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“First of Many to Come”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of No See Um Lodge

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No See Um Lodge
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
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“First of Many to Come”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

My overall experience at NoSeeUm was excellent in every respect. The flying, fishing, accommodations, and camaraderie were all top notch. The pilots are extremely professional. I felt more comfortable and safe flying in the lodge's Beavers than in the 737's I flew in to reach Anchorage. The guides are top notch and patient, which translates into anglers of every skill level having a great experience. The meals and accommodations were also something to be remembered. And the icing on the cake is the landscape and wildlife. It was enough to make me forget why I was there a few times each day. It was a stunning experience that I hope to share with John and his crew several times in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Kevin T says it all. No finer lodge in Alaska. The best! INCREDIBLE FISHING, GREAT FUN, FABULOUS FOOD AND STAFF. ALL VERY DEDICATED TO THE CLIENTS ENJOYMENT. SUPERBLY MAINTAINED BEAVER PLANES AND SAFETY COMES FIRST, ALWAYS. The guides are passionate about catching fish and work hard to make it happen. At NoSeeUm it is not so much about fishing and more about catching. I will return again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

After 10 years, thousands of dollars and thousands of miles, I keep coming back to No See Um.
John has the best pilots, best Beavers, best guides and best lodge service anywhere,( including Kamchatka, Patagonia, And Chile). The freedom to fly into a river like Dream Creek just when the Rainbows are loading up on Salmon roe and nobody else is there is priceless. Most of the fish caught were over 25 ".
Its that experience and judgement to know where to go when and do it safely that makes the place special

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Placerville, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

John Holman and his team provide a wonderful experience that is unparalleled. I have fished out of other lodges in the area, including Rainbow King, so I have some bases for this perspective. The fishing is superb, the guides are friendly and instructive, the pilots talented and safe, the accommodations comfortable and the food delicious. For the second year in a row, I brought my wife, who has not been fishing for as long as I have. The guides tailor their instruction and fishing locations to ability, and my wife never felt slighted in any way.

The plane, pilot and guides are with you all day for every trip, no drop-offs, so if the fishing is not good and you want to move, you can do it. This is a distinct advantage over other lodges.

We enjoyed the entire staff and will be back again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

This year, before returning to the No See Um Lodge for my 13th straight year, a friend asked me why I would travel so far just to go to the same place over and over again. The answer was easy .... " At the No See Um I know exactly what I'm going to get and it's exactly what I want". The lodge is located right in the middle of the universe for catching large Alaskan rainbows and let's not forget the "Chernobyl" sized arctic char. The lodge itself offers the kind of personal service that makes you feel more like an old friend instead of just another 7 day client. The food is outstanding and freshly prepared everyday by the hands of an outstanding chef and served by a top notch service team. The living accommodations are great with comfortable beds, clean baths, hot showers and great spaces to hang -out, have a drink and brag about the big fish landed during the day. Lets face it, the reason we make the trip is to fish in and experience one of the last great frontiers in the world. To assure no guest leaves disappointed the professional guide team at the No See Um are truly some of the best in the business. Regardless of your level of experience as a fly fisher these guys bring it everyday to make sure all of the guests enjoy their time in the Alaskan wild. There is only one thing more important to John and his team than great service and outstanding fishing.... Safety. This starts with the meticulously maintained fleet of De Havilland Beaver aircraft and an attitude that nothing is worth risking the safety of a No See Um guest. This is an important box to check when choosing an Alaskan fishing lodge. I can honestly say that after 13 years of fishing with the No See Um I have never witness a compromise of this high standard of safety. Lastly, Yes.... I am booked to return for my 14th consecutive year August 2013. Can't wait!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

I've fished all my life and this was by far my best experience. The accommodations, food, staff, and fishing were all excellent. We flew to a different river each day. The planes stayed with us all day so we could quickly switch locations or return to home base if necessary.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

John and his crew run a first class operation. The ability to fish natural free flowing rivers within a 100 mile radius from the lodge via Beavers is unique. You are not stuck on just one river. The equipment, the buildings are well maintained, clean and comfortable. Once you experience this type of fishing in this remote area you will definitely return. The guides are extremely professional and patience and you learn how to catch fish. It is unbelievable how many fish you catch and how big they are. It is awesome!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about No See Um Lodge

Property: No See Um Lodge
Address: Kvichak River, King Salmon, AK 99613
Location: United States > Alaska > King Salmon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in King Salmon
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No See Um Lodge is built on a high bank overlooking the Kvichak River. The guest houses have a total of six bedrooms, each equipped with two beds and a complete bathroom. A lounge with bar and wood stove enhance the comfortable setting. Gourmet meals are prepared by our world class chef. We will gladly accommodate any special needs with a little advance notice. Fresh breads, rolls and desserts are prepared daily in our bakery. Select red and white wines are served with dinner. Electricity is available 24 hours a day, as is telephone and Internet access. Nightly activities include fishing (right in front of the lodge), horseshoes, volleyball, cards, satellite TV, and internet access. ... more   less 
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No See Um Lodge King Salmon, Alaska

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