Delve into the heart of the Alaskan wilderness and experience the luxury and isolation with Zack and Jordan Larsen as they unveil the wonders of fly fishing Togiak.
Today we’re going to discover what it takes to catch a Chinook salmon on a fly. We’ll also get a backstage look into Zack and Jordan’s Lodge and what to expect when you’re heading for King Salmon or mousing for Rainbow.
Plus, we just launched a huge giveaway to win a spot for five days of fishing with Zack and Jordan at the Togiak River Lodge.
Show Notes with Zack and Jordan Larsen on Fly Fishing Togiak. Hit play below! 👇🏻
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Episode Chapters with Zack and Jordan Larsen on Fly Fishing Togiak
We just launched a huge giveaway to win a trip to the Togiak River Lodge with Zack and Jordan Larsen.
Pre-Season Preparations at Togiak
2:30 – Zack discusses the intricate preparations for the upcoming fishing season at the Lodge. This includes the logistical challenges of transporting supplies and managing administrative tasks, shedding light on the behind-the-scenes efforts that go into creating the perfect fishing experience.
Fly Fishing Togiak Lodge
04:20 – Zack and Jordan detail the guest’s journey from arrival in Alaska to their first day at the Lodge. They describe the transport logistics, the breathtaking scenery during the boat ride, and the warm welcome by the staff, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.
06:20 – We talk about the diverse fishing experiences available at Togiak. Zack and Jordan tell us about the strategies for targeting different fish species like Chinook salmon and rainbows.
9:40 – Zack offers valuable tips on gear selection and fly fishing techniques specific to the Togiak region.
11:23 – Zack and Jordan discuss the importance of matching the right guide with guests based on skill sets, fishing preferences, and personalities.
16:00 – In Togiak, targeting Chinook salmon with a fly rod is predominantly done with spey gear. Most anglers opt for spey rods around 13 to 13.5 feet in length, with a nine or 10 weight being common.
Conservation Efforts in Bristol Bay
31:42 – The conversation shifts to the importance of conservation in Bristol Bay, specifically discussing the proposed Pebble Mine project. We talk about the significance of preserving this pristine environment for future generations.
Fishing Opportunities at Togiak Lodge
37:00 -Zack and Jordan share that the fishing season at Togiak River Lodge typically begins around June 21st, continuing through late July for the first season. Following a brief break, the silver salmon season starts on August 10th, extending until the middle of September.
42:00 – Jordan and Zack acknowledge the mixed emotions of leaving family and the challenges of travel. Despite occasional moments of questioning the endeavor, the unique allure of Alaska, with its wild and wonderful experiences, continues to captivate them.
46:00 – Zack and Jordan recount a meeting with Jim Teeny, highlighting their previous use of his lines at the lodge.
48:00 – Zack highlights the Lodge’s provision of all-inclusive amenities, including food and beverages, and reminds guests about the alcohol restrictions due to Togiak being a dry village.
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Conclusion with Zack and Jordan Larsen on Fly Fishing Togiak
As we reel in the tales of prepping the Togiak Lodge and chasing fish in Alaska’s wild rivers, it’s clear that Zach and Jordan are living the dream.
Don’t forget to toss your name into the hat for the giveaway – who knows, you might just find yourself casting lines and creating your own Togiak tales on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!