What our Guests Say

“Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Alaska! Not only is the fishing, guiding and service great, but you have chosen the perfect setting on the this fauna-filled tidal flat between the mountains and the ocean.”

Thomas S. in 2012
New York, NY
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I could fill pages talking about the great experience – the fishing, the people, the food, etc., but that wouldn’t capture it. Thanks for a REAL experience.”

Max Yzaguirre in 2012
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Alaska at its finest! A week I’ll remember for years to come. The camraderie and the professionalism of your crew were impressive. I would recommend your operation to anyone who loves the outdoors. Looking forward to my next visit – for sure will be back.”

Andy Storrs in 2012
Vancouver, Canada
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Again, a fantastic week at EPIC’s SAFARI camp. Thanks to the careful and devoted attention of all of the staff. The fishing was outstanding, the food fantastic and the camp very comfortable. This was our 4th trip. As you all know I have Parkinson’s disease and I was not sure I could still fly fish. With your help I was still able to catch fish. This means very much to me.”

Tim & Diane B. in 2012
Tucson, AZ
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Thank you for giving me a great week of fun fishing and awesome sightseeing. You helped me truly realize my love of the outdoors and have inspired me to take many more fishing & hiking trips. Once again, thank you, and keep doing whatever you’re doing because it works good.”

Sam Betanzos (age 13) in 2012
Dallas, TX
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Thanks for a great week. I really appreciate the time and effort to make my grandson’s experience a memorable one. You taught him well.”

Berry Grubbs in 2012
Dallas, TX
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“This is the real world. The rest is sh-t.”

Harold Mestrini in 2012
The Netherlands
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I cannot believe that I waited sooo long to come here. Almost every day we fished in a different way and/or place. And, each day was great in its own unique way. Thank you Rus & Crew!!!”

Jason Williams in 2011
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“As my second trip comes to an end, I have discovered just how memorable and powerful an EPIC Adventure can be. Alaska is a place with unpredictable weather, which makes it an unpredictable trip. Although, the experience gives you more excitement and knowledge every time. Even though my trip still has three more days left, this trip has been completely different than the last one but has affected me the same. I have been to different places in the world, even in Alaska. The Adventures here can never be repeated but only remembered, which is why I love this place and is what makes this place an EPIC Adventure. Thank you – you make all this possible.”

Parker Regan in 2011
Mendham, NJ
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“For almost 70 years of my life, all I had done was to imagine what [Alaska] might be like from the many articles and pictures I had seen…. No pictures, videos, or stories can ever come close to portraying what it feels like to be there.  I will never forget my trip for as long as I have a brain!”

John Hausner in 2011
Chatam, MA
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for adopting me & my family into your little clan, even if only for a few days. I’ll never forget the amazing landscapes I’ve seen, awesome people I’ve met, tasty food I’ve ate, solid advice I’ve got – oh ya, and the fish I caught ;) Thank you, SO MUCH.”

Whitney L. in 2011
Denver, CO
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Thanks for a wonderful Alaska fishing experience. Working under compelling & difficult weather conditions, the Team did everything possible to make a memorable fishing and adventure experience for everyone. You went the extra mile. Thanks.”

Don B. in 2011
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I have been going to Alaska fishing for 27 years and have been to many wonderful spots but this is the place I will be going back to from now on.”

Dr. Malcolm Gillis in 2011
Houston, TX
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Those Dolly Varden are really something! And we caught really large Grayling – much bigger than any I read about or see on TV.”

Jon Loehman in 2011
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“You will find no lodge here. At this camp…land comes to an end. You truly feel at the edge of our world. The incredible fishing is only outdone by the riveting scenery that takes hold of all your attention. EPIC is the only outfit that blends all aspects of a lifetime fly fishing trip into a single place in time. No one does it better. Anywhere.”

Shepherd Farrand in 2010
Germantown, MD
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I have been fishing for 30 years and have NEVER spent time in a place that offered a more exciting and diverse fishery than EPIC’s Safari camp. It simply was the BEST place I have ever been to wet a line. The fish are amazing, the hospitality is better, and the physical beauty is unrivaled.”

