About Us


Ian Flannery

Hello, my name is Ian Flannery, and I am the owner of Fin N Feather Guide Service.  I was born and raised in Alaska and grew up fishing on the Kenai Peninsula.  At a very young age, my father instilled in me a love for the outdoors.  I began fishing when I was big enough to hold the rod.  Since I was young I can remember telling  everyone that I was going to be a fishing and hunting guide.  Every chance I got, I found myself sneaking away to a remote fishing location.

In 1997, a junior in high school, I decided to make my career in the industry.  Since then, I have had the opportunity to share my passion of the outdoors with people from all over the globe.  I have prided myself in building my business around showing my customers the best experience imaginable.  I assure my clients that their guide will be experienced, courteous, and that the boat will be clean.  Only the best gear available will be used to ensure success.  My mission is to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip so that you will come and visit us again.






Jim Rusk

Hi everyone my name is Jim Rusk and I have been a guide here on the Kenai since 1987. My parents homesteaded here on the Kenai peninsula in 1953. I was born in the little town of Soldotna and have spent my whole life here in the local area. My dad was an avid fisherman and got me started fishing the river at a very young age. Growing up some of my dads close friends were fishing guides and they would often let me tag a long when they had an empty seat. By the time I graduated from High school I knew I wanted to be a fishing guide and began working toward that goal. So for the last 26 consecutive years I have been guiding anglers here on the peninsula for Salmon and Trout. I am married and have two children. My wife Kimberly, Race, my 15 year old son, and Payton, my 10 year old daughter. I am committed to the long term health and preservation of this amazing resource we have and look forward to serving anglers here on the Kenai for many years to come.




Danny France

 Dan France   AKA “The Salmon Herder

Hello, My name is Dan France.  I was born and raised on the Kenai River in Soldotna.  I am a lifetime resident of Alaska.  I am married with three children.  I started guiding on the Kenai Peninsula in 1993.   I specialize in Chinook and Coho Salmon on the Kenai River.  Whether you are a novice or an experienced fisherman, join us for a fun day fishing on the River.




Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you soon,

Ian J. Flannery

Owner/Operator of Fin N Feather Guide Service