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D-Ray Personal Guide Service

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4031 Tahoe Dr
Anchorage, AK 99502
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Dan Hardy, owner/operator of D-Ray Personal Guide Service, offers Alaskan custom tailored driftboat and walk-in fly-fishing trips for Trophy Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Grayling, and all five species of Salmon. He fishes the Kenai Peninsula's premier rivers, like the Kenai River, the Kasilof River, the Russian River, Quartz, and Ptarmigan Creek. He also accesses the clearwater streams and lakes North of Anchorage in the Mat-Su Valley (Willow Creek, Montana Creek, Clear Creek, Talkeetna River, Sheep Creek and the Kashwitna), for sight fishing to Trophy Trout and Salmon. Still looking for your first Steelhead Trout caught on a fly? D Ray Personal Guide Service offers uncrowded, prime steelhead locations in Southeast Alaska. A born and raised Alaskan guide that has fished these rivers in Alaska for over forty years, Dan can help with the extensive planning of that once in a lifetime Alaskan fishing vacation. He uses top of the line equipment (G-Loomis, Ross Reels, Simms Waders, Rio flylines and leaders), and provides a safe, clean, and comfortable 2014 Power Drifter boat in which to fish from. When it comes to that Alaskan trip of a lifetime, let someone with experience ( Dan Hardy) be your guide!

My name is Daniel R. Hardy, I am the owner/operator of D-Ray
Personal Guide Service. I am a born and raised Alaskan, and I have been fly-fishing since I was a young kid. My passion is guiding and teaching novice or experienced fly-fishers, how to catch Trout and Salmon in Alaska.

I live in Anchorage, with access to fisheries both North (Mat-Su Valley) and South (Kenai Peninsula), and as a former employee of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, I'm always up-to-date on the current affairs of our fisheries here in the state. Not to mention, knowing where the hot or not so hot fishing is. I am a registerd fishing guide with the State of Alaska, with permits to fish, the Seward Ranger District, State Parks, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and the Mat-Su Borough. I have also written articles for the fishing publication (Fish Alaska Magazine). My guiding season starts with winter Steelhead ( January, February, and March ).

In April, I start fishing for Steelhead trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling and Dolly Varden. I continue to fish these species along with Salmon, throughout the summer, all the way into permitting. D-Ray Personal Guide Service offers guided fishing, using state of the art equipment, a custom designed 2014 18-foot heated power drifter boat , and a 14-foot cataraft (for the smaller streams North of Anchorage), to float and access the best fishing, away from the crowds.

For maximum comfort and fishing pleasure, there will be a limit of three anglers per fishing trip, when fishing the smaller streams north of Anchorage. This allows for one-on-one instructions for the novice or experienced angler. I have a catch and release policy for Rainbow and Steelhead trout, but will allow retention of legal limits of Salmon and Dolly Varden. The timing of your trip to Alaska, will dictate the species we are able to target.

My number one priority is to provide excellent customer service, while sharing the history of the area we are fishing. This is done in a non-stressful way (I don't yell at my clients). So, if you only have the time and budget to spend one or two days fishing, spend it with D-Ray Personal Guide Service. I hope that by the end of the day, the friendships formed and the fish caught, will provide memories to last a lifetime!

Full day drift or walk-in fishing $275 per angler.

D Ray Personal Guide Service, tries to be as flexible as possible in handling cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances, our written policies follow:

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservations; Reservations won't be confirmed without a deposit.These are fully refundable less a 10% administrative fee if we receive in writing, a 60 day advance notice of cancellation. Or, if we are able to rebook your seats at full fare. Otherwise, the deposit is forfeited. Balance of trip cost is due upon or before arrival.

Multi-day reservations and/or large groups, must be paid in full 14 days prior to the reservation date.

Please mail deposit to:
D-Ray Personal Guide Service
4031 Tahoe Dr.
Anchorage, AK. 99502


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