The road trip is an American tradition. For me, there's one long drive that rides right into heaven itself: a fishing road trip of coastal Alaska. Most hunters and fishermen who've been to the Great Land know only one drill: overnight in Anchorage, then fly out to camp or lodge for a week. Fishing adventures like that start at $3,500. On a roady, though, you'll spend half that amount (and a lot less if you camp), depending on how much comfort you demand and how many people split the major costs for vehicle or camper rentals, motels or guides. The trip would entail 10 days of fishing adventure originating from Anchorage (the main hub) with no lost time for weathered-out flights. Can you find superb, road-accessible fishing without crowds? Yes, as I learned firsthand on a totally cool road trip that you can duplicate yourself.