Rainbow King Lodge Alaska

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THE ULTIMATE ALASKA FLY-FISHING ADVENTURE

Situated on the pristine shores of the largest lake in Alaska, Rainbow King Lodge provides luxurious accommodations and expertly guided sports fishing experiences in the midst of one of Earth’s last true wilderness environments. With a capacity of only 16 guests per week, you’ll be on first-name basis with the staff the entire time, and you will feel like you’re staying in the very well-appointed vacation home of a friend. Alaska fly-fishing guests enjoy:

  • A comfortable lounge for sharing fish stories with other guests
  • A billiards table
  • Luxurious recliners by the fireside
  • Well-stocked fly shop
  • Card tables
  • Mixers available for bring-your-own spirits
  • A relaxing hot tub to soothe away the aches and pains of a hard day fishing
  • HD TV for relaxing during the evening
  • A driving range for the golf enthusiasts in your party
Rainbow King Lodge Grounds
  • Warm hospitality
  • Five-star lodging
  • Handcrafted gourmet meals
  • Secure Wi-Fi to keep in contact with family and business connections
  • Over an acre of meticulously kept lawns and flower gardens
  • Gourmet meals at dinner
  • Freshly prepared fireside lunches while out fishing
  • Made-to-order breakfasts
  • Customized menus to accommodate virtually any dietary needs

At least one of the salmon species will be available at all times of the season, allowing you to plan your trip to include the species of your choice:

  • Sockeye Salmon run from late June to early August
  • King Salmon run from mid-June to late July
  • Pink Salmon from mid-July to mid-August
  • Silver Salmon from early August to end of season in September
  • Chum Salmon from early July to mid/late August

While all Salmon species will never run at the same time, the best overlap of runs will occur from mid to late July.

Rainbow Trout are available throughout the season, with the largest and most plentiful being available during June and mid-August through September.

Arctic Grayling fishing is always excellent, as is the Arctic Char and Northern Pike.

Read what others have written about the Rainbow King Experience

Holy Grail of fly fishing

“When friends ask about my experience, the answer was always the same, ‘It was the best 6 days of fishing I have ever had. I have found the Holy Grail of fly fishing.'”
– James Wright
Rainbow King Lodge
5.0
2017-07-13T11:37:40+00:00
“When friends ask about my experience, the answer was always the same, ‘It was the best 6 days of fishing I have ever had. I have found the Holy Grail of fly fishing.'” – James Wright

#1 premier guide, outfitter, and lodge in Alaska

Rainbow King is the #1 premier guide, outfitter, and lodge in Alaska. There is nothing that compares in regards to the proprietary fishing locations, the lodging, the guides and staff, the equipment, and overall experience of Rainbow King. The food is prepared by top notch chefs and served by staff that are attentive to every little detail. Gus and the staff are the best guides in the world, regardless of your skill level. Bottomline, it’s the best fishing in all of AK, and maybe the world. Book your unforgettable trip with these guys…you‘ll be glad you did.” – Charles H.
Rainbow King Lodge
2017-07-13T11:42:44+00:00
“Rainbow King is the #1 premier guide, outfitter, and lodge in Alaska. There is nothing that compares in regards to the proprietary fishing locations, the lodging, the guides and staff, the equipment, and overall experience of Rainbow King. The food is prepared by top notch chefs and served by staff that are attentive to every little detail. Gus and the staff are the best guides in the world, regardless of your skill level. Bottomline, it’s the best fishing in all of AK, and maybe the world. Book your unforgettable trip with these guys…you‘ll be glad you did.” – Charles H.

Great for experienced anglers and novices alike.

