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Ard Stetts' Life on the Line Guided Alaskan Fly & Spey Fishing

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Fishing with Life On The Line may include any number of destination rivers. Because salmon and our rainbow trout are entering the watersheds on different days in varying numbers there is no hard fast rule on locations. A days fishing can be spent at one location fishing along just a few miles of river, or we may have to cover many miles of water to locate good numbers of fish. If river boat travel becomes more long range you will want a camera handy as we will be traveling through some incredible landscapes to find those fish.


About

Your host at Life on the Line Guide Service: Ard Stetts, owner and host. My name is Ard Stetts, I am the owner operator of Life On The Line guided fly fishing. I am a one man fishing service and offer fly fishermen the opportunity to experience the beautiful areas and the fishing that I have grown to love here in South Central Alaska.  I have been fly fishing since I was a boy and was inspired to pursue fly fishing by watching the exploits of the late Lee Wulff on television during the 1960’s. Like my childhood inspiration Mr. Wulff, I have traveled and fished from the far northwest shores of Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Great Lakes to the Rocky Mountains and finally here to Alaska. I have spent my life fishing - floating on, and walking beside the rivers & creeks of this continent. Until recently all my fishing was done with traditional salmon and trout  flies presented with floating fly lines. I have now entered the 21st Century and now tie and fish Tubes and Shank flies that are modeled on the same patterns which have been working for the past 12 seasons here. 

Fly-fishing experience at Life on the Line Guide Service: Without a doubt there is no shortage of fishing guides in Alaska. Focusing on fly fishing & two handed fishing has helped to set my services apart a bit, but there has to be something different beside being a fly only guide. If you think the title ‘Adventure Trip’ sounds intriguing then I would urge you to contact me. Remote Spike Camps are now part of this operation. The camps are outfitted with your comfort in mind and put you right on top of some of the best fishing this area has to offer. The various species of fish are best sought out during Spring – Summer or Fall depending on what it is you want most to target.  This is due to several factors, the most important of which are water conditions. Salmon for instance, begin entering the rivers by early to mid June and continue throughout September. First come the Kings followed closely by Chum and then Sockeye & Silvers. The Pink Salmon come interspersed with Chum & Sockeye in this part of the state. You can contact me for more specific dates for various species. Trout and Grayling are present throughout the year but conditions are the best beginning September 10′th through October 30. Click here for quick link country guide.

A typical fly-fishing day at Life on the Line Guide Service: Please contact the host for more  information.


Planning your fly-fishing trip to Life on the Line Guide Service

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Directions by car or public transport to Life on the Line Guide Service.

Availability and dates: The 2018 season has filled quickly, Day Trips are still available. Please contact the host for more information.

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Permits: It is best to go online to the Alaska Fish & Game Online Store and follow the instructions to purchase your fishing license. Be sure to add on the King stamp if you will be targeting Kings in July. Print out two copies and pack them in different locations. We cannot guide you if you do not have an Alaska fishing license. We do not sell licenses at the lodge. They can be purchased at the airport store.

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Species
Chum salmon
Chum salmon
Char
Char
Arctic grayling
Arctic grayling
Dolly varden
Dolly varden
Sockeye salmon
Sockeye salmon
Salmon
Salmon
Grayling
Grayling
Arctic char
Arctic char
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout
Trout
Trout

Methods
Fresh water fishing
Fresh water fishing
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Coarse fishing
Coarse fishing
Spinning
Spinning
Guide
Guide

Seasons
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$500
Languages
English
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