I have been on quite a few fishing trips to Alaska and Canada and the absolute best are my two trips with the Duncans. The family goes out of their way to make sure that everyone has a good fishing and wilderness experience , and to top it off, the river is absolutely packed with fish.
I came to the Upper River Base Camp with three goals in mind: to catch a King Salmon on a fly rod; to catch a Rainbow trout on a mouse pattern; and to catch a nice Rainbow with my father’s antique case rod. My guide said, “No problem. We’ll do all those today.” And we did!
My 4th trip to Alaska – This is by far the best operated camp so far! Great guides and food. Best of all is the relaxed, informal atmosphere created by a great bunch of people who really enjoy what they are doing and function as “a team”. Thanks to all for a wonderful experience.
Salmon Trout & Steelhead Magazine
Everybody should have the opportunity to run this 20-mile stretch of river with Brad in his Willie Boat. It blew our minds, making us wonder if we were fishing or riding a roller coaster at Disneyland.
Tenth trip with the Duncans and was just superb. Great fishing, great variety of species, and my own personal best (45lb. King). Can’t imagine anywhere in the world to equal Alaska and doubt if anywhere else in Alaska can quite measure up to the Chosen River.
There is no way to improve on perfection – guides, food, fishing, and the ambiance.
I’d like to thank the Duncan family for the trip of a life time. It was everything advertised and then some. The flight up into the upper tributaries in the Grumman Goose was an adventure in itself but small in comparison to the experience we had for the next five or six days of our float down from the remote mountains through some of the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen. I can’t think of a better way to see Alaska. The fishing experience I can’t begin to describe. To say it was as good as it gets doesn’t go far enough. It was the best fly fishing I have ever experienced. Two rods bent at a time in the raft was a common problem we didn’t mind dealing with while we hooked more large fat Dollies and Rainbows than we could count throughout the day. The guides were expert at pointing out the more challenging “mouse water” for those huge Bows that lay in wait. “Hold on to your rod” is the best advice I can give. The guides seemed to have the set up and tear down of the camp along the way down to a fine art with outstanding meals prepared every evening. Hooking Silvers and Kings on a fly the final two days of the float was the best. Although I didn’t personally land a King it was the most exciting 15 or 20 seconds of screaming my reel can remember. A lesser man would not have survived it. If you love the wilderness and fly fishing this is a trip you don’t want to miss. I’ll go again and again.