Two years ago I got an assigment to traverse Montana for a week, fly fishing a different river every day with my good friend Mark Wizeman, spending no more that $150 per man per day to eat, sleep, and cover any other expenses. We pulled it off, and when I returned I posted The 33 Rules of the Trout Fishing Road. Last August, we were sent out again to do the same thing in Alaska on $200 a day. This time trout and salmon were the targets, and motels were replaced with an RV. You can find the story, "The Alaska Experiment," in the July 2009 issue of Field & Stream. But here is a behind-the-scenes look at this adventure, complete with a new set of road rules and dirt you won't find in print.
In August of 2008, Joe Cermele and Mark Wizeman fished across Alaska in a motor home with a budget of $200 a day. The duo hit a different world-class trout and salmon river between Denali and Ninilchik every day and spent less than $2,800 on the entire trip. These are photo outtakes from the adventure and some inside dirt on their travels.
Day-by-day details, plus a map, budget breakdown, and gear checklist you can follow to make the same trip, can be found in the July 2009 issue of Field & Stream in the story "The Alaska Experiment."