ALASKA FISHING TACKLE AND CLOTHING

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Tackle – Equipment – Clothing

tackle equipment and clothing packing list for an Alaska fishing trip

As you plan your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip to The Rainbow Lodge, please refer to the Fishing Tackle and Clothing lists below so you don’t leave anything behind that you may need on your Fishing Trip. We have developed these lists over the years, so you can count on needing most items listed. Alaska Fishing Clothing and Tackle is different than some you may have fished with previously. This Alaska Fly Fishing Checklist includes what we feel like are the essentials, but feel free to bring anything additional that you may want or be used to in order to enhance your fishing experience.

General Travel Items:

  • Ticket & itinerary
  • Wallet, cash, Travelers checks
  • Credit cards, Extra personal or company checks
  • Prescription Medications
  • Small first aid kit
  • Aspirin & Ibuprofen
  • Camera, battery
  • Waterproof bag for laundry
  • Regular sunglasses
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Day pack
  • Sun screen
  • Lip balm
  • Notebook & pen
  • Maps
  • Swiss army knife
  • Reading books
  • Flask
  • Travel alarm
  • Reading glasses
  • Hand lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet articles

Tackle: (if you want to bring your own)

  • 6 weight Fly rod with WF floating line, 20# backing.
  • 8 weight Fly rod with WF floating line, 30# backing. Also bring WF F/S line.
  • Chest organizer tackle pack.
  • Mayfly beaded lanyard.
  • D. B. Dun travel case for each rod.
  • Line clipper.
  • Nail knot tool.
  • Hemostat.
  • 1 bottle Gink flotant.
  • Fly line dressing, applicator & pads.
  • Hold it double squeeze sheath for Gink.
  • Tippet material – 3x, 2x, 1x, 0x.
  • Butt leader 20# & 30#.
  • Fly box.
  • Flies on our list.
  • Split shot BB & B, PPS 3/0.
  • Reel lubricant.

Clothing:

  • Lightweight long underwear bottom & tops.
  • Fleece long underwear to protect against cold Alaskan water.
  • Mid-weight jacket, great for non-rainy days.
  • 2 pair wick type heavy weight socks.
  • 2 pair light weight socks.
  • 2 pair socks for traveling & evenings.
  • 3 long sleeve fishing shirts, long tail.
  • 2 sets lounging clothes.
  • 2 pair fishing trousers.
  • 3 bandanas, colorful. Keeps your neck warm.
  • 3 Simms technical T undershirt.
  • 6 pair briefs (underwear).
  • 1 pair of your favorite shoe to wear in the evening.
  • 1 Gore-Tex breathable waterproof rain jacket. Don’t skimp on this item.
  • 1 pair breathable Gore-Tex waders…
  • 1 pair wading boots. DO NOT get studs and make sure the fit is not tight or your feet will be cold.
  • 1 Fleece or pile jacket.
  • 1 Fishing hat (we furnish a fishing hat).
  • 1 Pullover stocking cap (for September trips).
  • Fingerless fishing gloves.
  • Fleece gloves (for boat travel).
  • 1 pair gravel guards.
  • Wading belt.
  • Wader repair kit.
  • Wader gear bag.
  • 2 Medium size duffle bags for all your gear.
  • 1 Fishing vest. The Stearns inflatable is great. You have a good vest and added safety while wading, boating and airplane travel.
  • 1 pair walking boots if you want to bird hunt, or walk into remote streams. L. L. Bean shoe pacs or similar.
  • Note: Felt Soles are NOT allowed in Alaskan Waters starting in 2012! Don’t bring them.

If You’re Hunting, Add These: (September Only)

  • Polar fleece gloves.
  • Stocking cap.
  • Waterproof walking boots.
  • Rain pants, lightweight waterproof Gore-Tex to fit over your hunting trousers.
  • Hunting trousers.
  • Shooting glasses.
  • Shooting vest is nice.
  • Binoculars.