Swing The Fly Alaska

“Swing The Fly Alaska”

Swinging Flies for

Salmon, Trout and Steelhead

James “Red” Goodwin, Guide

Why fish with Red?

  • PURE on the “Fly” fishing
  • area expertise since 1978
  • expert/master level experience
  • expertise with single and switch rods swinging flies
  • Alaska Fly Fishing Trips are open to beginners through advanced knowledge Anglers

 

Email:  info@kenaicache.com and specify fishing with Red

Phone:  907-595-1401

Situk Steelhead Sequence0002Red Tailing Kasilof king 2015

 

It has often been said that when you begin to fly fish, an angler just wants to catch something. When they jump that hurdle it generally morphs into ” I want to catch as many as possible”. Some anglers eventually get to the point that they have caught enough fish to learn to appreciate the real reason for fly fishing- to catch fish on your own terms, to enjoy the moment, and to truly understand and appreciate the anticipation of the grab!

While an indicator and a bead may out produce a swung fly at certain times during the salmon spawning cycle, the question then becomes: How many fish do I need to hook in one day? A swung fly will certainly produce hook ups in any river! Am I here to simply hook fish? Or am I here to truly experience the hook up for what it is- an incredible feeling of exhilaration when you FEEL THE GRAB!

Traditional wet fly fishing is one of the oldest forms of the practice… and done right, it will teach you a lot about where salmon, trout and steelhead hold in a river.

Cast… mend… let the flies sink… sweep the target… and make a twitch or two. You’ll feel it when it happens. In this day and age, it’s almost liberating!

The “grab” of a streamer on the swing is why fly fishermen become passionate about swinging flies. From a 20” rainbow to a 45# king, that is what the anticipation is all about!

The Kenai Cache Outfitters is proud to offer Alaska fly fishing Trips  for our distinguished clients and veteran fly fishermen & women. Our featured guide and Swing Fly Fishing Instructor learned to fly fish on the streams of Pennsylvania and has been swinging flies since 1984.

Your Alaska Fly Fishing Trips guide “Red” Goodwin arrived on the Kenai in 1978 and has guided fly fishermen for trophy Kings, Rainbows, Dolly Varden and Grayling throughout Alaska, ranging from the Kenai Peninsula to Bristol Bay and many other rivers in Alaska. He also spent 6 months in 1984 fulfilling his childhood dream- fly fishing on the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It was during his stay here that he truly fell in love with swinging flies for trophy trout.

Our Alaska Fly Fishing Trips with Red’s expertise and knowledge of the area’s rivers, seasons and how to catch fish swinging flies is something worth doing and something Red loves to share. He is constantly exploring and looking for new techniques to provide our clients the greatest opportunity to enjoy the splendor of the Kenai Peninsula, its rivers and diversity of fish it offers.

Allow Red and our Staff the pleasure of introducing you to Swinging Flies and the thrill of feeling the “grab” of King and Silver Salmon, Steelhead, trophy sized Rainbows and Dolly Varden. Sign up for one of our Alaska Fly Fishing Trips today!!

Join us in 2016 to experience the grab of a monster king salmon or trophy rainbow on the rivers of the Kenai Peninsula.

Swinging Flies for

Salmon, Trout and Steelhead

Species, Rivers & Rates

Join Red for a day of swinging flies for salmon, trout and steelhead on the Kenai Peninsula. Our trips originate from our store location and we can accommodate from 1 to 2 people per boat or wading. Travel time to the various destinations via our transportation is a half hour to an hour. Dates for these trips are from April 20 to June 20 and September 10 to October 30. Seasons are dependent on spring break up and run timing and therefore can vary from year to year.

ALASKA FLY FISHING TRIPS DAY FISHING RATES

Kenai River Rainbow Trout                                        Boat                 Full Day                       $275

Kenai River Rainbow Trout                                         Boat                 ½ Day                          $195

Kenai River Rainbow Trout                                         Wade               Full Day                       $225

Kenai River Rainbow Trout                                         Wade               ½ Day                         $175

Kenai River Coho (Silver) Salmon                              Boat                 Full Day                       $275

Kasilof River King (Chinook) Salmon                         Boat                 Full Day                       $295

Kasilof River King (Chinook) Salmon                         Boat                 ½ Day                          $195

Kasilof River King (Chinook) Salmon                         Wade               Full Day                       $225

Kasilof River King (Chinook) Salmon                         Wade               ½ Day                          $175

Kasilof River Steelhead Trout                                      Boat                 Full Day                       $295

Kasilof River Steelhead Trout                                      Boat                 ½ Day                          $195

Kasilof River Steelhead Trout                                      Wade               Full Day                       $225

Kasilof River Steelhead Trout                                      Wade               ½ Day                          $195

Anchor River Steelhead Trout                                     Wade               Full Day                       $225

Anchor River Steelhead Trout                                     Wade               ½ Day                          $175

ALASKA FISHING PACKAGES

Our Alaska fishing packages are not only designed to provide you with a solid fishing game plan for the duration of your hard earned vacation but to offer you “value” and savings as it should. Our Alaska Swinging Flies Fishing Trips extend to you an average saving of 20% on the additional days, which is money in your pocket for those post trip dinners that add up. Allow Red and our Staff the honor and privilege to share with you, our valued customers, several days of great fishing during your stay here in Cooper Landing Alaska.

ALASKA FLY FISHING TRIPS:  3 DAY FISHING PACKAGE

Enjoy 3 days of great guided fishing with Red. Minimum party of 2. Advanced reservations required. All Guided Fishing Trips originate from our Cooper Landing Alaska store location.

Kenai River Rainbow Trout                                        Boat                 3 Days                         $660

Kenai River Rainbow Trout                                         Wade               3 Days                         $540

Kenai River Coho (Silver) Salmon                              Boat                 3 Days                         $660

Kasilof River King (Chinook) Salmon                         Boat                 3 Days                         $705

Kasilof River King (Chinook) Salmon                         Wade               3 Days                         $540

Kasilof River Steelhead Trout                                      Boat                 3 Days                         $705

Kasilof River Steelhead Trout                                      Wade               3 Days                         $540

Anchor River Steelhead Trout                                     Wade               3 Days                         $540

 

LODGING

Stay in the heart of all the action here in Cooper Landing Alaska with the Kenai Cache Outfitters. We offer a variety of accommodation options to satisfy your lodging needs. Choose from our well-appointed “Fisherman Cabins, which are located here at our headquarters or “Bed & Breakfast accommodations riverside on the Kenai River or a deluxe vacation home overlooking the Kenai River with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. We also offer a 5th wheel option which can be rented weekly on-sight or off.

(Rates available on our “Lodging” page.)

 

 

Latest Video

Click bottom right corner for Full Screen

Cooper Landing's
Current Weather

Click image for more info and forecast

Interested in a Trip?

Your Name*

Phone Number*

Email Address*

Number in Party*

I am interested in fishing on the following dates:

I am interested in the following package deal:

I am interested in fishing for the following species:

TroutSockeye SalmonKing SalmonSilver Salmon

I am interested in:

Half DayFull Day

I prefer to:

Fly FishSpin Fish

Will you need lodging?

YesNo