I now have three full seasons experience working with anglers who have made Alaska their destination for a fishing trip. One thing I can offer in the advice category is that you should make sure that your fly casting is as good as it can be before arriving. Many times it will be necessary to make casts of 70 feet with either a sink tip line or weighted fly such as a cone head or Intruder. While this may fall into the ‘I can do that’ list as you prepare I suggest you make sure of it. If you will need some fast tracking in getting some distance into your casting I am ready and able to help you to reach out farther when you need it. I chose to mention this right up front because the single most important skill needed to aid in your success fishing here will be the casting. I’ll do everything I can to get us to where the fish are at and once we are there I’ll be standing by to help with developing your casting if you need it.
If you have been reading about Spey casting and think you would like to try this style of fly fishing please know that I have many Spey rods here and you do not have to buy an outfit just for use here. So far everyone who has tried the 2 hand rods caught on quickly and then chose to use them throughout their trip. If you have questions about rods – lines and reels for the trip just ask and I will help you to understand whether your current rig will be right for the destination fishery. I’ll soon be adding a Spey specific article into the blog so stay tuned for updates.
As we march toward spring I will be adding posts with information as well as pictures to help you develop your gear so that you will be ready to hit the ground running here.
Remember this, Felt Soled Wading Boots are not permitted here.
To obtain your license online this is the link to AK. Fish & Games website; http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=sportlicense.main You will be able to chose when the license becomes valid and it’s duration, we can fine tune the hour & day to activate your license based on your individual trip and destination river / rivers.
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