Denali National Park Alaska Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling and Rainbow Trout.

Denali National Park Fly Fishing

Stream and River Fishing For Arctic Grayling

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Denali Fly Fishing Guides specializes in arctic grayling, the sailfish of the North. The North flowing Nenana River drainage on the doorstep of our Cantwell office offers bountiful natural grayling stocks. These ravenous surface feeders are thrilling to catch on a dry fly whether you are a seasoned fly fisherman or it’s your first time with a fly rod.

We also offer opportunities for Rainbow Trout about an hour and a half away.

Denali Fly Fishing Guides offer personalized and fully outfitted Denali fly fishing excursions in the Alaska range.

Beginner anglers will learn the basics of fly casting, how to match the hatch, landing fish and catch and release techniques.

We offer one 4.5 hour trip, two 6 hour trips and one full day trip departures daily including roundtrip transportation to our base at the Nenana River Landing.

Denali Park Fly Fishing Trip

9Denali Fly Fishing Guides offer a 24 mile transfer from your hotel to our headquarters, you will meet your guide and gear up.

We primarily fish clearwater streams and the Nenana River located 25 miles south of the Denali National Park entrance. Full-day trips allow travel time needed to access some of the area rivers and streams.

We will then travel by van to our area's small streams and wade fish for our native Arctic Grayling, the northernmost member of the Trout family. Our light weight gear is ideal for catch and release fishing with barbless hooks. Some walking over uneven terrain is involved in order to bank or wade fish into moving water.

No fly fishing experience is needed however you must be able to walk up to one mile during the trip. An Alaska fishing license is required and for sale at our headquarters. All fishing gear, flies, rain jacket and hip waders are included. We suggest bringing a pair of good wool or acrylic socks and sunglasses.

What kind of fish? 

Danali Fly FishingArctic Grayling are the native and naturally reproducing species in the area.In addition, a full day trip option can include travelling south to Rainbow Trout waters.

What type of fishing?

We practice catch and release fly fishing using guide made flies with barbless hooks. Bank fishing is very productive and canvas hip waders are used to keep feet and legs clean and dry.

We Supply:

Light weight fly gear, flies, hip waders and loaner rain jackets.

You Should Bring:

Rain jackets. Layers like sweaters or fleece, extra socks, a hat with a brim or hat that covers your ears (depending on temps). Sunglasses , we recommend polarized, they prove helpful even on cloudy days.

Custom Trips

Special arrangements can be made for private groups, large and small as well as multiday trips with multiple destinations. Please call us in advance to make your reservation so we can design a once in a lifetime trip for you.

Suitability

Clients of all ages 15 and over are welcome whether they are experienced fly fisherman looking to check arctic grayling off their list of species or beginners looking to step off the road system for a few hours and learn the art of fly fishing in some of the most beautiful mountain terrain in the state.

You must be able to walk up to a mile over uneven terrain and wade in shallow streams as a part of all our trips.

All fishing on our trips is catch and release and barbless hooks will be used.

New Six Hour Guide’s Choice Trip, May 18 – September 1

Two scheduled six hour trips with door to door transfers are scheduled daily. Both are targeting our Native Arctic Grayling in their summer feeding habitat. This additional time allows for exploring other streams located further from our base. Our goal is to take some pressure off our nearest and most fished waters.

$265 per person, one person minimum

  • 7:15 AM – 1:15 PM
  • 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Evening Trip, May 18 – September 1

Learn the basics from our seasoned guides and spend the evening on a small, beautiful, clear water stream. A great opportunity for the experienced fisherman to pull away from a busy schedule for some stream time or for the beginner to get their feet wet. No worries, waders are included.

$185 per person, one person minimum

  • 4:15 PM – 8:45 PM

Custom Trips

Special arrangements can be made for private groups, large and small as well as multiday with multiple destinations.

A 50% deposit is required to confirm all reservations and hold spaces.

Call the number below to reserve a fly fishing trip in Denali National Park