ALASKA FLY FISHING GUIDES
BRAD WAITMAN, OWNER & GUIDE
With over 35 years of experience in the lodging business, Brad and Brenda Waitman look forward to hosting your Alaska fishing vacation. Our lodge sits on a prime location where the Kvichak River meets Lake Iliamna.
Brad Waitman serves as your pilot-guide with 35 years of experience flying and guiding in Alaskaʼs Bristol Bay waters. Brad is a registered Big Game & Sport Fishing Guide and is a licensed Commercial & Instrument rated Pilot with over 6,500 hours.
He also holds a USCG license and is a certified First Aid & CPR First Responder. Brad has a reputation for finding amazing fishing and his passion for flying and fishing is apparent. When on a fly out with Brad in his Cessna 206 float plane, he is your pilot guide for the day – the airplane will not leave you. This is a great feature of our operation because you have the option to move to a different river or return to the lodge at any time, especially if inclement weather is moving in.While youʼre all out fishing, Bradʼs wife, Brenda, manages the lodging details to ensure your stay is comfortable. Sheʼs a third generation Alaskan familiar with the logistics and demands of running a remote lodge and providing welcoming Alaskan hospitality.
Our friendly crew of Alaska fly fishing guides and staff are dedicated to meeting your needs and assuring you successful fishing and a pleasant stay.
IGIUGIG LODGE FLY FISHING GUIDES
ERIN ROGERS, GUIDE
Erin in a 18 year veteran guide in the Iliamna drainage and Bristol Bay region. Erin splits his time between guiding on the Kvichak River in the summer months for Igiugig Lodge, and guiding on El Salto Reservoir in Mexico during the winter.
Erin is an extremely experienced guide and very creative fly tyer. He has a proven track record of providing fun filled, productive days on the Kvichak river for Trophy size Rainbows and Salmon. This is Erin’s third year working for Igiugig Lodge.
TYLER ROMIG, GUIDE
Tyler is a lifelong Alaskan that grew up on the shore of the Kenai river. He developed a passion for Fly fishing at a very young age. Tyler has been guiding for 14 years in Alaska. He loves the solitude that remote Alaska provides, and the beautiful fish and the great people he gets to enjoy it with.
Tyler likes to maintain an endless summer lifestyle, and splits his time between Alaska and South America in search of the one that got away.
IGIUGIG LODGE STAFF
ERIK ROEN, CHEF
Growing up on a cattle ranch in California spending most of my time chasing cows and coyotes, I always had a passion for both eating and cooking. Naturally I wanted to learn more about finding the best ways to cook a steak.
I entered culinary school in 2007 and then began my venture into the culinary world. It has taken me on a culinary adventure through Italy, Spain and Napa Valley working at some of the finest restaurants. In 2013 I decided to check out the wild Alaskan Frontier and began working at Igiugig Lodge.
Here I have found a true calling in being able to interact directly with guests and finding the perfect ways to make their stay at Igiugig lodge as pleasant as it can be.
DOLLY ZHAROFF, HOUSE KEEPING & SERVER
Our lodge housekeeper and server, Dolly, is a resident of Igiugig and 2019 will be her third summer working for Igiugig Lodge. She keeps the main lodge and guest rooms clean and comfortable, and makes sure all of our guests are attended to at meal time.
She takes care of all the lodge domestic duties and is always smiling and happy. Dolly enjoys reading, being outdoors and is currently attending UAA to study culinary arts.