Fly Fishing Alaskan Shorelines and Estuaries

May 7, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Writer and Scott Fly Rod Pro Staff member Rich Culver offers advice on preparing to fly fish for salmon and char near southeast Alaskan coastal estuaries. Where the water can change 22 feet in depth, it’s all about studying the tides. “Ebb tides are worth fishing, too, especially near the bottom of the tidal cycle. I’ve noted on many occasions that an ebb tide in the early morning hours usually leaves a generous number of fresh fish holding in the channels, and most will aggressively grab the first fly they see.” In the Capital City Weekly.
If you interested in video on shoreline and estuary fishing, check out Jeff Putnam’s instructional clip on MidCurrent.