J.D. Creedon in 2010
Boston, MA
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“EPIC’s Safari has great fishing but that’s not what keeps going back time after time. It’s the place and the people. It’s the wildness, the spectacular beauty, the animals and birds and a staff whose only goal is to offer up a variety of experiences that capture wild Alaska at its best. This place is unforgettable, it has become a part of us forever.”

Peter & Diane Ware in 2010
White City, OR
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“This was my first major flyfishing trip, and I’ve obviously set the bar too high for future trips… the fish, the camp, the vistas. I can’t imagine ever topping this experience.”

Paul P. in 2010
Washington D.C.
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“In the end, this place is not about us, it is about the balance between the seasons and tide, the predators and prey. We are merely visitors, empowered by Rus and his team at EPIC to so briefly observe and interact with the beauty that abounds.”

Doug T. in 2010
Hilton Head, SC
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“The wonderment that is felt as you enter The Bay for the first time cannot be expressed in still life photographs, HD video, or in words. The SAFARI camp is a true outdoorsman experience and a separation from all the things that business and technology do to clutter our daily life. 7 days felt like a month of true escape into the untouched Alaska wilderness… A trip of a lifetime!”

Kevin R. in 2010
Hilton Head, SC
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Since learning how to fly fish in my early teenage years, I have been dreaming about fishing in remote places. After 30 years my dream has come true – fishing in Alaska has exceeded my expectations by far. Never before have I fly fished such big fish and and so many varieties of fish in the most beautiful part of the world!”

Hans K. in 2010
Bethesda, MD
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I thought this was going to be a once in a lifetime experience, but after spending a week in Alaska with the guys from EPIC, I definitely plan to do this again.”

Stu D. in 2010
Silver Spring, MD
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“A timeless dream that surpasses the most euphoric moment; a breath of a thought disappears with the Arctic wind. Perfect beauty. Serenity. And Savageness. This is what you will find at the end of the world.”

Tracie G. in 2010
Germantown, MD
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“We did Outpost in 2010 and Safari in 2009. Both were “trips of a lifetime” and truly epic adventures. We are going back for more in 2012!”

Bill and Kerry in 2010
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“Why pay the extra money to go to Alaska? Simply put, there are fishing events that occur with regularity in Alaska that rarely happen, if ever, in the lower 48. Giant rainbows on mouse patterns. Multiple bear sightings in one day. Catching five species of salmonids before lunch time. I’ve visited Epic Angling’s camps three times . . . next year will be my fourth. It’s a world class outfit that offers an unparalleled experience.”

Mike Geertson in 2009
Washington D.C.
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“Comfortable camp accommodations, tasty meals, hard working guides, BIG scenery, and solid fishing.”

Parker Payne in 2009
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“Solitude and ridiculous amounts of aggressive Grayling and thick, healthy wild Rainbows.”

Parker Payne in 2009
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“Rus is passionate about the Alaskan wilderness and his passion disperses into every detail to make the OUTPOST camp an exceptional Alaska fly fishing experience.”

Jeff Coombes in 2008
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

”It’s really cool to look back now and still be able to relive the details of all the places and especially the mannerisms of all the guides. Your crew really left an impression on me, I had read “The Last American Man” on the flight up there and you guys were an amazing, rare example of all the good parts of young, able men. I love the work ethic and the lack of sensationalism that your whole group shows. It’s hard to put into words, but read that book if you get the chance.”

James Trombley in 2008
Asheville, NC
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I wanted to tell you & Ted what a great trip I had to EPIC. Your camp was very well run & clean. The experience was all that I could have asked for. I look back in my mind and often reflect on not the fish, but the chance to see rivers in pristine wilderness. To think that I may have caught a fish that has never been caught before is a dream come true. Many thanks to you & the crew for your commitment to providing a true Alaska experience.”

Rand Olsen in 2008
Idaho Falls, ID
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“The week was everything I hoped it would be and being able to share it with my son made it even better. Ted, Jeremy, Lowell, and Parker were great and of course Phil. Thanks again Rus for providing such a wonderful experience. It is good to know there are places like that left in the world. “

Randy Bruton in 2008
Golden, MO
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“To sum up – all I could have wished and MORE. From a to z, everything was covered. Fishing was top drawer, scenery and location dream making.”

