Alaska Fly Anglers Inc is an Alaskan family owned and operated outfitter offering fly fishing trips throughout the state. We pride ourselves on the knowledge attained over decades of active guiding in Alaska. We specialize in small group trips with a personalized experience not found at the big lodge scene. In an industry often focused on volume over quality of experience we strive to set ourselves apart as professionals. Float trips the way float trips were intended. We also offer B&B based trips on Kodiak Island and lodge stays in varied regions of the state. Bristol Bay, The Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island and the Cook Inlet basin.
A fly fisherman since the age of eight, John pursued his fly fishing obsession from an early age. He obtained a Bachelors of Science in fisheries biology to further his knowledge of the fish he pursues for a living. He has followed this angling obsession through more than a dozen nations and thousands of localities always returning home though to the greatest fishery in the world, Alaska. As an outfitter, guide, biologist, floatplane pilot, and casting instructor John breathes both the fly fishing and Alaska lifestyle.
After catching his first Alaskan grayling at the age of 7, Cole began a lifelong passion for fly fishing. He has fished in Alaska yearly from a young age. With a degree in fisheries biology and management, Cole is able to augment his angling knowledge with a biologic knowledge. In the off season Cole trout bums around New Zealand and Patagonia.