name is Daniel R. Hardy, I am the owner/operator
Personal Guide Service. I am a born and raised
and I have been fly-fishing since I was a young kid.
My passion is guiding and teaching novice or experienced
fly-fishers, how to catch Trout and Salmon in Alaska.
live in Anchorage, with access to fisheries both north
and south, and as a former employee of the Department
of Fish and Game, I'm always up-to-date on the current
affairs of our fisheries here in the state. Not to
mention, knowing where the hot or not so hot fishing
is. I am a registerd fishing guide with the State
of Alaska, with permits to fish, the Seward Ranger
District, State Parks, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
and the Mat-Su Borough. I have also written articles
for the fishing publication (Fish Alaska Magazine).
My guiding season starts with winter Steelhead ( January,
February, and March ).
April, I start fishing for Rainbow Trout, Grayling
and Dolly Varden. I continue to fish these species
along with Salmon, throughout the summer, all the
way into October....weather permitting. D-Ray Personal
Guide Service offers guided fishing, using state of
the art equipment, a custom designed 21-foot heated
driftboat, and a 14-foot cataraft (for the smaller
streams north of Anchorage), to float and access the
best fishing, away from the crowds. I also provide
walk-in fishing trips for trout and salmon.
maximum comfort and fishing pleasure, there will be
a limit of three anglers per fishing trip, when fishing
the smaller streams north of Anchorage. This allows
for one-on-one instructions for the novice or experienced
angler. I have a catch and release policy for Rainbow
and Steelhead trout, but will allow retention of legal
limits of Salmon and Dolly Varden. The timing of
your trip to Alaska, will dictate the species we are
able to target.
My number one priority is to provide excellent customer
service, while sharing the history of the area we
This is done in a non-stressful way ( I don't yell
at my clients). So, if you only have the time and
budget to spend one or two days fishing, spend it
with D-Ray Personal Guide Service. I hope that by
the end of the day, the friendships formed and the
fish caught, will provide memories to last a lifetime!