Richard Bader in 2008
Ft. Collins, CO
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Thank you again for a most memorable EPIC fishing expedition! The scenery, the fishing, everything was perfect. You have assembled a GREAT team and we look forward to coming back.”

“Shipping” Frank Peeples, Jr. in 2008
Savannah, GA
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Expert guides who focus on your needs and desires was very important to this relative newcomer to the world of fly fishing. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Outpost was the insistence by the guides that everyone treat all fish caught with respect.”

Steve Larsen in 2006
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“The Outpost Camp is a true fly fisherman’s dream come true. Short on frills but long on hours and hours of fly fishing in a remote and untouched stream.”

Steve Larsen in 2006
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“I have fished for Alaskan rainbows for 10 years and the fishing I experienced at the Outpost Camp was undoubtedly the best for size, freshness of fish, virgin water, and variety of fly types (including dries, streamers, nymphs, and mice). This is true wilderness rainbow, grayling, and dolly varden fly fishing at its best – with salmon as a bonus!”

Alan Bray in 2006
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“The takes are no gentle ‘sip the fly off the surface’. At the Outpost Camp the water explodes with low flying scud missile trout. Man, those knees will keep shaking for weeks!”

Mike Siegman in 2006
Houston, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“The trout fishing was so outstanding that I gave up using anything but the mouse pattern on most days.”

Mike Siegman in 2006
Houston, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“From time to time during a recent fishing trip elsewhere, we talked about fishing experiences. When my turn came, everyone became very quiet and listened intently as I described the incredible fishery you have in Alaska. As I spoke about our daily trips across the tundra and the wide variety of species we caught, everyone got a glimpse of one of the ultimate fishing destinations in the world.”

Nils Pearson in 2006
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“My view of fishing experiences was completely changed by 5 days at your Outpost Camp. Now, everything pales in comparison to fishing Outpost Creek.”

Nils Pearson in 2006
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Outpost

“Thank you & your crew for making that one of the most wonderful fishing experiences of my life.”

Clark Whitcomb in 2005
Nantucket, MA
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I have traveled over 30 years to some great fly fishing spots, including other parts of Alaska, but EPIC’s camp was the most exciting trip of them all. Our high expectations were far surpassed with the “luxury camping,” friendly and experienced guides, great fishing, and meals that compete with the best of city restaurants! And the incredible view is something I will never forget.”

Tony Boynton in 2005
Boston, MA
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I’d been so enthusiastic about Alaska Wilderness Safari that I convinced Diane to try it out on my 3rd visit. After her first peek at the bay, and the camp setting, she said, “I get it!” Our week was truly a ‘peak experience’ for both of us and we’re both headed back next year. Great fishing, hiking, scenery and so much more.”

Peter & Diane Ware in 2005
White City, OR
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Silvers on top water, sight casting to char in crystal clear waters, this trip was more than expected and all I could take. Thru a lifetime of fishing trips, this one will be impossible to top… until I come back again.”

Randy Pigott in 2004
Austin, TX
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“Flying through the mountains, landing on the beach, helicopter rides to the next bay, griz, eagles, humpies, chums and 30 silvers in a day – on a fly – with gourmet dinners and a little guitar playing for dessert – a very memorable week that went by all too quickly.”

Thomas Fain in 2004
Seattle, WA
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“I took my son on the Alaska Wilderness Safari for college graduation, and at the conclusion he told me it was the best vacation of his life. For a dad, it doesn’t get any better than that – plus it was the best fishing of my life.”

Thomas Fain in 2004
Seattle, WA
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“The staff and guides were terrific – very knowledgeable, congenial and totally service oriented. The trip truly exceeded my expectations in every way – great fishing, very relaxing. I will be back soon.”

Johnny Adcock in 2004
Tampa, FL
Alaska Wilderness Safari

“The location of this wonderful camp gives guests an overwhelming sense of the majesty of Alaska. Add on top of that the extraordinary trout and salmon fishing, the wildlife, the attention to detail from the staff, and it provides a fishing vacation that is unforgettable.”

Stephan Farrand in 2002
Germantown, MD
Alaska Wilderness Safari