet, indicators, sink tips, etc…. anything you might need to fly fish successfully.
Fly fishing is generally good from the first of July through October. July through the end of August is the peak dry fly fishing. From the end of August through the third week in September, the Rainbow are concentrating on the salmon spawn.
Fly fishing is exceptional from mid-June to the first week in July when they are voraciously feeding on the salmon fry and smolt as these schools of small salmon migrate down the Alaska river systems. Through the summer, Char are available but not in the abundant numbers that they are in the spring and fall. From mid-August through October the Char are abundant and like the Rainbows are concentrating on the Salmon spawn. Size of fish in general averages 16″ -26″.
These beautiful fish with the large dorsal fin “sail” and vivid iridescent colors are abundant in these Alaska rivers which are some of the most beautiful streams in the region. Grayling readily take a dry fly or nymph pattern and are exceptionally fun to sight cast to in small crystal clear streams. Grayling are generally abundant thru-out the season. A light weight 1 to 3wt. rod makes a day of Grayling fishing one of the most gratifying and fun days of fly fishing in Alaska that you will ever experience with a light fly rod. We have large grayling in our region with the average fish being 16″ – 18″ — with fish up to 22 inches possible.
In the shallow bays and weed beds of there lakes in this Alaska fly fishing region, from mid June thru September, we have some exceptionally exciting Northern Pike fishing. If you have never tried “Piking”- it is a lot of fun. These fish are explosive when taking a fly and most of our guests ask to fish for Pike again after trying it the first time.
Beginning the last days in June, an average of 1.5 million Sockeye Salmon begin their annual spawning migration from the ocean to their spawning beds thru-out this Alaska river and lake system. During the month of July the fly fishing for fresh Sockeye in Alaska is excellent. These fish are 6-12 lbs and pound for pound are as strong, wild and exciting as any fish in North America.
A quality 7-8wt. rod is perfect with a matching reel with a good drag system. These fish are wild and spend a lot of their time giving you an incredible out of the water acrobatic aerial display while you are trying to catch up with your line.
• Do I need a sleeping bag and any other gear?
You should bring personal clothing items, cap, coat, gloves, fly rods if you prefer your own (quality camp rods are available at no charge), breathable chest waders, wading boots, rain gear, sleeping bag and a shower towel. You have two nice single beds with clean cover blankets in your comfortable waterfront cabin. We are not able to provide laundry service, thus the sleeping bag, or you may bring sheets and we’ll have plenty of warm blankets
• Do you see a lot of bears that time of year?
There will be bears, and you should get some good photos, but not enough bears to be a problem. Also Photographic opportunities for moose, caribou, beaver, otter, muskrat, fox, mink, weasel, porcupine, marmots and much more in the Alaskan wilderness.
• How far to the fishery each day?
Start fishing at your front door. Jet boats will get around the area, and to the targeted fish species
PRICING: Six days & nights fly fishing package – $4,750 per person based on double occupancy
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, airport meet and greet in Dillingham, ground transportation in Dillingham, fly fishing rods, reels, flies, leaders, tippets, etc.
Not Included: Round trip airfare to Dillingham, round trip float plane flight from Dillingham to lodge (approximately $500 per person), accommodations and meals in Dillingham, alcohol, staff and guide gratuities, fishing license, sleeping bag (or sheets), towel.
Additional Costs: An overnight at the B&B upon your arrival in Dillingham Sunday night, a $500 round trip float-plane flight per person which we have arranged for you from Dillingham to the lodge, and an Alaska fishing license $70.
We accept Personal checks for initial deposits.
A trip deposit of 50% is due within 14 days of booking trip. Final payment is due no later than June 1st or within 60 days of trip start date, whichever comes first. For trips booked after June 1st, full payment is due at time of booking.
Deposits are non-refundable unless we can fill your reserved spot. There is a 15% re-stocking fee.