Alaska Rainbow Adventures

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Your Guide Speaks
Bob Miller - Red's Fly Shop

"Anglers that want a true wilderness Alaskan experience that offers solitude, rugged comfort, and incredible fishing will love this trip. I enjoy guiding these each summer and look forward to doing everything I can to make this the best possible experience for every guest in camp. This trip offers world-class fly fishing, and wild comfort."

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Good News River Float Trips

  • Bristol Bay Region, Good News River
  • Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Grayling, and Silver Salmon
  • August 6th - 13th, 2019
  • August 3rd - 11th, 2020

Interested in this trip?  Talk to your guide!  Bob Miller is the shop manager at Red's Fly Shop most of the year except when he returns to the Good News River to run float trips. Call (509) 933-2300 or email bobmiller@redsflyshop.com


A Wilderness Float Trip

This trip is all about fishing and adventure.  Guests are lodged in high quality weatherproof, windproof nylon tents.  Each tent is well appointed with cots, chairs, and guests find the setup to be very comfortable and a fine way to relax after a long day of chasing fish.  There is a big tent that provides a common area for eating, drinking, and relaxing as a group.

A private portable bathroom will be set-up at each camp site along the way.  It includes a shower and while this is a wilderness float, the experience is comfortable and extremely well run. You'll enjoy "roughing it in style". 


A Typical Day on the Good News River Float

Each day you can wake up and start fishing before breakfast.  We will start floating about 11am and fish from the rafts as we go.  Your guide will stop the raft along the way and fish productive spots with lunch on the river.  Some days might be short floats (only 10 miles) some floats might be long (up to 25 miles). Once we reach camp, we set up camp and prepare dinner. Guests are encouraged to fish while the guides are setting up camp and often times you can even fish after dinner. Even though this is a remote float trip the meals are excellent. The tents are spacious and equipped with a full size cot for comfortable sleeping conditions.  


Food and Drink at Camp

The guides and crew have a menu that includes breakfast scrambles, pancakes, eggs, and dinner is often composed of Salmon, pastas, burgers, and other fine meals. Nobody goes hungry. Lunch is typically light, and served on the river while you are working up an appetite for a hearty dinner.


Deluxe or Standard Fisherman's Package?

Fisherman's Package

This package features a two-to-one guest-to-guide ratio, with two anglers and their guide floating the river in custom-built drifter rafts. A separate gear boat precedes you downriver, carrying much of the gear and setting up camp before you arrive. It's very nice.

Deluxe Fisherman's Package

The Standard Deluxe option offers the same excellent accommodations outlined in the Fisherman's Package, but with this package, there is no gear boat and everyone helps set up camp. It's great for folks accustomed to camp life.  

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Cost and Details

  • $5495 - Fisherman's Standard Trip
  • $6195 - Deluxe Fisherman's Trip

Trip includes: 

  • 8 Days/ 7 Nights
  • Airfare on a Float Plane from Bethel, Alaska
  • Food
  • Flies and Terminal Tackle

Not included:

  • Airfare to Bethel, AK
  • Gratuity
  • Alcohol (must be flown in so weight limits apply)
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance (required)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

Travel Terms & Conditions

A 50% deposit is due within 10 days of the reservation. Reservations booked online using credit cards are subject to additional financing charges. Final payments are due 60 days from the departure date. For all trips scheduled less than 60 days out, full payment is required upon reservation. 

For all Reds Fly Shop travel adventures, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless a client is replaced. i.e. you (or we) can find someone to take your spot. Both your deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for the same trip. Red's Fly Shop reserves the right to apply a $100 processing fee for itinerary changes.

Red's Fly Shop is not responsible for loss of fishing days due to missed flights, sickness, injury, weather delays, or any other reason.  Red's Fly Shop also reserves the right to make alterations to the itinerary as deemed necessary or desirable, even if additional cost is passed onto members of the party.  Additionally, any expenditures caused by delays, or occurrences beyond the control of Red's Fly Shop are the responsibility of the guest.  Lost baggage, gear, rods, or other personal items are also not the responsibility of Red's Fly Shop.  

Final Payment is acknowledgment the guest has read and understands these policies and those included in the accompanying waiver.

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