Best Alaska Fly Fishing Rivers

Alaska has 4 fly fish spots.

  September 15, 2018

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Alaska is known for four scenic fly streams and rivers. The best Alaska fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Russian River, Naknek River, Karluk River, and Kanektok River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Alaska fly fishing river or stream below.

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FEATURED:  Russian River


  August 11, 2016

South of Anchorage and west of Cooper Landing, the Russian River is arguably the most popular fly fishing river in Alaska for sockeye salmon and rainbow trout. The lower section where the Russian River meets the Kenai River is the most crowded section, but there is a fishermans trail heading south from the confluence to Lower Russian Lake.

FEATURED:  Naknek River


  August 10, 2016

Southwest of Anchorage near King Salmon, the Naknek River is popular with fly fishermen for huge Naknek rainbow trout, king salmon and sockeye salmon. The Naknek River runs 35 miles from Naknek Lake down to the Bering Sea. The main section is the upper 15 miles.

FEATURED:  Karluk River


  July 18, 2016

On Kodiak Island, the fly fishing on the Karluk River is popular for its five species of Pacific salmon. The Karluk River runs 25 miles from Karluk Lake down to the Pacific.

FEATURED:  Kanektok River


  September 15, 2018

Southwest of Anchorage, the fly fishing on the Kanektok River is known for its five species of Pacific salmon and for rainbow trout. The Kanektok River runs 100 miles from the headwaters at Pegati Lake down to the Bering Sea. The lower 50 miles of river are best accessed via motor boats.