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 you’re all out fishing, Brad’s wife, Brenda, tends to the deskwork and expediting duties. Sheʼs a third generation Alaskan familiar with the logistics and demands of running a remote lodge. When she’s not at Costco, she’s practicing her skills as Reiki Master, Meditation Instructor and 200hr Yoga Teacher.
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 20 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 sixth year working for Igiugig Lodge.
PAT DUFFY, GUIDE
Pat’s skill, passion and commitment for the sport of fly-fishing are abundant and we’re happy to have him back with us for another season. This will be Pat’s 4th season guiding the Kvichak River in Alaska. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned angler, he will be happy to help you develop or improve upon your fly-fishing skills with either a single or double handed fly rod.
Pat carries a deep bag of tricks and has provided many clients with fantastic days on the water. When not guiding, he spends his time fishing & hunting the Pacific NorthWest and fishing the beaches and backcountry waters of southwest Florida.
IGIUGIG LODGE STAFF
DOLLY ZHAROFF, HOUSE KEEPING & SERVER
Our lodge housekeeper and server, Dolly, grew up in Igiugig and 2023 will be her seventh season working with us. She keeps everything clean and comfortable, makes sure all of our guests are attended to at meal time, and provides welcoming hospitality. Dolly is always smiling, enjoys reading, and being outdoors.
MATTHEW CURTIS, CHEF
Matt brings to us twenty years experience as a professional chef. He has trained under many James Beard nominated chefs while working in fine dining establishments in Portland, Oregon. We’re excited he’s bringing his culinary skills back to our lodge for another season to satiate guest appetites. In the off season, Matt enjoys traveling internationally in search of culinary delights to enhance his skill set and share with others. He’s a lifelong angler having explored the rivers of Montana, Oregon and Alaska.