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. Can’t wait!