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.
PAT DUFFY, GUIDE
Pat comes to us from the Montana Rockies, where he has lived and fished extensively his entire adult life. His skills, passion and commitment for the sport of fly angling are abundant, and he’ll work to provide you with an unforgettable Alaskan experience.
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned angler, Pat will be happy to help you develop or improve your fly fishing skills with a single handed or double handed fly rod.
This is Pat’s third season guiding in Alaska and he has a deep bag of fishing techniques and tricks. His life experiences and unique perspective will leave you in wonder. He might even tell you a sea story or two.
He spends his off seasons chasing elk and steelhead in Idaho and Montana and winters in Southwest Florida, fishing the backcountry and waters of Boca Grande with his Labrador retriever, Kerry.
IGIUGIG LODGE STAFF
JIMMY MITCHELL, CHEF
Jimmy is a Texas transplant who has been cooking for Alaska lodges for over 12 years. He is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
Jimmy is well traveled chef, and has a passion for food and cooking, and he loves to fish. So, this is the perfect environment for him to work, providing incredible meals for all of Igiugig Lodges discerning guests.
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.