Alaska Small Business Development Center

Kenai Cache Outfitters

Kenai Cache Outfitters: Your Kenai & Russian River Headquarters

In Cooper Landing, Alaska, Kenai Cache Outfitters is the largest tackle shop and fishing guide service with a full-service fly shop. The enthusiastic reviews and inspiring photos for Kenai Cache Outfitters represent a locally owned business that takes pride in excellence in customer service and memorable experiences. That is an element that remained the same as new owners, David and Julie Gaines, worked to purchase the business and live their dream of entrepreneurship.

To make sure that the transition went smoothly, they worked with Cliff Cochran, Alaska SBDC Kenai Peninsula Center Director on the process. They shared, “When buying, the hardest thing to get approved for is normally the loan. Thankfully we were able to secure the loan, with the help of Cliff Cochran and the SBDC. The help of Cliff sped up the process and made sure we were heading in the right direction with the loan. Cliff was always there when we needed him, and he answered any questions we had and made sure we were not alone.”

Cochran reminisced about the Gaines’ journey by sharing, “I’ve really enjoyed working with David and Julie on their acquisition and subsequent management of Kenai Cache Outfitters. Buying a business can be very stressful, but David and Julie were very patient and calm throughout the entire process and remained so during the COVID pandemic. Having seen David on the business side of things, I know he is the kind of person I’d want my family and friends to be with on a fishing charter.”

Kenai Cache Outfitters offers packages for day and multi-day packages to choose from for an incredible outdoor adventure. For an unforgettable fishing experience on the Kenai River, visit the most complete fly shop located on the Kenai Peninsula for all your Alaska fishing needs.

Kenai Cache Outfitters is located on the breathtaking Kenai River Alaska and just around the corner from the world-renowned Russian River Alaska in Cooper Landing, Alaska.

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