What gear do you need to fish in Alaska?

Gear Must-Haves

  • Waterproof bags for laundry and anything you do not want wet.
  • Polarized Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Warm clothing (Layers will be your best friend)
  • Rain gear/waterproof outerwear.
  • High Quality Chest Waders.
  • Fishing vest (Optional)
  • Fingerless gloves and warm hat.

What gear do I need to fish for salmon in Alaska?

Rod, Reel, Line and Terminal Tackle. Rod and Reel: an 8 to 9 foot, fast action spinning or bait casting rod will suffice. At least 150 yards of room on your spool is required, along with a very high quality drag system. String it with top quality 12-14 pound mono filament, or 20 pound “next generation” braided line.

What size fly rod for salmon in Alaska?

Fly reels for king salmon should be large (3.5-4.5″ spools) and should have a good durable drag system. Leaders are typically 3-4 long in 15 to 30# mono, depending on water clarity and 100 yards plus of 20 to 30# backing is necessary.

What gear do you need to salmon fish?

Choose Your Rod, Reel, and Line But for salmon fishing, you may want to already look for an 8.5 to 9 feet long fishing rod and a variety of fishing lines to suit your catch (for example, a 20-25 lb. line for Chinook salmon and 10-15 lb. for Pink Salmon). You may also need a non-corrosive reel for fishing in saltwater.

What do I need for a halibut charter?

we recommend you bring the following

  • Lunch and Drinks (no hard alcohol)
  • Camera/video camera.
  • Raingear.
  • Waterproof, non-skid footwear.
  • Hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Motion sickness medication for those prone to sea sickness – Please consult your physician.
  • Valid Alaska Fishing License – (also available for purchase at our office)

What is a 9 weight fly rod for?

Also, a nine-weight is a good option for bass anglers who tend to fish big flies on open water in windy conditions. In other words, if you want to cut through the wind and cast big flies, look no further than a nine-weight fly rod—it’s a beast for just about any fish out there.

What weight fly rod is best for salmon?

As a general rule, you should be fishing an 8-10wt fly rod when fly fishing for salmon. These are heavy enough to handle a 20lb plus salmon and if you’re going for king salmon that get up to 50 lbs plus, a 10wt is recommended.

What is a 10-weight fly rod good for?

10-weight Fly Rods These are good choices when fishing for extremely heavy Freshwater applications. 10-weight fly rods are also used for medium to heavy Saltwater applications such as tarpon, salmon, roosterfish, and permit, where fishermen are casting very heavy or large flies – typically with extreme wind situations.

What is best bait for salmon?

Salmon eggs are the top choice for bait, although sand shrimp are very popular for chinook salmon. Some anglers like to fish both at the same time. Marabou jigs (Photo 10) can be used instead of bait and can be especially effective on pink salmon, or other salmon when the water is very low and clear.