Alaska float trips

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Alaska float trip


Alaska Fly Fishing Tackle & Gear


When you venture into remote areas for an Alaska fly fishing trip, having top quality equipment is vital. Fortunately, most of the gear we need for non-motorized Alaska river float trips, is pretty straight forward. Still Frontier River Guides purchases and employs only the finest goods available for the Alaska raft fishing trips that we offer. Over the years we have field tested nearly every major brand of rafts, tents, water filters, etc. on the market and have settled on the very finest rafting and camping gear to transport and shelter our guests under Alaskan conditions. We provide all raft and camp gear for our guided Alaska fly fishing trips. What follows is a list of clothing and equipment we suggests our guests bring on a week long Alaska float trip.




Alaska fly fishing trips ~MAXIMUM approximately 40 pounds per person~

• Camping pillow
• Sleeping bag (comfort rated to 30 degrees, 20 degrees for
late season)
• Camping air mattress
• Camping pillow
• Chest waders (stocking foot, breathable, in good
• Wading boots (RUBBER SOLES ONLY by Alaska statute, or BRAND NEW felt)
• Wading belt
• Hooded wading jacket (breathable, top quality, super heavy duty rain gear)
• Rain hat (optional, but nice to have in drizzly weather)
• Rain pants (optional, but handy to have around camp)
• Insulating layers, jacket, sweater or other; wool or synthetic               
• Baseball cap (or other sun visor)
• Wool hat (early and late summer)
• Gloves (water resistant, neoprene or similar)
• Camp shoes (water proof, rubber “duck” shoe or goretex hiker)
• Camp pants (Schoeller fabric or other quick drying, avoid cotton)
• Long sleeve button down shirt (breathable; breeze and bug proof)
• Heavy marino wool shirt or sweater (polypro is ok)        
• Heavy wool (or synthetic) socks for each day, or suit yourself
• (2-3) lighter camp socks
• (2-3) Long johns for layering under waders (marino wool or polypro)
• (2) Long sleeve marino wool or poly undershirts (one light one heavy)
• (2-4) Short sleeve cotton T shirts (wool does not resist mosquitos)
• Daily underwear or suit yourself
• Shorts (optional)
• Sunglasses (polarized)
• Toiletry Kit-tooth brush, sunscreen, ibuprofen, bandaids, floss, camp towel, etc.  
• Flashlight or Headlamp (early and late summer)
• Spare batteries
• Reading Materials, cards, etc. (optional)
• Pocket knife (optional)
• Camera
• Insect Head Net

REMINDER: fishing license from the Alaska Dept. of Fish and game

It is a good idea to use a nylon stuff sack (about sleeping bag sized) to consolidate  your clothing within the large waterproof bag that we will provide you with.


• 5-6 weight trout, char and grayling rodAlaska wilderness fly fishing trips
• 7-9 weight red, silver and chum salmon rod
• 9-12 weight king salmon rod (early summer)
• spare rods (if possible)
• sturdy rod cases
• disc drag reels
• floating and sink tip lines on spools
• ample leader and tippet material
• sturdy needle nose pliers (salmon)
• hemostats (trout, etc.)
• vest or chest pack
• split shot, various weights
• strike indicators
• hook hone
• various wet and dry patterns as per our recommendations misc.
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