Wilderness Alaska Float Trips
~ fishing, wildlife, adventure ~

Alaska Range - Katmai Region - Western Alaska

In wilderness is the salvation of mankind

-Henry David Thoreau

About us

Frontier River Guides has over many years established a reputation as provider of the most truly satisfying and enjoyable Alaska fly fishing float trips available. Our niche as a guide service is to offer world class fly fishing on waters that are off the beaten path and little known: true wilderness without unsightly lodges, guide jet boats or aircraft overhead. SOLITUDE...for you and your group. We bring an upbeat, pioneering Alaskan spirit to the wilderness Alaska raft fishing trips we conduct, and spare no expense in bringing to bare resources and effort to share the beauty and abundance of the northland with our guests - fly fishing or spin. From the professionalism, expertise and good spirits of our Alaska fly fishing guide staff to our top quality equipment and unbelievable riverside meals, you will not elsewhere find this level of service on a multi-day fly fishing raft trip in Alaska.

Our intention over the years has been to offer the finest guided Alaska float trips available. We provide customized, private group Alaska raft fishing trips at affordable rates. We do not combine people into large groups. Our Alaska float fishing trips are located on truly remote, world class fishing rivers that do not have lodges or “fly out” operations. The experiences that we offer on our guided Alaska fly fishing trips are based on being close to the land and respectful of the bounties of nature: we offer unsurpassed catch and release fly fishing to Alaska rainbow trout, dolly varden, grayling, sea run arctic char, northern pike and all five species of Pacific salmon.

Frontier River Guides strives to provide fly fishing float trips in Alaska that yield the most satisfying fishing, the safest of circumstances, the most comfortable of camps, finest of meals and the most enjoyable of times on the river. We provide thorough up front information regarding our Alaska fly fishing raft trips, have smooth operating logistics and, most importantly, we create and maintain a good rapport with our guests. FRG provides access to rivers that are unfrequented by others and where a truly satisfying wilderness Alaska fly fishing expedition can be experienced.

If fishing is like religion, than fly fishing is like high church

-Tom Brokaw

Your Host

Marty Decker grew up in the frontier town of Fairbanks, Alaska.

As a teenager in the late 1960's he gained wilderness skills, fish finding abilities and river navigation basics from Alaska pioneer prospector Al Withrow. Marty is at home in the Alaska bush and enjoys sharing the beauty of Alaska and his enthusiasm for adventure with our guests.

Marty's wilderness savvy has been developed through many years of backcountry experience as a fly fisherman, mountaineer, boat driver, gold prospector, ski racing coach, adaptive outdoor recreation specialist and wilderness guide. Marty began his professional river guiding career on the Kanektok River in 1982. After many years of conducting float trips for reputable Alaska fly fishing outfitters and lodges, Marty established Frontier River Guides, intending to offer the finest wilderness Alaska fly fishing float trips available.

Marty's culinary skills and light hearted nature set the tone for Frontier River Guides' wilderness Alaska fly fishing trips.