Lodge Garden

What to Bring

Recommended Clothing

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  • Quality Rain Gear
  • Personal Items
  • Wool Socks
  • Other Socks
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Med-heavy shirt
  • Long Pants
  • Summer shorts
  • Hat with visor
  • Tennis shoes
  • Fingerless light gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight (Aug-Sept)
  • Chap stick
  • Insect Repellent (Bens or Cutters)
  • Camera/Film
  • Neoprene chest waders (for fly fisherman)
  • Bathing suit for hot tub or sauna
  • Polarized sunglasses

Recommended Equipment for Your Alaska Fishing Trip

We provide top of the line G-Loomis rods with Shimano spinning reels or Abu Garcia Bait Casters. We also have a small supply of G-Loomis fly rods and reels for the fisherman who would like to learn to fly fish. For those fishermen who may want to bring their favorite rod and reel, below is a list of recommended fishing equipment.

You are allowed to bring up to 40 lbs. of gear per person.

We recommend you bring your own fly fish equipment.

If you choose to bring your own gear, we recommend the following:

Spin Fish Equipment

  • Rods – 7 to 8 foot Medium Weight (small salmon, meaning silvers, Chums, sockeye), 7 to 8 foot Medium Weight (King Salmon)
  • Line – We recommend Power Pro (20# small salmon) (80# King Salmon)
  • Swivels – Good quality barrel & snap swivels
  • Leader – 12# to 50# Maxima
  • Hooks – We use Gamakatsu Octopus Red, #4 to 1/0 (small salmon), #4/0 to 6/0 (Kings), #8 to #6 (Rainbow Trout)
  • Lures – #3 to #5 Mepps & Vibrax, K-13 Kwik Fish (small salmon), #5 to #6 Vibrax & 7/8 oz. spoons, K-16 Kwik Fish, Magnum Wiggle Warts (kings), #0 to #2 Vibrax & Memps, Panther Martin Spinner (Trout & Grayling)

Fly Fish Equipment for Salmon

  • Rods – 8 to 9 foot  7-8 Weight (silvers, chums, pinks, sockeyes), 8 to 9 foot – 9-10 Weight (Kings), 9 foot  4-7 Weight (Trout & Grayling)
  • Reel – King reels should have a mechanical drag system with 150-200 yards of 30# backing
  • Line – Weight forward floating or 10-13 Type II or Type III Sink Tips
  • Leader – Short 25# Mono (Kings)7 to 10 foot tapered (small salmon & trout)
  • Flies – All Salmon  Black & purple egg sucking leech, egg patterns, flash Flies

Late Season Coho - Coho streamers & pink Pollywogs

Sockeye  - very sparsely tied weighted flies on #2 to #6 hooks

King Salmon - Medium sized #2 black Nymphs & Crazy Charlie. Bonefish flies have worked well

Rainbow Trout & Grayling

Early Season - Sizes 6-14 smolt patterns, black gnat, elk hair caddis, mosquito, gold ribbed hares ear

Mid Season -  Size 6-10 elk hair caddis, prince nymphs, gold Ribbed hares ear, bitch creek, wool head sculpins, egg patterns

Late Season -  Size 6-10 egg patterns, flesh flies (white to cream Colored with egg head work best) & small mouse patterns