Iliamna River Lodge located in Bristol Bay, is the sister lodge of the famed Rainbow River Lodge, Alaska.

Front Range Anglers is thrilled to announce some limited availability angler spots at one of Alaska’s most special Flyin/Flyout fishing lodges. Chase large plentiful aggressive rainbows, silvers and dollies at the famed Iliamna River Lodge on Lake Iliamna Alaska.  Bill & Mel Betts operate a world class fishing operation at the Iliamna River Lodge  and count most of their clients as personal friends. Usually this lodge has no space during the season as its almost always filled with returning clients, this year is slightly different with the Covid-19 travel difficulties.  Alaska is continuing to be open but effective Aug. 11th, all anglers must have a negative PCR test prior to being allowed to board their departing aircraft for Anchorage.  This is comforting knowing that everyone boarding the plane has tested negative on a COVID test. The lodge has an easy, no-hassle system of providing a test for you before your trip. No issues there.    Fishing is done by jet boats on the local rivers, so you can choose from 3, 4 or 5 days of flyouts in the  Dehavilland Beavers airplanes.  Enjoy superb cuisine, and fabulous new, clean accommodations in the lodges new cabins.

Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda for additional information and to BOOK!

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Iliamna River Lodge Info & Pricing


2022 Availability: Sept 18-24 (single angler) 5 flyouts $9300

2023 Availability: June 18-24, June 25 – July 1, July 2 – 8, & July 23 – 29

Spend a day flying out to a remote river, or running upstream on a jet boat and sight fishing for wild trout, char, and salmon.  Explore the bends and oxbows filled with native Char and trophy rainbows in the crystal clear waters of Lake Iliamna watershed of Bristol Bay. Hear the roar of bears in distant valleys under the watchful gaze of bald and golden eagles. All this and more is waiting for you at the Iliamna River Lodge

You must choose between  4 or 5 flyouts included in your trip (additional flyouts added at a rate of $500 per angler and may be added once you’re at the lodge).

4 Flyouts / 2 Homewaters: $8800

5 Flyouts / 1 Homewaters: $9300

Rates include: Transportation to the lodge from Pedro Bay and transportation to the best fishing destinations by air or boat for fishing up to 6 different rivers per week (depending on number of flyouts chosen).  We have 4 DeHavilland Beavers at our disposal and the best seasoned Alaskan pilots you can find. All gourmet meals, guiding, use of all boats and motors, use of aircraft, all equipment including rods, reels, flies & leaders.  We also include waders and wading boots if you need them or would like to leave yours at home.

Rates do not Include: Gratuities, liquor, 7-day Alaska fishing license, commercial flight or chartered air travel between Anchorage and Pedro Bay (this flight will be set up by lodge personnel through Lake Clark Air).”

The Comforts of Home

Accommodations… Amongst The Wild Alaskan Outdoors

Our Fishing Lodge… is sitting in not only the heart of Alaska’s best fishing area, but it is also surrounded by breath-taking Alaskan scenery. Nestled among pines overlooking the Iliamna River where our float planes land and take off, the lodge gives our guests easy access to fabled local waters to fish for Trout, Salmon, and Char.Our newly built spacious cabins are appointed with efficient heating, walk-in showers, and a front porch that offers fantastic views of nearby peaks and the Iliamna River.

After a Day Out on the Water

There’s Nothing Like a Gourmet Hot Meal

Dinners like one would find in finer restaurants are served here in the main lodge. The bell for breakfast rings early for anglers anxious to get out and fly fish this treasured Iliamna Lake region of Alaska. Whether you’re dining or relaxing, the lodge provides the perfect setting for many pleasant moments, conversations, and memoriesRest assured that you won’t leave for a day of fishing without a full belly.  Our gourmet chef receives the highest praise from our guests.

The Ridge at Rainbow River Info & Pricing


The Ridge at Rainbow River is located on private land in the heart of Alaska’s phenomenal Bristol Bay and Lake Illiamna “Trophy Alaska Rainbow Trout” watershed, conveniently adjacent to the Katmai Wilderness. The fly fishing lodge offers magnificent views of the Alaska wilderness and the “Home River” is the beautiful Copper River, one of Alaska’s original “fly fishing only” designated streams.

2022 Availability: Sept 11-17, opening for 4 anglers, 4 flyouts $8800/pp

The Rock at Talarik Creek Outpost Info & Pricing

Rainbow River Lodge and Iliamna River Lodge are excited to expand their epic fishing program by launching a new operation on Lower Talarik Creek. A truly phenomenal fishery, Talarik Creek Outpost will offer a fishing program unparalleled to anything in Alaska.

Package Details

**Package sold as groups of 4**

Lower Talarik creek is world renowned for its unique fishery and unusually large rainbow trout. You will be hard pressed to find a larger average rainbow with as much grit and guts as those found on Lower Talarik Creek anywhere in the state of Alaska. It is nestled on banks of the Lower Talarik Creek on a privately-owned section of property and within walking distance of the shores of Lake Iliamna. Talarik Creek Outpost offers unlimited access to all that the Lower Talarik has to offer, in a truly remote and wild setting.

Daily flyouts to other river destinations can be added to your week. The Lower Talarik awaits. The outpost only accepts 4 guests each week making it personal and attractive for groups wanting an exclusive adventure.

Package Pricing

$4,950 – 6 Days / 6 Nights Fully Guided

Daily flyouts may be added on for $500/pp.


Our bunkhouse has everything you need! 2 sets of bunk beds sleeps 4 anglers comfortably while the generator powers the lights and the Toyotomi heater that keeps everything warm and dry. Anglers and guides will eat hot breakfasts and dinner together in our messhall cabin which doubles as a common area for group gatherings.

