Here are what we consider to be the best of the best. From rainbow trout fishing in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, steelhead and salmon fishing in Yakutat, halibut and salmon on 5 day luxury charters services out of Sitka to Olympic Peninsula Steelhead, Oregon Rogue River Steelhead trips, and other parts of Montana, these links define the best services to consider in the future when making plans. Visit these sites and if you contact any of these services, tell them you were referred by www.southwestmontanaflyfishing.com and "Rooster".
If you've never made it to Sitka, Alaska for some serious sport charter boat fishing, we recommend Captain Travis Peterson onboard the 58' Adventurous. His schedule runs from April to November. He is now taking bookings for 2010 (that's right, that's not a misprint), and onboard the Adventurous you'll be treated like royalty for five days. The best part of this charter is that it is customizable. He'll take you where ever you want to go, and this is the best way to see Southeast Alaska. Forget those big cruise ships. This is an experience of a lifetime, and you'll make friends for life.Travis will work with you to customize and plan each day of your five day Alaskan adventure. From the thrill of landing that prized salmon to seeing a pod of whales up close for the very first time, Alaska Charter Service invites you to come and enjoy a natural Alaskan experience on the Charter Vessel Adventurous. Visit their web site at www.alaskacharter.com to get more information. Alaska Charter Service is a unique experience, unlike any other. We'll make sure you have an incredible time, one that you will never forget!
Owner Christian Elwell invites you to be his guest for an incredible opportunity to experience the untouched and rarely seen side of Alaska. This is not your "average" Alaskan family vacation. Borealis Outdoor Adventures promises six incredible days in the Alaska wilderness that we believe you will never forget. Live in the Alaska wilderness for six days on a world class Alaskan tent camping fly fishing trip this summer. Fly fish for legendary Alaskan king salmon, the famed Alaskan Rainbow Leopard trout, and enjoy five star gourmet meals each night. Visit www.alaskarainbowtrout.com for more information.
If you can't get on with Travis Peterson out of Sitka, Alaska, we recommend Glacier Bear Lodge in Yakutat, Alaska. Whether it's that world class Alaska fishing trip you've always wanted to go on, or just simply a chance to get away from it all, Glacier Bear Lodge can accomodate you. Located in Yakutat, Alaska, this lodge has all the amenities to allow you to unwind, and experience a true Alaska vacation in a different way. It's right next to the Situk River, known in steelhead circles as one of the best spots in all of North America for wild steelhead. check out their web site at www.glacierbearlodge.com
Guide Jeff Brazda of www.brazdasflyfishing.com is perhaps the best guide for steelhead fishing that we know of. We actually think he was a steelhead in his prior life. All year round, Jeff can be found studying water flows, habitat, entymology, and the science of the perfect spey cast. He fishes in Montana in the summer, and Washington State in the fall on the Methow River. Come December thru March, he's out in Fork's Washington guiding on the various steelhead rivers. He's a great friend of ours, but he's an even better guide when it comes to fly fishing. If you wanted to learn how to fish with a spey rod, call Jeff. Visit his website here.
Ex-NFL linebacker Joe Cumming is the only guide we can recommend for those bound for Missoula, Montana. A native Montanan, Joe runs the Classic Journey Outfitters guide service, and his knowledge of the river and water system in that area is second to none. Joe and his guide staff fish on the Clark Fork, Bitterroot, Blackhook and Rock Creek Rivers, but they've been known to sneak over to the Missouri River for what Joe refers to as "big stupid trout fishing". IF you want some of the best dry fly fishing action in the world, make plans to spend a few days with Joe Cummings. Visit www.classicjourneyoutfitters.com for more information.
Jim "JB" Klyap at Dome Mountain Ranch in Emigrant, MT was recently rated "#1 Best Elk Hunts" by Elk Country Journal. That's quite a compliment! The Dome Mountain Ranch sits right on their own stretch of the famed Yellowstone River, about 28 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. JB strongly believes in 100% fair chase elk hunts, and his hunt are five days in length. If you ever wanted to get an elk, these guys are at the top of the Montana Elk hunting list as far we're concerned. If you want to try for brown and cutthroat trout in the Yellowstone River, Jim can provide you with some quality fly fishing guide services as well. Not to mention his trophy lakes on the property! The Dome Mountain Ranch Lodge is the closest fly fishing lodge to Yellowstone National Park. Visit www.domemountainranch.com here