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f i s h i n g at R e e l Ac t i o n L o d g e , Alaska

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure August 6 - 15, 2020

Salmon & Trout Fishing at Reel Action Lodge in Southwestern Alaska

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Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, The bush of Alaska is home to majestic mountains, glaciers, active volcanoes, huge tracks of wilderness, and some of the planet’s most fabled fishing. Alaska, interestingly enough, has both the easternmost and westernmost points longitudinally of any state in our great nation. The awe factor is never ending as you travel this massive state. Barry and Cathy Beck will host another great week of fishing at Reel Action Alaska Lodge on the celebrated Kanektok River in Alaska. With its combination of salmon species and its exceptional clarity, the Kanektok is hailed as one of the best rivers anywhere to target rainbow trout and silver salmon on the fly. The Kanektok River flows 110 miles from its headwaters at Kagati Lake, through the 4.5 million acre Togiak Wilderness Reserve, and on to the Bering Sea. The river is home to Alaskan “Leopard Bows,” a spectacularly colored rainbow trout named for the amazing abundance of spots that cover its body. These wild rainbows grow to trophy size and are available throughout the season both in the main river and the many tributaries. Other resident species include Arctic char, dolly varden, and grayling. The fishing for silver salmon on the Kanektok is some of the best Alaska has to offer. The river is the perfect size for easy casting, and the water is easy to read. You can fish various methods on the Kanektok, and you will find each of them successful. These include surface poppers for slivers and skated mouse patterns for aggressive leopard rainbows. This is the perfect river to accommodate each angler’s chosen technique from single handed rods to switch rods or spey rods. Water clarity is superb which makes the presentation of a fly successful. Barry and Cathy Beck’s departure to Reel Action Alaska Lodge is a sevennight stay on the camp just outside the native community of Quinhagak. The camp sits directly on the Kanektok River offering miles of productive salmon and trout waters via jet boat. The trip offers terrific silver salmon action, both surface and subsurface, and fantastic trout fishing using differing methods, including skated mouse patterns. Sincerely,

Tom Gilliland Alaska Program Manager

What to Expect

• This is a fly fishing only lodge, and the targeted species for the week are dime bright silver salmon and leopard rainbow trout. Expect ample opportunities for surface action including poppers for silvers and skated mouse patterns for aggressive rainbows. Dolly varden and grayling are also available in this week. • Single-occupancy heated tent cabins are the standard accommodation. A rarity in Alaska, this allows full privacy and comfort with plenty of room to spread out. This will be your private sanctuary for the week. • The lodge has special use permits for the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Fish where few others have ever wet a line.

About the Lodge

Reel Action Alaska Lodge: The Kanektok River is one of the most diverse rivers in the world, having a huge variety of beautiful, aggressive fish combined with a large variety of fly fishing waters, including the main river, small stream channels, gravel bars, spey and swinging water, and drift boat water. A fleet of jet boats will deliver you to plenty of fantastic wade fishing areas where your fishing days unfold. Over 500,000 fish run past the lodge each season.

About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise. Their books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far; Fly Fishing the Flats; and a coffee table book of photographs from around the world.


Proposed Itinerary for Reel Action Lodge August 6–15, 2020

Thursday, August 6

Home / Anchorage Today, you will fly from your home city to Anchorage. Upon arrival in Anchorage, proceed to a recommended hotel for an overnight stay.

Friday, August 7

Anchorage / Bethel / Quinhagak / Reel Action Alaska Lodge After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and proceed to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for your commercial Alaska Airline flight to Bethel. Depart Anchorage: 9:45 a.m. – Arrive in Bethel: 11:30 a.m. Upon arrival in Bethel, you will proceed to meet your scheduled charter flight aboard Ravn Air to the native village of Quinhagak. This flight is approximately $360 roundtrip (2019 price) arranged by the outfitter. You may pay directly with a credit card at the Ravn terminal. You will be met at the airport in Quinhagak and transferred directly to the camp via boat. You will start fishing this afternoon time dependent. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Saturday, August 8–Thursday, August 13

Six full days of fishing from the Reel Action Alaska Lodge. Continued overnights at the camp.

Friday, August 14

Reel Action Alaska Lodge / Quinhagak / Bethel After breakfast, you will return to Bethel via Quinhagak on the Ravn Air charter. Proceed to check in for your flight back to Anchorage. Alaska Airlines flight from Bethel to Anchorage departs 12:35 p.m. – Arrive in Anchorage 1:45 p.m. Note: Most flights back to the Lower 48 will depart this evening, or you may elect to spend another night in Anchorage. *Itinerary subject to change


Rates Reel Action Fishing Package $5,600 per person based on single occupancy accommodations. Inclusions: Round-trip transportation between Quinhagak and the camp; six full days guided fishing in shared boat (2 guests: 1 guide); fishing equipment if required (rods/reels/ terminal tackle/flies); all meals; accommodations based on single occupancy; vacuum packing of fish and fish box; and a DVD of pictures and videos from your trip. Exclusions: Round-trip transportation between your home city and Quinhagak; accommodations in Anchorage; Alaska Airline flight from Anchorage to Bethel (appx. $300 roundtrip); Ravn Air flight from Bethel to Quinhagak (appx. $350 roundtrip); fishing license, waders, and boots; gratuities; items of a personal nature Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the land cost is due at time of reservation. Balance payable at time of final land package invoicing. Final/ full payment is also non-refundable unless client replacement is provided.

Your Airline Connection In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in Alaska the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Anchorage.

Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please contact:

Tom Gilliland

Alaska Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 tgilliland@frontierstravel.com


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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315

Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2019. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

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