Copper River Lodge Info & Pricing

Rainbow River Lodge and Iliamna River Lodge are excited to expand their epic fishing program by adding a new location – Copper Ridge cabinThis quaint, private cabin nestled on the banks of the Copper River ensures that you’ll enjoy the same quality and luxury that our guests know and come back for.

Package Details

**Package sold as groups of 4**

Get away for 6 days / 6 nights in an all-inclusive, fully-guided fly fishing trip on one of Alaska’s only Blue Ribbon trout streams. The cabin offers unexpected luxury in the remote Alaska wilderness and spectacular fishing in the famous Lake Iliamna drainage. The cabin comfortably holds 4 guests each week making it personal and attractive for groups wanting an exclusive retreat. Guests will need to fly into Iliamna and we will take care of everything from there.

2022 Package Pricing

$8,300 Flyout / Homewaters Combo Package

Includes 4 flyouts and 2 days on the Copper

(A 5th flyout may be added for $500 per-person)


The cabin boasts of its intricate Finnish style architecture and stunning 180 degree views of the Copper River Valley. With two master bedrooms and an additional bedroom nook, this layout is perfect for couples and/or families.

Moraine Creek Fish & Float Info and Pricing

Alaska Fish and Float Program

What sets us apart:  Our trips are ‘Custom’ and ‘Exclusive’.   We listen to what fishing adventure you desire and what level of experience you have. We then select a river for you and your group to float, best matching your abilities and interest.  And most important, it just ‘your group’.  We do not combine you with other guests you do not know.  That’s what makes us ‘exclusive’ and it makes your adventure unique and special!

If you’re looking for the best Alaska fishing trip adventure you’ve come to the right place! Fish and Float Alaska is sure to have an affordable trip that’s just right for you. Check out our options below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We’re recognized as one of the premier fly fishing guides in Alaska and we’re here to serve you and help you experience the Alaskan fly fishing trip of a lifetime  


  • Includes transportation from Iliamna to the river of your choice and back
  • $4200 per angler for most rivers 
  • $4700 per angler on the American Creek and Chilikadrotna
  • $4900 per angler on the Upper King Salmon
  • *Guided trip rates are based upon double occupancy.  Modified rates for odd-numbered guests.



  • Includes transportation from Iliamna to the river of your choice and back
  • $2200 per angler for most rivers
  • $2700 per angler on the Chilikadrotna
  • $2900 per angler on the Upper King Salmon
  • Minimum 2 anglers

*each additional day over 7 will be $150 per-person


Lodge * Week *  Availability

Royal Wolf Lodge 
June 10 – 17           1
June 17 – 24          9
July 8 – 15             8
July 22 – 29           1
Aug 5 – 12               1
Aug 12 – 19             5
Aug 19 – 26            1
Aug 26 – Sept 2    2
Sept 30 – Oct 7     4
Oct 7 – 14              12 *open for exclusive

Big Ku Lodge
June 25 – July 2   1
Aug 13 – 20           2
Aug 27 – Sep 3      2
Sep 17 – 24            4
Sep 24 – Oct 1       4

Iliamna River Lodge

June 12 – 18            8 *open for exclusive
July 24 – 30            2

Rainbow River Lodge
June 18 – 24           4
June 25 – July 1      2
August 27- Sept 2

Copper Ridge
Sept 11 – 17               4 *open for exclusive

Rock at Talarik
Sept 11 – 17                4 *open for exclusive
Sept 18 – 24              4 *open for exclusive
Sept 25 – Oct 1         4 *open for exclusive

Travel Details

Prior to Departure to Alaska: All anglers flying to Alaska need to have negative COVID test result within 72 hours of departure & test result paperwork on hand to board the jet.

Travel Details to Alaska:

• Arrive in Anchorage anytime before 2:00 p.m. on the day of your departure.
• Once you arrive in Anchorage, you will need to head over to Lake Clark Air for a 4:00 p.m. departure to Pedro Bay. You will need to be at Lake Clark Air by 3:00 p.m. The phone # for a cab is 907-276-1234 or 907-562-6805
• Lake Clark Air is located on Merrill Field airstrip at 2425 Merrill Field Dr, 907-278-2054. We will arrange this flight for you but you will need to pay for it ($500) once you get there unless you want to call LCA and pay in advance. (LCA is an excellent family run charter busi-ness. This will be one of the most spectacular flights you will ever take)

From Alaska:

  • We will return from fishing by 3:00 p.m. so everyone will have time to get organized, eat a light meal, and say good-bye before a departure from the lodge at 5:00 p.m.
  • We suggest scheduling your commercial flight out of Anchorage no earlier than 10:30 p.m. or 11:00 p.m

Terms and Conditions

Deposit & Cancellation Policy: Trip insurance is recommended for your Alaska fishing vacation.  To purchase a specialized travel insurance plan for this trip, please click below.  

Standard Cancellation Policy:  We recommend trip insurance.  Deposits and final payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:   We will allow guests to reschedule if they are forced to cancel their trip due to travel or lodge closures from the pandemic.  In this event, any deposits and final payments will be transferred in full to a rescheduled week.  Trip insurance does not cover pandemic related issues, but it may provide coverage if you contract COVID-19 prior to or while on your trip.  In addition, a ‘cancel for any reason’ (CFAR) upgrade is available to be added to cover cancellations due to uncovered reasons at 50% reimbursement.  For any specific policy or coverage questions, please contact the insurance provider.  We recommend purchasing standard trip insurance at minimum.  For this reason, we recommend purchasing standard trip insurance at a minimum.  We especially encourage travel insurance for float trips due to the medical and evacuation coverage it may provide in case of an emergency.  Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Travel Insurance

Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email [email protected].



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