Brightwater Alaska
float your dreams

Fly fishing float trips
on Alaska's Bristol Bay waters
Since 1975
king salmon on a flyrod
7-10 day wilderness fly fishing float trips
Goodnews, Koktuli and other rivers
Trout, char, grayling & salmon
Fully guided & outfitted
All trips owner led
Small group size
Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame inductee as Legendary Guide (February 2000)

  These trips are designed to give you a quality experience from start to finish. The rivers I float are in the famed Bristol Bay watershed, heart of Alaska's sportfishing country. They are all remote, accessible only by floatplane, and flow through some of the finest wilderness left in North America. The trips are timed to coincide with the best seasonal fishing Alaska has to offer.
  I also believe that there is more to a quality fishing trip than simply great fishing. Good food, relaxing companionship and the opportunity to watch a burning sunset or a feeding moose all add depth to a trip. The rivers I float have been selected for their wilderness values as well as their world class fishing. My equipment is top notch and our meals are prepared fresh daily. Literally 99% of our guiding is for fly fishers, so our skills are very specific and we are highly experienced in this niche.

  In the interest of maintaining a high standard of service, I limit the number of trips offered to those which I can lead personally. I have lived in Alaska since 1972, have a degree in biology, taught biology, ecology and fly fishing for 27 years, have fly-fished all of my adult life and have owned and operated this company since its inception in 1975. In February 2000 I was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Guide. I am a life member of both Trout Unlimited and The Federation of Fly Fishers.

All of these factors serve to make the service you receive personal and professional and your trip more complete and rewarding.


Chuck Ash owner operator


Alaska fly-fishing


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