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An Absolutely Terrific Time
“Dear John, Sandy and I want to sincerely thank you for a wonderful week.  You and your guides/pilots are terrific.  The chef produced magnificent meals and the ladies are just absolutely wonderful.  The accommodations were everything we anticipated and hoped they would be.  We had an absolutely terrific time. The... Read More

A Trip of a Lifetime
“My son and I experienced a trip of a lifetime. The fishing, the amenities and the staff that run the lodge could not do a better job. You are in great hands with the guides, the pilots and the chef. I have been lucky enough to fish at many lodges... Read More

Charlie James, WI
“No See Um Lodge is my favorite fishing lodge in the World. I have been a fly fisherman all of my 80 years and have fished in North & South America. However, I have been to No See Um more times than I have fingers on my hands. Started fishing at... Read More

Lindy and Ed
“Once again, we enjoyed another terrific week at No See Um lodge. The fishery has remained great throughout the six years we’ve been visiting the lodge. No See Um itself is a great place to enjoy the company of other anglers and guides where you can relax, leave the Lower 48 behind... Read More

Craig Wright
“I have been fishing at No See Um Lodge for over 12 years. The lodge, aircraft, staff and yes the fishing are all top shelf. John Holman and his team run a first class operation (as his father Jack did) working tirelessly to assure that each client has a uniquely... Read More

Gregor, NZ
“John Holman and his staff operate an incredible Alaskan fishing and wilderness experience. The attention to detail is impressive, friendly attentive staff, a high standard of meals and accommodation, and personalised fishing (even the salmon egg patterns that we fished with were hand painted by the guides – now that... Read More

Darci
“We just returned from another MAGICAL trip to NoSeeUm Lodge on the Kvichak River. It was my 10th annual trip and my partner’s 21st! I started as a novice and the guides have been patient and kind in teaching me how to catch lots of rainbows and char. We also... Read More

Kevin
“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... Read More

Jon, NY
“I had the opportunity to experience No See Um Lodge during the last week of the season with my girlfriend. I can’t say enough about the entire experience from watching the sunrise from the air on our way to each remote fishing location, the incredible dinner menu at the lodge,... Read More


Dear Tom (Yellow Dog),
I just wanted to write you with a follow up on our trip to the Kenai a week ago last Sunday and NoSeeUm Lodge the following week. In short, this was an excellent experience both in terms of fishing and in providing a neophyte such as myself with an introduction to the marvels of Alaska.
You helped direct us to both Mystic Waters and to the NoSeeUm Lodge. On our first Sunday, Stacy from Mystic Waters guided us on the Kenai and he was superb. We got into tons of fish and had an amazing float through spectacular wilderness territory that lived up to the “Mystic” name. I also have fished with lots of guides, and some really great ones, but Stacy’s competence, patience and good humor ranks him with the very best of those.
No See Um, however, was in a league of its own. Of course the fishing was epic, but the introduction to the Alaskan wilderness and landscape was also unparalleled, in part because of the scale of the operation and the quality of the pilots and planes. Further, the treatment we received from John and his team was unstintingly attentive and thorough, both on the water and back at the Lodge. I plan to write a detailed description of NSL on Tripadvisor, but I wanted to write you directly to express in an abbreviated way my take on the experience.
Needless to say, but I will say it anyway, your input in directing us to Mystic Waters and to NSL was critical to making our trip unforgettable. All I could think about was how to make it last longer and/or to get back there again as soon as possible. However, even if this is the only time I ever make it up there, the imprint left in my mind is deep and beautiful. Thanks so much for your part in making it so!!
Cheers,
Rich