Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition in Alaska

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Tracy Vrem's Blue Mountain Lodge

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition


Phone icon907-360-0541 Email icontracy@bluemountainlodge.com Link iconbluemountainlodge.com
PO Box 771838
Eagle River, AK 99577

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The Story

At Blue Mountain Lodge we offer daily fly-out fishing in some of the most remote and breathtaking streams in Alaska. Our guides will fly you and your group to a different small, wadable steam each day where you can fish for all species of salmon, Dolly Varden, Arctic char, rainbow trout and grayling We've been in business for over 25 years and are owned and operated by Master Guide and lifelong Alaskan, Tracy Vrem. Each day you'll wake up to a home-cooked breakfast, then taken by bush plane to fish the secluded waters of the Alaska Peninsula. We have a great variety of fishing locations, beautiful scenery, and the ability to customize your daily activities. Come back to our newly constructed main lodge where you'll have a chance to relax before being served a family-style dinner. We offer internet access, flat-screen TV, and private guest quarters.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best Alaskan fly fishing trip by far A friend and I spent 6 days in the Alaskan tundra wading creeks, small and large rivers for silver salmon,dolly varden,grayling,and rainbows. There were no boats and no float planes,only a short takeoff and landing supercharged piper. It was a late season trip for my friend and me,just the 2 of us and Tracy(pilot and Guide).This trip was by far the best ever with no close 2nds.The flying,guiding,and fishing were superb. One afternoon catching grayling and dollies on #14 dry flies during a hatch after spending the morning catching 10-15lb silvers on 8wt rods.Final day we fished fresh silvers with sea lice 200 yds from the Northern Pacific ocean in the morning and a steam in the afternoon which had not seen a fly in over a year-exceptional fishing for large dolly varden in current.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from World Class Operation and Experience I have fished all over North America and own a lodge myself. I cannot speak highly enough about Blue Mountain Lodge and Tracy. Everything is first class and the fishing is spectacular; the service and attention to detail is great; I cannot say enough. I am heading back again this year after a great trip last year.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific fishing and great hospitality! My first trip to Blue Mountain Lodge and I’m already thinking about my next one! Tracy and his family are down-to-earth hosts, served us delicious home-cooked meals, and took us on daily short flights to incredibly beautiful spots that provided great fishing (without the crowds). Can’t wait til my return! Thx to the Vrem’s for all they do!
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extrodinary fishing in a fabulous Place We spent 5 days fishing with Tracy and Linda at Blue mountain Lodge. Second time there, but first time fishing. The fishing is second to none. I took my 12 year old son up there for an experience not had by many. He is an avid fisherman, but not when it comes to flies. He had never caught anything on a fly. With in 10 minutes of landing on the water , Zane was hooked up with a 12 pound plus chum salmon. I don't think he has stopped smiling to this day. We fished different streams or rivers every day. We never saw another fisherman on the streams with us, unless you count the Alaskan brown bears who shared the waters with us...The food was great, the hostess kept our rooms tidy, and mother nature provided the rest. I can't wait to go back!!!
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an adventure! Awesome trip! Of the 5 days, 4 were my best days ever. day 1 =best silver salmon fishing of my life, i caught so many big fish that by day’s end my casting arm was hanging!, day 2 =best silver salmon fishing of my life (eclipsing day 1 by a factor of 2x), Day 3 =most trout caught in a single day = 51 (i kept count), Day 5 my best day of rainbow trout fishing ever, not the highest count, but best combo of quality and size (crazy good fun!). Day 4 would have rated except for being eclipsed by all the other days! Tracy and Linda are wonderful hosts. Linda does an great job making extraordinary meals with basic ingredients. She also has a talent for keeping the conversation fun and interesting, discussing all manner of topics with an endearing combination of plainspoken sincerity and insight. Tracy is an amazing guide . Took us to ridiculously remote locations with extraordinarily good fishing! Put us on fish every time! Patiently explained fishing technique and strategy. Also an awesome bush pilot, landing us in places that would have made most pilots gasp! Loved it!
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Wilderness Alaska Fishing I recently returned from "Tracy Vrem's Blue Mountain Lodge", out of King Salmon AK. I have been a guest here annually since 1991. I have re-booked the lodge for next year as well. They take 6 anglers and I book the entire lodge and have had no problem getting 5 friends. most have been multiple times. The fishing varies with the season and the Salmon runs. August/September is about the "Silver" run both from Bristol Bay and the Pacific ocean. The spawning Sockeye in most of the small streams cause a feeding frenzy of the Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Graying and Rainbow Trout. All 5 Pacific salmon are available depending on the timing. Groups of 3 fly out daily either in a Cessna 185 on floats or wheels to a different stream each day. The opportunity to witness the Alaskan wildlife is real. Bears, Moose, Eagles are common. In July/August a trip to Katmai National Park and Brooks Falls for Bear watching is a highlight and available via the float plane.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular Host, Spectacular Trip My father has been going to Blue Mountain for 30 years. I just have the pleasure of completing my third trip there with my son (19). Tracy and Linda Vrem are absolutely the best. My dad as been all over the world, and he will tell you Tracy is by far the best outfitter he has ever used. Thus why he continues to return. The video on his website (although old), truly depicts the experience one will have. On our last day there, July 27, 2018, may dad, son, and I caught 50-60 Rainbows that were all 20 inches plus, and some pushing 25 inches. It was magical day. I could not recommend this trip enough in all aspects to anyone. Especially a person that likes adventure, fly fishing and overall great experience!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding ! While I am not typically prone to writing reviews I cannot help but offer the following insights to our experience with Blue Mountain Lodge. We recently returned from a week with Tracy and the experience was singular in nature. The staff were the consummate passionate professionals experienced in every facet of life in Alaska. They made our experience that of "Once in a Lifetime". The accommodations were excellent in every detail, the food extraordinary, the attention to detail impressive and the staff superb. All set to the backdrop of true wilderness. It would be difficult to imagine how one might improve on this ideal experience. If you seek all that raw and unspoiled nature can offer, in the companionship of convivial consummate competent and passionate new friends this is the place to choose. And yes the fishing, wildlife and overall experience is also worldclass.
Date published: 2015-08-18
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