Greg Halbach has over 20 years of fly-fishing and wilderness experience. Born in the troutless wasteland of Tucson, Arizona, Greg’s passion for fishing and love of wild places sent him in search of trout from an early age, from Arizona’s White Mountains, to the famous (and not-so-famous) trout streams of Colorado, Idaho, and Montana, and ultimately the salmon filled rivers of Alaska, where he now lives with his wife, Jennie, and their dog, Salsa.
For the last five years, Greg has guided fly-fishers for steelhead and silver salmon at a remote, fly-in lodge on the Gulf of Alaska, and also honed his skills behind the oars on trips down rivers in central and western Alaska. Greg now focuses exclusively on guided, multi-day float trips on some of Alaska’s most remote rivers. The trips are designed for small groups of 2-6 people, and offer the opportunity to sample a river’s full spectrum of fish species (depending on the river, this may include all 5 species of pacific salmon, rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, sheefish, and pike); to view the birds, bears, and other wildlife that inhabit the river corridor; to explore vast, tundra covered valleys; and to eat and sleep in comfortable camps surrounded by spectacular scenery.
With a calm, unobtrusive style and impeccable attention to detail, Greg takes pride in his ability to ensure the safety and comfort of his guests while tailoring the pace and focus of the trip to maximize their enjoyment. He loves helping fine tune a cast, locating fish, and giving useful tips on how to hook and land Alaska’s large, hard fighting sport fish. Or if you just want him to shut up and row, he’s happy to do that too. Greg looks forward to sharing his knowledge and love of Alaska’s wilderness with those who join him for a trip down one of Alaska’s remote waters.