Fly-In Fishing on Alaska's Kanektok

September 14, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Chris Santella and friends hire an outfitter to fly them, their raft, and their meager gear to Alaska’s Kanektok, where they enjoy indifferent bears and some of the best fly fishing in North America. “Seeing the bear seemed to alter our luck. That day, we caught Arctic char and Dolly Varden at will — 30, 40, 50 apiece. Some were pushing 25 inches and 5 or 6 pounds, brilliantly mottled in black, gold and orange. We found a beautiful campsite that looked out at a mountainside dotted with stands of blueberries.” In The New York Times.