Tightlines Alaska
Tightlines Alaska
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WHO WE ARE Tightlines Alaska is a professional guide service sharing a deep respect for the great outdoors and expertise in salmon and trout fishing on the Kenai and Kasilof River. We are currently located in the Kenai Peninsula in the town of Soldotna and Coopers Landing. At Tightlines Alaska we pride ourselves on providing absolute customer service with integrity. We specialize in making every trip a "Once in a Lifetime" adventure whether it's for your business client, best friend, or family!
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Buck Beatty
Ferndale, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The Kenai River is a calling to most serious king salmon fishermen. For years you hear of very large kings caught in it, and think I should give it a try, Well we scheduled a trip with Tight Lines Resort and Guide Service and a dream became reality. We were provided a variety of fishing experiences, Cook Inlet for halibut, rock cod, and true cod. The guides put us on fish and a processing company, provided by Tight Lines cleaned and vacuum sealed them for home. Then a day on the Kasilof River for kings and sockeye salmon, and a day on the Kenai river where we asked our guide Bill if we could fish for kings only. Bill, a seasoned and excellent guide found our party 3 big kings, a 50+lb , 45lb , and a 30+lb king. We were elated and feel Bill had a magic touch, 3 kings on lures, no bait or scent. Tight Lines made that all possible. Tight lines is a mom and pop type resort, guide service, that not only provides comfortable accommodations , but a great guide service at a reasonable cost. A many thumbs up to Tight Lines.
Written July 21, 2020
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Brigham Alston
Mesa, AZ3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
Over all one of the best experiences fishing, we caught humongous rainbow trout with ease, you are taken to all the best spots and shown all the best places to cast your lines. Our instructor was very patient and very knowledgeable about fishing and a great personality to be around. I learned how to fly fish in minutes and my brother caught the biggest trout I’ve ever layed eyes on. Definitely he knew where to go and how to make the boring moments very fun and entertaining.
Written September 13, 2021
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Rachel Z
Chesapeake, VA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Collin made our trip to Alaska everything we had hoped for! Awesome day on the river! Too many fish to count and all different kinds. He is knowledgeable, funny and just an all around great day to hang with! He worked his ass off for us and his instincts on finding AND catching the fish was unbelievable. Ten stars for Collin!
Written September 9, 2022
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Chris M
Scottsdale, AZ14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Had a great time fishing with Collin & his first mate Willie.

Super knowledgeable of the river, fishing times, and bait / combo to use to help catch King Salmon.

I would highly recommend if you are looking to fish The Kenai River for Kings.

Very good experience overall and would use him again for my next fishing trip to Alaska.
Written May 29, 2021
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ronimarie
Talkeetna, AK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Previously have fished with Collin before, and I was super impressed with his knowledge on fishing, the water, fly fishing and overall knowledge. The weather was accommodating, his co caption Willie was a joy to be around, and lastly I landed Dolly Varden , trout, and some salmon! Much needed trip, and I’d recommend Tightlines to whoever wanted a great experience for anyone.
Written April 11, 2023
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Rob
Easton, MD99 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Friends
We did a 4-hour float boat trip from Cooper Landing. We caught several varieties of fish. Collin worked well with us; as none of us had fly fished before. He took the time to teach us and made sure we had it down before we left on our voyage. The views were amazing and the fish were biting. Highly recommend!!
Written August 24, 2022
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davismichaelr1
Anchorage, AK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Great time with Collin. His expert advice allowed my brother and I to catch our limit of Sockeye Salmon early in our trip. Rather than bring us back as other guides do, Collin and Willie used the rest of the time to teach us fly fishing as we meandered down the Kenai River. It was a memorable and learning experience that I will never forget!
Written July 1, 2021
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superhero70
Austin, TX58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Collin Papuga with Tightlines Alaska was an awesome and extremely knowledgeable guide to fish with. We used a couple of guides during our stay in the Kenai and Collin was by far the best. There were four people in our group (me, my son, and two buddies). My buddies are avid fishermen, and me and my son are pretty much novices. Collin made all of us look like pros and caught our limit of sockeye for the day. My 15-yr old son said that so far this was his best experience of the trip and wants to come back again. Another treat was Collins first-mate Willie (King Haired Dachshund) who manned the deck and enjoyed the attention from the guests.Thanks Collin for such a great experience!
Written February 15, 2022
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Laine L
Franklin, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Collin did a fantastic job organizing a memorable fishing experience for our group of 16. His communication and planning was well done from start to finish. We caught a handful of salmon, learned how to fly fish and left with a memory we will never forget. Thank you Collin for your time, knowledge, experience and engagement. JP and Adam rounded out the day as additional, amazing guides.
Written August 10, 2021
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hunterkml
New Milford, CT1 contribution
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Sep 2017 • Friends
This was my first trip to Alaska. The experience was amazing and all the credit goes to Collin from Tightlines Alaska, Collin's passion for fishing and Alaska was contagious.. His patience and teaching skills helped me get more proficient with a fly rod than ever and his knowledge of the Kenai River and skills put us on nice fish over and over again... Tightlines gave us great recommendations for accommodations and food too. Really doesn't get any better than that!!!
Written September 28, 2017
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