“This is Alaska fishing the way it should be experienced by everyone who has dreamt of going! Remote waters, fly in and out on Beaver DeHavilland’s, pristine conditions, knowledgeable guides, helpful staff, and lodging that relaxes and reenergizes you after a long day of catching! Great for experienced anglers and novices alike.” – Kirk S., August 2016
Rainbow King Lodge
5.0
2017-07-13T13:28:44+00:00
“This is Alaska fishing the way it should be experienced by everyone who has dreamt of going! Remote waters, fly in and out on Beaver DeHavilland’s, pristine conditions, knowledgeable guides, helpful staff, and lodging that relaxes and reenergizes you after a long day of catching! Great for experienced anglers and novices alike.” – Kirk S., August 2016

RKL is the best it has ever been

“I have been coming to Rainbow King Lodge for 27 years now and plan to go back again next year with two friends. I have experienced different owners and different guides over that period. Today, RKL is the best it has ever been. If you want the ultimate in fly fishing adventure they can give it to you. I have come during the first week of the season all the way to the last week of the season. Each is unique and you can find your special week based on what you want to experience. All you have to do it ask them. All the best.”  Bob Buckman
Rainbow King Lodge
5.0
2017-07-13T13:28:01+00:00
“I have been coming to Rainbow King Lodge for 27 years now and plan to go back again next year with two friends. I have experienced different owners and different guides over that period. Today, RKL is the best it has ever been. If you want the ultimate in fly fishing adventure they can give it to you. I have come during the first week of the season all the way to the last week of the season. Each is unique and you can find your special week based on what you want to experience. All you have to do it ask them. All the best.”  Bob Buckman
3.0
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ALASKA FISHING

Rainbow King Lodge operates seasonally from June to September. Sea-bright king salmons lead the charge in June, providing some of the most challenging angling on the face of the planet, with sockeye salmon following their lead in late June and early July. Chum salmon and pinks are next, with silver salmon providing the grand finale in August and September. The grand prize of Alaska fishing, rainbow trout are available all season with the huge trophy rainbows moving up out of Lake Iliamna in Mid-August and September. Arctic grayling and Arctic char are both hard fighters that are in the rivers and creeks all season.

Illustrations © Joseph R. Tomelleri

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
Chum Salmon
Chum Salmon
Lake-Trout
Lake-Trout
Chinook-Salmon
Chinook (King) Salmon
Pink Salmon
Pink Salmon
Northern Pike
Northern Pike
Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye Salmon
Arctic Greyling
Arctic Greyling
Pacific Halibut
Pacific Halibut
Coho (Silver) Salmon
Coho (Silver) Salmon
Dolly Varden
Dolly Varden

Rainbow King Lodge combines the wilds of Alaska with the luxuries of the modern escape.

ALASKA FISHING LODGE ACCOMMODATIONS

Unlike many other fishing lodges in Alaska, where guests participate in combat fishing with hundreds of others, you’re more likely to see moose, brown bear, foxes, and other wildlife than fisherman outside of your own party and the guides. The fishing grounds for guests of Rainbow King Lodge include over 30 streams and rivers in the Iliamna/Katmai watershed that have been secured for exclusive access via private licenses. You’ll depart from the lodge in the morning on an aircraft equipped with floats to your fishing destination of the day. There will be one guide for every two anglers, and you’ll enjoy a hot lunch prepared by your guide in the fresh air on the shore of the river or stream where you’re fishing. Here is what you can expect from our Alaska fishing lodge when you’re not out fishing…

Fly Out Lodge
Fly In / Fly Out
exclusive waters
Exclusive Waters
High Speed Wi-Fi
High Speed Wi-Fi
Hot Tub
Hot Tub
Fly Shop
Fly Shop
Beginner Friendly
Beginner Friendly
fireside recliners
Fireside Recliners
Mobile Service
Mobile Service
Gourmet Meals
Gourmet Meals
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing
HD Television
HD Television
Billiards Table
Billiards Table
Five Star Bedding at Rainbow King
Five Star Bedding
The Lounge
Driving Range
Driving Range
Card Tables
Card Tables

CONTACT

For current availability, booking, rates, and anything else, just send us your current info and we’ll get
back with you as soon as we return from today’s fishing excursion. Call: (800) 458-6539