Alaska Fishing Guides
Owner-Pilot/Master Alaska Fishing Guide
Charlie Summerville 27 years guiding ALaska
Experienced professional Alaska fly fishing guides are the heart and sole of our business. Owner/Headguide Charlie Summerville has been in the trenches guiding as an Alaska fishing guide since he was 19 years old and guiding fly fisherman in Bristol Bay Alaska for the past 27 seasons. Charlie still guides 3-4 days a week, so he never forgets were he came from and keeps his pulse on the daily fishing conditions. Alaska Adventures knows the true value of a professional fly fishing guide. Charlie has earned his guides respect by being a leader and expects the highest standards and conduct of his fellow professional fly fishing guides.
Capt. Don Kingsley
15 years guiding Alaska -20 years NY
Born and Raised in upstate New York Don has been guiding fishermen in both Alaska and NY for over 20 years! In the fishing community Don is looked to by many to have achieved legend status. Alaska Adventures staff and guides look to Don as lodge Senoir guide and all around goto man. He will tell you with his humble tone that he does not know anything, but don’t let him fool you; Don has guided on the lower Alagnak River boondogin’ and backtrolling the tidewaters for fresh kings as well as being an expert fly fishing guide on the upper Alagnak Braids. His boat always comes back to camp with huge numbers and there is no secret why. Don is a retired Master Electrician and runs Alaska Adventures keeping the infrastructure running smooth. In the off season Don continues to guide on the Salmon River for Steelhead and Salmon running his own guide service called Tight Lines Guide Service out of Pulaski, NY.
Capt. Justin Bleicher
10 years guiding Alaska- 17 years NC
Raised in the Outer Banks in Eastern Carolina Justin holds an undergraduate degree in Geology from Eastern Carolina University. Justin is a duck hunting connoisseur and a world class waterfowl guide. With over 15 years as a professional guide Justin has a background in commercial fishing and has more boat time than can be counted. Probably the kindest individual you will ever meet, Justin is an important part to Alaska Adventures. Justin is dubbed Head Captain and shuttle man moving both clients and gear up and down the river rain or shine. A fine boat captain and guide Justin will make your gut hurt with his hilarity, charm you with his southern hospitality. Your arm will hurt with the amount of fish you will catch.
Capt. Patrick McIntyre
12 years guiding Alaska -15 years Northern Ca
Raised in Northern California, Pat spent lots of his time fly fishing for steelhead and trout. Pat’s attention to detail and enthusiasm for fishing make him a great fly fisherman and wilderness rafting guide. Who is Pat? Pat is a professional outdoor action photographer following speed skiers down mountains at mock speed, a past bungee cord business owner insuring safe jumps and a extreme skiing competitor flying off snow capped cliffs. With the drive to be the best and his competitive nature Pat is becoming one of Alaska Adventures most well rounded top fly fishing guides with a bright future. In the off season Pat can be found filming the winter Olympics with NBC or extreme skiing in Canada as he is a world class extreme action camera man with many skills.
Capt. Pete Micol
9 years guiding Alaska- 20 years Michigan
Pete holds a Masters degree in education,Raised in Northern Michigan Pete was a school teacher 1st and then became a professional Fly fishng guide. Pete spends Sept-April guiding on the Betsy River in Michigan at www.petesflyfishing.com spending lots of his time Spey fishing for steelhead and trout. June -Sept he graces us with his guiding skills with the 2 hander.
Capt. Russell Owens
5 years guiding Alaska -10 years SC
Raised in South Carolina, Russell started fishing at a young age along the coastal waters and inland rivers . Today he is a very well rounded fisherman as well as Waterfowl hunting guide. In his spare time he is learning to fly planes and is an accomplished Decoy carver winning numerous titles and blue ribbons.
Capt. Phil Sanfilipo – Wildlife Naturalist
10 years guiding Alaska
Phil is our Chief Naturalist and Bear Viewing guide In the off season Phil works in the office helping charlie with the Web and marketing duties, He can be found filming wildlife in Florida and other warm destinations in the off season. Waiting for the bears to show back up in Alaska from their winter snooze.
