Links and Resources

Alaska Travel Information

Tweedsmuir Travel -  800.515.8998

Airline Service to Anchorage

Alaska Airlines - 800.426.0333
Continental Airlines - 800.525.0280
Delta Airlines - 800.221.1212
United Airlines -  800.241.6522

Airlines Service from Anchorage to Dillingham

Alaska Airlines -  800.426.0333
Peninsula Air  -  800.448.4226

Hotel Accommodations - Anchorage, AK

The Hotel Captain Cook - 907.276.6000
Anchorage Marriott Downtown - 907.279.8000
Best Western Barratt Inn - 907.243.3131
Courtyard Anchorage Airport - 907.245.0322
Executive Suite Hotel - 907.243.6366
Millennium Alaskan Hotel - 907.243.2300
The Puffin Inn - 907.243.4044
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel - 907.276.8700

Travel Insurance

Travelex - 800.228.9792
Global Rescue - 800.381.9754 or 617.459.4200
Travel Guard - 800.826.4919

Parks and Regulations

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge - Togiak National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity including salmon, marine birds and mammals, migratory birds, and large mammals, to fulfill international treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence use; and to ensure necessary water quality and quantity.

Wood-Tikchik State Park 
- The largest state park in the nation, at 1.6 million acres, Wood-Tikchik State Park was created in 1978 for the purpose of protecting the area's fish and wildlife breeding and support systems and preserving continued subsistence and recreational activities. The management philosophy is one of non-development and maintenance of the area's wilderness character.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- To protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development in the best interest of the economy and the well-being of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.

Worldwide Fly Fishing Destinations

Copper River Lodge - The Copper River is one of the premier wild rainbow rivers in Alaska; and considered by many, one of the premier rivers in the world. It is a State of Alaska designated "trophy rainbow river" and regulated to "fly fishing only; catch and release." It is this designation that has kept the fishing on the river so outstanding.

Lower Dean River Lodge
- On the Dean anglers enjoy summer weather, few bugs, water temps a constant 50 degrees, snowcapped peaks and granite rock faces in every direction, old growth forests, an unparalleled guiding and lodging experience and finally the finest summer run steelhead fishing anywhere. Dean River steelhead return in incredible numbers beginning June 20 and enter the river without stopping until the close of the season October 1.

Suskeena Lodge - Suskeena Lodge, on the Sustut River in Northern British Columbia is relatively unknown except among a core group of fanatics that fish BC every year prowling for giant steelhead. The Sustut has the largest average steelhead of any river in the Skeena watershed. If you want to crack the magic 30 pound mark for steelhead you had better be focused on the Skeena tributaries

Steelhead Valhalla Lodge - The Steelhead Valhalla Lodge is nestled in the trees along the banks of the Sustut River five miles upstream from the Sustut's confluence with the Skeena River. The Skeena River System has been labeled the largest producing river for trophy steelhead in the world!

Sweetwater's Mongolian Taimen Camps
- Sweetwater Travel pioneered Taimen fishing in Mongolia. After 14 successful seasons, and hundreds of happy fishermen, Mongolia remains one of the most unique fly fishing destinations in the world. Sweetwater has refined its operation and offers unrivalled expertise and comfort for the fly fisherman. After all if you are traveling all the way to Mongolia to fish, why wouldn’t you fish with the only group of guides who have been in Mongolia every year since 1995? - Sweetwater Travel Company has been outfitting, guiding and fishing in Brazil since 1992 and has fished and outfitted on most of the major Peacock Bass fisheries in Brazil. Armed with fluent Portuguese, and an intrepid sense of adventure, we have built the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge and helped launch our new River X operation with renowned outfitter Luis Brown.

Conservation Sites

Save Bristol Bay - Take action online now and protect the immense renewable resource value of Bristol Bay. Tell the Bureau of Land Management and Department of the Interior to maintain the current prohibition on hard rock mine prospecting and development on the publicly owned land it manages in Bristol Bay. The time for action is TODAY as Federal Agencies are pushing for adoption of the Bristol Bay Mining district plan right NOW. Click here to take action.

Trout Unlimited - To conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Conservation Fund - To date the Fund has helped to conserve more than 300,000 acres of Alaska’s most extraordinary landscapes - from majestic forestlands to world-class fishing spots to rugged coastlines. Working with public and private partners throughout the state, the Fund has helped to acquire and permanently protect land valued at more than $123 million.

Nature Conservancy - The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Sportsman's Alliance - Hunters and anglers working together to preserve fish and game habitats and hunting and fishing opportunities on our public lands in Alaska.

The Tributary Fund - The Tributary Fund exists to protect ecosystems around the globe by creating conservation awareness, addressing economic needs, and strengthening cultural practices that embody conservation ethics. Adopt a Taimen!

Other Fishing Related Resources

Sweetwater Fly Shop - The one and only place to get all your necessary gear featuring local Montana fishing reports, Shop by Destination and Shop by Species.

Sweaty Waders - The blog of Sweetwater Travel and Sweetwater Fly Shop.

Sleeping in the Dirt - A great online fly fishing magazine.  Check it out!

MidCurrent Fly Fishing
- MidCurrent provides fly fishing tips, fly fishing gear advice, videos, interviews, and the best in fly fishing writing.

FishEyeSoup - is a great resource for fishing reports, conditions and news.

Abel Reels - To design and build the best, most dependable gear in the world and give world class customer service.

Sage – A great site dedicated to everything Sage. Excellent technical info as well as a great rod selection guide.

Scott Fly Rod Co.– Scott Rods are hard to beat. Made in Montrose, CO Scott continually produces great fishing rods.

Tibor Reel Corp. – Tibor reels are simply the best fly reel made for large game fish.

Galvan Reels – Another must have reel for all species.

Waterworks-Lamson Reels – Waterworks-Lamson reels are one of the most popular trout reels in the west. They make great under-wader wear as well.

Simms – A great site on Simms products as well as conservation and guide tips.

Fishpond – Fishpond makes great fishing products from boat bags to nippers.

Cloudveil – Cloudveil has come out with a new line of fly fishing products that is taking the industry by storm. They also have a great web site!

Unparalleled Advertising Group
Unparalleled Advertising Group is an integrated marketing and advertising group based in Bozeman Montana. They specialize in Search Engine Optimization, Website Design, Print Design, and Internet Marketing for many outdoor fishing and hunting companies.