Some additional items you want to remember can include a video/still camera, polarized sunglasses, two wide-brimmed hats (in case you lose one on the river!), binoculars, snacks, and your fishing license (again, most outfitters will not provide this for you).
While fish are generally hunted from out of open, motorized drift boats, it’s not uncommon for guides to suggest that anglers abandon the boats to cast from shore or even to wade. Some of the best sockeye salmon fly fishing is accomplished by wading in shallow, slower moving water. If you’re a novice fly fisherman, don’t sweat it. Most guides have patience and are concerned with only one thing: making certain you land fish. If fly fishing is too daunting a task for you, more than likely you will be provided with an easy to use spinning outfit.
Grizzly Bears And Wolves
Grizzly bears and wolves Worried about them? Don’t be. Like the old saying goes: these wild creature are more afraid of you than you are of them. In general, they tend to avoid the human presence. Think of a potential run in with the wild side like this- if you’re lucky enough to spot a bear or a moose or a gray wolf- have your camera ready. Much like having the opportunity to experience guided fly fishing in Alaska, it will be a once in a lifetime photo op you’ll cherish forever.
What It Costs
Week long (6 day/7 nights) trip during the summer months including- round trip air transportation from Anchorage to interior fly fishing destination, lodging, fishing equipment, 6 days guided fishing, all meals, and complimentary bar. Cost: $3,500 to $6,000
Single day guided fly fishing excursion from Anchorage to the Kenai River Refuge area- round trip ground transport from Anchorage, fishing equipment, one day guided fishing, and lunch. Cost: $250 to $400 per day.