O.K. This has been around long enough the originator has (hopefully) been to Alaska and can post a reply. Also fielding comments from anyone else having had good experiences in Alaska.
Hear is my dilema. Having been to Alaska on four previous occasion's, I have come to the conclusion that most of the lodges up there cater mostly to ignorant novice fly fishers. Salmon fishing being defined as snagging, flossing, casting (if you can call lobbing a fly twenty feet out in front of you casting) to staging fish. Or some form of trolling out of a boat for king salmon.
Not exactly what I would call great sport.
Resident rainbows, dollies, grayling, forget it. Not interested in going all the way up there to fish for them. Web searches, for Alaska steelhead have come up short. Now & then some brief mention of them, but that's about it. Flyshops? I have also become somewhat sceptical of flyshops promoting "exclusive" bookings at some wonder lodge.
The current situation in B.C. being what it is, as an American, I would rather fish in the U.S.A. That pretty much narrows it down to the O.P, Alaska, or home waters.
Keeping in mind that I live in Oregon. I can, and often do, fish the Rogue five days a week. However, like most rivers in the lower 48, the Rogue's glory days are long gone. The numbers just aren't here. So, based on past experience, can anyone recommend anything in Alaska for chasing steel or even salmon on a two hand rod?