Capt. Ethan Baca
7 years guiding Alaska – 9 years NM
Capt. Chad Bryson
18 years combined – AK-NC-GA-Fl
Chad is a professional fishing guide who comes from the North Ga mountains. He has Worked full time in the fly fishing industry for 18 years with his guiding exploits covering Ga,AK,NC, and Florida and the Carribean. Chad owns and operates ChadBrysonfishing.com in the off season fly fishing NC-GA .
Professional Fishing Guides
Alaska Adventures main goal is to have the best Alaska fishing guides working for them. Over the years we have acquired a veteran staff of very experienced professional Alaska fly fishing guides. Our professional guides range from 21-55 years old and have a combined fishing guide experience of over 80 years guiding fisherman. The professional Alaska fishing guides that work for Alaska Adventures come from all over the US to include Montana, Florida, North Carolina, Upstate NY ,Ohio, Arizona and Washington State, they represent a vast knowledge of some of the best fisheries in the country as most of them are professional year round guides that work in Alaska during the summer and guide elsewhere in the off season. Each professional guide is a United States Coast Guard licensed boat captain, fully trained in CPR, first aid, water safety, and has the technical skills to teach Alaska fly fishing classes, fly tying and casting clinics nightly at the lodge or just rig your terminal gear correctly.
Alaska Adventures Fishing Guides
Our fishing guides are probably some of the most diverse in the industry, with each guide having his own specialties and favorite fishing techniques to teach our guest’s. These guides are some of the top fly fisherman spin fisherman for Salmon, Rainbows, Char, Grayling and Halibut. Each individual guide brings a unique flavor to the lodge atmosphere. Our professional fishing guides for are ready to serve you.
Appreciating your Guide
Our fishing guides well worn look comes from incredibly hard working professionals who stop at nothing short of making it happen with a can do attitude, enthusiasm and expertise of this exceptional group of individual fishing guides. What separates us from our competition is that our guides truly care about showing you a 1st class wilderness fishing experience, they give 110% each and every day, The guides are true professionals in the guiding industry and they look forward to fishing with you. Please show them the respect and appreciation they deserve with your thanks in a proper gratuity at the end of the week as it is much appreciated.
Alaska Fly Fishing Guides
Our Alaska fly fishing guides will teach you everything you need to know from a to z about the fly fishing techniques we use. Our Alaska Fly fishing guides are very experienced in all aspects of knot tying, leader building, and proper fly casting and fishing techniques, Our top Alaska fly fishing guides will amaze you with there fish catching techniques on the rivers. Each fly fishing guide will have complete extra rods and reels rigged ready to fish with at all times if you don’t have the proper gear. Many of our fly fishing guides can also teach right or left handed as they have truly mastered the skill of fly fishing and welcome the opportunity to teach newcomers.
Fly Fishing Guide School
Alaska Adventures operates 2 fishing guide schools 1 in Pennsylvania twice a year and one in Alaska once a year if your ready to learn all the skills needed to become a top fly fishing guide let Charlie and his staff of international fishing guides 20 years experience as master fishing guides in Alaska open your eyes to a real fishing guide school, our top graduate is guaranteed a job with us at Alaska adventures lodge. learn fly fishing~ Jet boat Basics ~ Prop boat basics ~ Rafting Basics ~ Wilderness Cooking ~ wilderness Survival basics ~ Fresh water fishing techniques for 5 species of Salmon and Rainbow Trout, Saltwater fishing techniques for false Albacore- Tuna-Stripers. Reading & understanding tide books and weather. And the most important Guide attitude and stream etiquette. Dates and prices for fall of November $2600pp for a 10 day course includes CPR first aid training certification. Allot of hands on fishing and practical boating experience. Includes all meals, instructors and waterfront lodging on Pamlico sound.