Packing List for Fishing

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Clothing:

Temperatures are mild during our brief fishing season, ranging from the upper 30ºs at night to over 80º on some days. Temperatures are normally in the 45º-70º range. Heavy, duck hunting style rain jackets are not necessary. We recommend Cabela’s Guidewear, or something similar. Pack light, you’d be surprised how little you really need.

  • 1 pair pants for fishing in.
  • 1 pair light pants for wearing at the lodge.
  • 1 warm shirt (fleece or wool).
  • 2 lightweight shirts for wearing at the lodge.
  • 2 pair warm socks.
  • 2 pair of liner socks.
  • Breathable chest waders like Cabela’s Dry-Plus (hip waders are okay).
  • Gloves
  • Rain coat and pants (make sure they’re not too bulky).
  • 1 set long underwear.
  • 1 pair camp shoes.
  • 1 warm, fleece coat with wind stopper.
  • 1 fleece or down vest (optional)
  • 1 mosquito head net.

Personal Items:

  • Water bottle
  • First aide items
  • Bug Repellent (we’ll have some)
  • Any medications you may need (over the counter, prescription)
  • Camera
  • Small flashlight

We supply all fishing rods and reels, both spinning and fly rods. Our spinning rods are a range of G. Loomis E6X models, paired with the latest Shimano spinning reels. Our fly rods are top of the line G. Loomis IMX-PRO series with Cabela’s Prestige III reels.

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Camera and batteries
  • Small flashlight
  • *1 spinning fishing rod – 4 lb. to 8 lb.
  • *1 casting fishing rod (medium/heavy) – 8 lb. to 15 lb.
  • Assorted lures – 1/2 oz. to 1 oz. bright colored (orange, pink, & red) pixies and Mepps type spinners and spoons
  • Fly Fishermen: 2 – 6 lb. to 8lb. rods (call on flies and patterns)
  • 1 Roll of Duct tape

We supply all fishing rods and reels, both spinning and fly rods. Our spinning rods are a range of G. Loomis E6X models, paired with the latest Shimano spinning reels. Our fly rods are top of the line G. Loomis IMX-PRO series with Cabela’s Prestige III reels.

Recommended Gear for Fly Fishing

SILVER FISHING:

  • Rods: 8 to 9 wt. traditional or switch, something that you can throw big flies and heavy lines with in the wind.
  • Lines: Floating or sinking tips. Topwater opportunities do present themselves, but most fish will be caught sub-surface so getting down is nice but floating line with sinking leader works just fine.
  • Flies: Articulated leaches and streamers in pink, purple, chartreuse, blue, black. Sizes 1/0 to 4. Have a handful of topwater flies and poppers for when the conditions are ideal.
  • Tippet of straight 10 to 12 lb. is ideal.

CHAR/GRAYLING FISHING:

  • Rods: 6-wt. minimum, for the wind and keeping 10 lb.-plus char out of overhanging alders and fallen trees.
  • Lines: Mostly floating, intermediate sinking is not a bad idea if you’re brining two.
  • Flies: Small streamers (size 4 to 8, variety ofcolors) or egg patterns.

Beads are hard to beat when the salmon are spawning.

BEAD KIT:

  • Toothpicks (make sure they fit your beads).
  • Beads
  • Split shot
  • Indicators
  • Egg hooks (Gamakatsu egg hook size 10 is tough enough to land a sliver but small enough for a grayling).

OTHER NOTES:

We will fillet, vacuum pack & freeze all fish for the trip home. Waxed boxes or freezer tote bags are provided. If you want to bring a cooler, limit the size to under 50 quarts.
Your time with us at Becharof Lodge on Alaska’s Egegik River is designed to accommodate 5 days of fishing and 5 nights stay, but some planning on your part is essential in helping make this happen. Click HERE to see the details.