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Best Rod (weight) for Your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip

01.17.17

We receive a fair number of questions about the “best” weight fly rod to bring on your Alaska Peninsula fishing adventure. Below are our opinions for single-handed rods at our two operations.

By Trip

By Month

  • June: 5, 7
  • July: 5, 7; 10 after July 4 or so
  • August: 5 or 6 and 7, 8 or 9
  • September: 5 or 6 and 7, 8 or 9

By Species

  • Arctic Grayling: 5 or 6
  • Rainbow Trout: 7
  • Dolly Varden: 6 or 7
  • Pink Salmon: 6 or 7
  • Chum Salmon: 8 or 9
  • Silver Salmon: 8 or 9
  • King Salmon: 9 or 10
  • Halibut: we provide tackle

Other Thoughts

  • Rods with fighting butts are mandatory on 7 thru 10 weights. If you have a choice, one on your 6 weight will be very helpful.
  • 4 piece rods travel better than 3 or 2 piece rods.

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