Fly Fishing Alaska's Moraine River

August 21, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Retired Houston Chronicle writer Joe Doggett packs more information about Alaskan fly fishing opportunities into this one article than we’ve seen in entire book chapters. He briefly describes fishing on a number of smaller Alaskan river, but says the Moraine is the “purest Alaskan experience.” “It is most famous for consistent numbers of ‘mid-20s,’ football-fat, brightly colored trout in the 22- to 26-inch class, any one of which might be a season topper — maybe a career topper — in public streams in the Lower 48.” Be sure to check out the “Resources” sidebar, which details the seasons for the most sought-after fish.