What specialized equipment is required, if any, for this location?
Clients traveling and fishing in Alaska should know that all 4 seasons of the years can happen on any given day on the water. It can be cold, wet, and rainy for a few hours in the morning, and completely change when the sun comes out to a comfortably warm climate. This means it is so important to travel prepared with many different layers in order to stay as comfortable as possible during your fishing days. Layering suggestions for any given day would be – Light to medium weight Capilene tops and bottoms, sun shirt or t-shirt, Light to medium flannel, Puffy Down or synthetic jacket, Heavy rain jacket. Note – Wool socks are very important every day under your waders to keep your feet warm.
Rain Jackets must be in good shape and not leak, in many cases, you will fish during light or heavy rain rather than wait for the rain to stop. Gore-Tex rainwear is highly recommended for this trip.
For guests that would like to swing for steelhead entirely, a 12’6 -13’3 7 or 8wt spey rod can be very enjoyable on the bigger river systems!