FishHound Expeditions is a guide owned, guide operated company offering Alaska Fly Fishing Trips on some of Alaskas' best rivers. With over 30 years of combined guiding experience we are truly FishHounds! We have taken our years of experience and found the best Alaska fishing for our clients through countless fishing trips and have gained permits for our most favorite and remote rivers.
Our guides are local fisherman first so we know when & where to catch fish on the Alaskan road system. With a beautiful drive just an hour and fifteen minutes north of Anchorage we have access to some of the best fishing in the state no bush plane needed!
FishHound is named lovingly after our hound dog: Hatch. Hatch was found as a puppy on the side of the road after a great day of fishing & catching an incredible may-fly hatch, thus his name sake. The company is a product of veteran guides Adam Cuthriell and Dave Repta "Reps" and of course their loving wives. We have over thirty years of combined guiding experience all over the world, but have made our home here in the great state of Alaska.
Owner & Alaska fishing guide Adam Cuthriell has been chasing fish on a fly for his clients all over North America and Kamchatka for the last 15 years. His excitement, passion, & knowledge for all things with fins is equaled only by his love of the river. The years of experience helps us adapt to our clients individual needs and learning styles to make their progression in fishing excel whether that be learning to hold a fly rod for the first time or perfect the perfect Double-spey. When not in the river Adam can be found chasing water it in its other form... Snow! Throughout the great state of Alaska and all its snowy peaks via split-board, snow machine, or ice axes. He is also a state of Alaska EMT and active member on Girdwood Volunteer Fire & Rescue.
Alaska fishing guide Dave Repta or "Reps" as he is known in the Alaskan fishing scene. Reps has been fishing Alaskan waters from Kodiak to the Brooks Range for the last 32 years. While guiding hundreds of clients from around the world the last 15 years, his ability to read water and put you on the fish can't be matched.
Reps wife Gwenn will be working behind the scenes baking fresh cookies, breads, tasty treats and amazing home made jellies for you on the river, and does all the packing and shipping for our expedition trips. We couldn't do all this without her!
What we'll do
Our summer single 1/2 day float & wade trips take place up in the town of Willow, AK, a beautiful and scenic hour and fifteen minute drive north of Anchorage. We are the closest consistent fishing location to Anchorage!
We have taken our knowledge & experience that comes with multi-day Alaska fishing trips and focused that talent into our 1/2 day Alaskan fishing adventure! Since our guides are local fisherman first we know when & where to catch fish on the Alaskan road system. With a beautiful drive just an hour and fifteen minutes north of Anchorage we have access to some of the best fishing in the state no bush plane needed!
We will meet you at a local Willow favorite coffee spot- Lead Dog Espresso - and get you geared up for your trip. From there you will follow your guide to the first spot of water you will be fishing.
These trips are great for guests of all ages and skill levels! We've taken folks as young as 4 and as old as 94 out on our trips!
Once you're at the river, your guide will chat with you about your experience level and if needed do a hands on fly fishing 101to get even the most novice angler ready to expertly land some fish.
After the fly fishing 101 you'll head down to the river and start casting and catching!
Depending on how a certain area of water is fishing, the guide may have you follow them in your vehicle to another spot on the river.
From rainbows to salmon we can show you how to handle some of Alaska's best water in a day!
Our trips can begin as early as mid to late May and run through September 30th & just like anything in Alaska are at mother nature's whim. The rivers we guide on are the tributaries of the Susitna river systems. Based on which rivers are fishing the best, FishHound will supply our customers with the fishing gear they need (license's & parking fees excluded) from quality waders & boots to rods, reels, line & even flies at no additional charge!
We realize that most folks who are doing these style of trips may be new to it & would have no idea what to bring, so we take the guess work out of it- right down to having back-up ponchos and rain gear for our guests.
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 7-8 hours (plan to be out on the river with us for about 4 hours, hitting up some of our favorite spots, and possibly traveling to different river sections to cast on some fresh water.)
*Departure time: all 1/2 day trips begin in Willow in the morning, around 10am. If you have a special request or are interested in other start times, we may be able to accommodate, please ask!
*Price is for 2-people (and we welcome groups!)
*Meetup location is in Willow, a short drive North of Anchorage, and we will arrange details with you after booking
*We provide all fishing gear needed on this full day trip, the only things you'll need to bring is an Alaska fishing license, a rain jacket (never leave home without one in Alaska), a good pair of sunglasses, and a sense of adventure!
*Please dress in layers, Alaskan weather can change rapidly
*All Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, and Dolly Varden are catch and release species on our rivers. If you fish with us during Salmon season and land one that is able to be kept via Fish & Game regulations you will be able to keep it. We do not assist in the processing or mailing of fish.
*We operate privately guided trips, please call 513-512-5946 to arrange your custom fishing expedition today!
Pandemic/Covid-19/Travel restriction Policy-Clients experiencing issues w/the aforementioned issues will receive a full refund less $50 per angler per day to cover credit card fees, permits, and insurance costs. That $50 fee will also act as a credit towards another trip in the future at the current booking year price and does not expire.
Normal cancelation policy-30 days out from booking 100% refund minus $50 processing fee. Less than 14 days out no refunds are given.
We understand that extreme situations can happen i.e. death in family or extreme illness or other unforeseen situations. We are a small family owned company and will work with each guest. Now this is not the same as if clients see that it's raining and don't want to participate or just don't show up for whatever reason.