We are very excited to announce that Monday, February 2nd at 6:30pm, Rus Schwausch, owner of EPIC Angling & Adventure, will be at The Whole Hog Cafe in Fayetteville for The Arkansas Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s monthly meeting to do a presentation on his two fishing-destinations-of-a-
Alaska Wilderness SAFARI, the more sophisticated operation, is written up in the book Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die as “arguably the most isolated coastal fishing camp in Alaska and one of the best places in the world to pursue chrome-bright, ocean-fresh salmon.” But if you want, there’s a lot more to do than just fish. This eco-diverse destination also offers daily wildlife viewing, waterfalls, tide pools and beach combing, plus helicopter fly-out fishing!
His second operation is Alaska Wilderness OUTPOST. It’s a rustic, early-season camp offering excellent small-stream fishing for rainbow trout, grayling, king salmon and more. Short on frills, this program is for the die-hard fisherman focused on quality fishing rather than extraneous amenities.
Beginning in 1995, Rus spent a few summers in Alaska exploring remote rivers on unguided float trips with his buddies. They would fly with all their equipment to the headwaters by bush plane, then float and fish over 100 mile stretches for two weeks at a time. These trips “infected” Rus with Alaska and steered his life in a completely new direction.
Giving up his full time engineering job, he started guiding in Alaska during the summer of 2001 while continuing engineering consulting work the other nine months back in Austin, Texas. In 2004, Rus took over the operation where he first guided, Alaska Wilderness SAFARI, and is coming up on season number fifteen there.
To learn more about Rus’s operations, visit www.epicanglingadventure.c