Fly Fishing Gear In Alaska
Fly Fishing Alaska
Iliamna River Lodge recommends starting off with polypropylene next to your skin. This is often a pair of thermal underwear. Try to stick to synthetic or synthetic wool blend as this will wick moisture away from your body.
Your second layer or alternative layer could be a medium to heavy-weight wool or polypropylene shirt, sweater or pull-over.
Your final layer will be the most important. This is the rain jacket that you choose. We recommend high-quality Gore-Tex type products. These products work the best and will protect you from both wind, and rain. Waxed cotton jackets such as Filson are also a fine choice.
Anglers should also bring a few pairs of heavy wool socks. We recommend that you try on your socks with your waders in your wading boots before coming to the lodge to ensure that you have plenty of room to move your toes. Being unable to move your toes and the cramping of your feet in your boots are the biggest reasons for numb toes and cold feet.
Wading Boots have to be NON-FELT type as required by the State of Alaska
Please, no studs or cleats as they are very hard on our planes and boats.
Also, as a service to our guests, we have a full stock of waders and wading boots available for your use at no extra charge. Just another way to make your trip as all-inclusive as possible.
EQUIPMENT AND GEAR:
- Polarized Sunglasses (Amber or Copper lenses are the best)
- Gallon Ziploc Bags (keeps items organized and dry in Day Pack)
- Tippet (0x-4x)
- Split Shot (b – bb)
- Insect Repellent
- Sun Screen
- Hemostats / Pliers
- Strike Indicators
- Plastic Garbage Bags (nice for packing wet items when returning home)
The supplies above should be sufficient fly fishing gear for Alaska. If you have any questions about what to bring on the trip please contact Iliamna River Lodge.
…and we have a pro shop at the lodge!
Taking care of you from start to finish!
Also, if there is anything you forgot once you get to the lodge or would just like to purchase from our pro shop, we’ve got you covered (literally). Everything from Patagonia Nano Puff jackets to Simms gloves and socks.