Alaska is arguably the best frontier fly fishing destination in the Western hemisphere. Remote, wild, rugged, and vast, it offers a wide variety of options from swinging flies for salmon to mousing for world-class wild rainbows, to say nothing of char, grayling, and a host of other opportunities. The variety is a big part of the allure for many anglers, and in many fisheries it's possible to almost chase a different species every day.
Of course planning for an Alaska trip can be daunting too, as that remoteness usually makes it challenging to acquire gear "on the ground". Many lodges are quite remote and even after you've arrived you'll often face further travel by boat, helicopter, and plane. In short, a little advanced planning can make a world of difference and help you make the most of your trip.
As always, it's best to consult with your outfitter, lodge, or guide, for specific recommendations, but below you'll find our gear recommendations that will serve you well on any Alaska trip. Our team - as well as our customers - have extensive experience in the area.