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Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

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Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

My wife and I, in our sixties but reasonably fit, are travelling independently from Australia.

After travelling from Bellingham on the Alaska Marine Highway with stops along the way we arrive in Whittier on 10th July.

We are thinking of taking the train from Whittier to Spencer Whistlestop and return and then up to Girdwood arriving same day in the evening. Possibly stay 2 nights in Girdwood then train to Seward for 2 nights then have 3 nights left when I would like to do some fly-fishing for trout. We both enjoy kayaking and hiking so would like suggestions of somewhere to stay where my wife has options as she does not fish. Happy to spend on a nice lodge if necessary.

Not sure how we then get to Homer.

Any suggestions on this itinerary and things not to miss would be most welcome.

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1. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

Would you be open to renting a car and driving yourself?

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2. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

Are you only interested in trout or would you be interested in salmon fishing too?

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3. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

Not into fly fishing but there is the Anchor River outside of Homer. As for public transportqtion you can fly from Anchorage. There isstqge service bt know nothig of it. We drive

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4. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

Yes, that is a possibility.

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5. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

Have never tried fly-fishing for salmon but yes. Do not know what is best at that time of year.

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6. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

I really would recommend you get a rental car.......even if you find a bus that will drop you off in a particular town, you would still need transportation from one fishing place on the river to another......same way with hiking or kayaking......you need a way to get to the trailheads, etc........

Depending on when your ferry gets to Whittier, you might take the train to Anchorage and pick up a rental car there, drive to Homer and Seward before returning the car in Anchorage......that is assuming you will be flying home from Anchorage........

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7. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

Thanks. sounds as if renting a car is the best option.

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8. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

I might just do one night in Girdwood. In Seward, a kenai fijords tour is a great day, hike to the bottom of exit glacier, rent sea kayaks ( millers landing). Not much flyfishing there.

After that, your flyfishing options are great... Head toward Cooper Landing;

Fly fish for reds in the Russian

Take a guided trout charter on the upper Kenai

Fish pinks in Hope

continue to soldota and on to Homer;

Flyfish reds/ trout on the kenai/ kasilof

FlyFish the Anchor for dollies

Do a flyout from Soldotna for trout or salmon

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9. Re: Fly-fishing and itinerary from Whittier to Homer in 8 days

Thank you. Seems like lots of options. Very excited about the trip and will investigate all your suggestions.

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