What to Bring

Packing for the Last Frontier can feel intimidating. We don’t want you to miss a beat or spend time shopping once you hit the ground. So we have compiled a list of the most used gear and clothing suggestions below! One of the biggest tips we can share with you, so you are comfortable throughout your stay in Alaska is to dress like an onion! Layers, layers, layers are the best way to dress. Weather can change throughout the day, so it’s essential to remove layers and add them back as needed. 

  • Sunglasses 
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Wool socks are highly recommended for when you are wearing rubber boots or waders
  • Warm Jacket (many people pack down or down alternative jackets to layer under their rain jackets or outer windproof layer)
  • Lighter Jacket with windproofing
  • A base layer and/or fleece 
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable boots or closed-toe shoes
  • Rubber Boots
  • Comfortable pants
  • Shorts if you’re traveling in July or early August the temperatures can swing quite a bit
  • Camera or smartphone  
  • Binoculars
  • Not required, but many people benefit from sleeping with an eye mask due to our extended daylight hours
  • Mosquito repellent – we generally have a stash at the lodge by the barbecue area left by previous clients, but if you need a specific type we recommend you bring it!

Items Available at the Lodge

  • Hip waters (sizes and quantities limited) please inquire if you have a group with all similar sizing etc. We try to make sure everyone’s taken care of, but you may have to go up a size, etc., depending on the group make up at the lodge that week!
  • Fishing Poles for Bank Fishing
  • Fishing licenses and King tags if applicable, may be purchased online before your trip to Alaska. 
  • Soft-sided day coolers and ice for you to pack lunches and snacks for your fishing excursions
  • Hard coolers and trash bags to take to fly out or ocean trips to bring your fish back to the lodge for processing