Alaska Fishing Tackle & Gear List

We only use the best Alaska fishing tackle and quality gear on our fishing charters. We are proud to have a fine line of sponsors who supply top quality fishing rods, reels, lines, and tackle. We’ve put together a list of the gear we choose for Kenai River king salmon fishing, trout fishing, and Alaska saltwater charters.

Fishing Tackle Kenai River King Salmon Fishing

Rod – Berkley Air Rod A92-10.6 20-80lb
I have been using this series for 20 + years. It has been a big help getting 70 and 80 pound kings to the boat. I like to run all 4 rods in the 10.6 series in my boat. Damond likes to run the same rod in the 9′ length.

Rod– Ugly Stik elite salmon series usesca 8628 (10-20lb lure 1/2 – 1 1/2)
This is another rod we run for light kings. It also comes in a 10.6 and is great for pulling plugs.

Reel– Penn Fathom 25
This reel has come a long ways. I used to think it was the best reel for kings or medium sized salt water fish. Now I know it is the BEST reel out there. It has a one part body, a 30 pounds of drag, a left handed option, and new for 2019, water proof line counter. I had the pleasure of trying the new Fathom 2 in 2018 and I can’t wait to have them in all our boats for the 2019 season.

Line – Spiderwire Stealth 80 & 100lb camo blue
Line For Fishing Plugs – From barrel swivel to plug 100 stealth green
Line For Fishing Eggs – Trilene 80lb 100% fluorocarbon
Lures – Hawg Nose Flat Fish

Fishing Gear For Trolling For King Salmon in Saltwater

Rod – Berkley Air Rod 10’9″ med light 6-10lb
This rod is a lot of fun in the salt.

Reel – ABU revo salt water low profile

Line – Spiderwire invisi-braid 50/14
Line For Fishing Spoons – Trilene 50lb 100 % fluorocarbon
Line For Fishing Cut Herring – Trilene 50lb 100 % fluorocarbon
Line For Fishing Flashers – Trilene 80lb 100 % fluorocarbon

Gear For Lake Fishing (Lake Trout, Rainbows, Kokanee)

Rod – Berkley Air Rod 10.6 4 to 10lb

Reel – Penn Fierce 1000

Line – Nanofil 14lb low-Vis green.
Leader Material – Trilene 12lb 100% Fluorocarbon XL

Lures – Shallow and 25′ plugs, jigs and spoons

Fishing Gear For Fishing Sockeye Salmon

Rod – Berkley Air Rods A92-8m 10-20lb

Reel – Abu Garcia C3 6500

Line – Berkley big game 40lb clear

Lure – 3/0 fly lower kenai, 3/8″ gapped hook above skilak lake

Tackle and Gear For Fishing Silver Salmon

Rod For Back Bouncing – Ugly Stik elite 6′ medium 6-14
Rod For Power Trolling – Ugly Stik elite 6′ medium 6-14
Rod For Casting Spinners – Fenwick HMG 7′ Medium 8-14

Reel For Back Bouncing – Fierce 2 2500
Reel For Power Trolling – Fierce 2 2500
Reel For Casting Spinners – Fierce 2 2000

Line – Invisi-braid 50/14lb
Line – Invisi-braid 50/14lb
Line – Fire line 20/8lb

Cannon Balls – 1/4oz to 3oz , 40lb big game leader, cured eggs.

Lures – lurjenson mag lips all size depending on water speed. Mepps 5/0 pink, chartreuse, Vibrax 6/0 silver / blue

Fishing Tackle & Gear For Rainbow Trout Fishing

Rod – 6 wt fly rod custom made to spinning
Rod – 8 wt HMG fly rod 2 piece

Reel – Pflueger President 7/8
Reel – Fierce 2 in 2000 series

Flies – flesh flies & hand painted beads

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