So you are coming to Great Alaska for your dream fly fishing trip. Awesome! We are looking forward to sharing our amazing area with you. Now the next part- what should I bring with me? Remember Great Alaska will provide all necessary tackle for your daily adventures if you have none of your own, (or choose not to bring yours). But for those who like to fish their favorite rods and reels, or for those who plan on fly fishing exclusively, here is a Great Alaska Fly Fishing Gear List to get you started:
The Swiss Army knife of Alaskan fly rods:
If you are only going to bring one rod with you, an 8 ½ to 9 foot, 8 weight, "fast action" fly rod with an extended Alaskan "fighting butt" will get it done. At least 150 yards of quality 25# backing is a must (remember, when trout or Silver/Sockeye fishing, we occasionally hook 50 pound King salmon, so your gear must be strong enough to have a chance to handle that!) along with a very good drag system. Set it up with a high quality weight forward, fully floating line and you are good to go for most of our fly species. (This is the 1 fly rod that you can use for nearly every species we target, except for King Salmon and offshore Halibut.
Receive a copy of our exciting <?php echo date("Y"); ?> Legendary Adventures brochure in the mail and we'll have our 40 page catalog in the sent to you right away. In the meantime, dive into the online version, and please let us know if you have any questions! Our office staff has a combined 100 years of Alaska and worldwide adventure travel experience, and we'd love to put that knowledge to work to assist your planning.