Alaska fly fishing
need not be a complication on your Alaska fishing vacation and, in fact, can be a wonderful enhancement to your Alaska fishing experience.The techniques used in Alaska for fly fishing for salmon and trout often depart considerably from tactics used elsewhere, so basically first time fly fishermen in Alaska are on an equal footing with more experienced "lower48" fly fisherman. With the exception of king salmon, most Alaska fly fishing for red, silver, pink and dog salmon as well for steel head and rainbow trout can be done with a 7-9 weight rod and matching reel. For king salmon a 10-11 weight slow action rod and a stout reel capable of holding 150 yards of backing is recommended. As for fly fishing line, a floating line, or sink tip line with 1x-3x tippets can handle most fly fishing conditions. For sockeye or red salmon some lead core line or split shot is helpful depending on the water conditions. Most fly fishing for the important salmon and trout species in Alaska usually involves sinking presentations. That doesn't mean you should leave your dry flies at home.In certain conditions when fishing for silver salmon, grayling, or trout dry flies fished with floating lines and long leaders can be highly successful. It is highly recommended that you consider the purchase of the Alaska angler's Bible "ALASKA FISHING" which is available for sale on the Click Here maps page. This is by far the most complete guide for Alaska fishing and Alaska fly fishing available anywhere. It is a purchase you will not regret.