Reinhard "Reini" Neuhauser - Owner
Reini grew up on the river and has a multitude of professional experience as a guide, instructor, coach, operator and manager in the outdoor industry. Besides fishing he has lead groups on multi-day/week trips in backcountry skiing, ski racing, river rafting, and hunting. His passion and professional experience for backcountry operations date back more than 20 years when working for his father and growing up within the family business. He has also been managing and consulting in the outdoor adventure and sporting goods industry in Europe.
Reini was born in Austria and besides English he also speaks fluently German (native tongue) as well as French. Drawing from his both culturally and athletically international backgrounds he serves a diverse multi-national clientel. With a passion for teaching, he equally enjoys sharing his experience with his staff and clients. Maturing and growing a company to offer quality guided fishing and outdoor adventure day trip operations in the Interior of Alaska for 12 month of the year is an integral part of his philosophy. His professional guide team leads trips year round while also residing in the Interior. He believes that by guiding and knowing the local waters and backcountry both summer and winter, him and his passionate guides can provide a higher expertise and a better experience for the client. Last but not least with his company he is driven to provide high level guiding in Fairbanks combined with a personable experience, that leads to the realization of the once in a lifetime trip potential of each tour.
Reini also is a graduate of the University of Alaska, holding a Masters Degree in Business Administration, is an alumni of the UAA NCAA Ski Team, an internationally certified ski instructor/guide, and downhill ski racing coach.
Logan Ricketts - Founder
Logan is a lifelong Alaskan. His more then 20 years of experience guiding, floating, and fishing the Alaska Wilderness are a cornerstone in the organization of high quality remote wilderness trips of Alaska Fishing and Raft Adventure. His well known passion and professional knowledge define the founding philosophy and success of this company. His life as a guide and angler offer stories worth many nights on the campfire.
Andy - Guide - (spin/ice; IFMGA certified mountain guide)
James - Guide (fly/spin)
Brian - Guide/rod builder (fly/spin)
Jason - Guide (fly/spin/ice)
Paul - Guide (spin/ice)
Laura - Guide (ice/spin)
Kieren - Guide (ice)
David - Guide (ice)
Heather - Guide (ice)
On your fly or spin fishing trip and wildlife viewing or fishing float trip in Interior Alaska, Fairbanks you will experience:
#1- No Crowds
Thousands come to Alaska each year to enjoy this great wilderness and its sportfishing. The term “combat fishing” elbow-to-elbow was coined from people’s experiences on a few easy access Alaskan rivers. Alaska is a huge state with immense wilderness and world-class sportfishing found throughout. We invite you to step off the beaten path and experience Alaska’s wilderness without crowds! On most of our trips, you will see very few, if any, other people!
Our trips offer road accessibility, thus eliminating the cost of expensive bush plane or charter flights. But don’t worry! This doesn’t mean crowds! It means affordability and intimate wilderness experiences without having to pay more than you should. These trips include state park areas and rivers, which have been praised for their scenic and/or exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities (including first class sportfishing opportunities).
#3- Local Guides
We are unlike any other guiding operations. Firstly we operate guided day fishing trips year round and secondly our tours are not managed by seasonal employees. Alaska Fishing & Raft Adventures employs experienced guides who reside in Alaska and guide for us year-round (summer and winter). This philosophy provides our guests with the most knowledgeable and experienced guides of Interior Alaska. In addition, by employing only those with the outstanding people skills, we assure that you will always have an exciting and memorable time.
#4- The Best Equipment
Our guests are provided with fishing gear that has withstood the test and proven itself in the field! Our boats are equiped with custom fishing frame setups and are expedition grade inflatable river rafts. Our boats are spacious, safe and designed to perform in the rigors of commercial guiding in Alaska!
#5 – Quality camping in the Wilderness
A camping trip in the Alaskan wilderness can be under sometimes unexpected and though weather conditions. Quality brand and large size tents are provided for our one night camping trips. Spacious two-, four- or six person tents are used to host 1-4 people in each. Our camp systems are field tested and developed over many years. You will be sleeping on thick, thermal inflatable pads to ensure you are warm and comfortable.
#6 - Quality Cuisine
On our overnight trip we prefer to provide freshly cooked quality meals that may include fish, steaks, pasta, stews, salads, sandwiches, and hearty warm and cold breakfasts among other delicous food items.