Packing List

What to Pack?

Intricate Bay Lodge is located in remote bush Alaska. There is no store to run out and get something… With that said, Tobacco products, alcohol, batteries and fishing gear should be purchased in advance. Use Anchorage as your last supply stop. Get your fishing licenses online. We recommend water-repellant luggage with soft sides. Always have your rain gear near or at the top for easy access.

Weather in Alaska is very unpredictable. No matter when you visit, be prepared for highs in the 70s
and lows in the 40s. July is typically the warmest month, with cooler temperatures in June, August and September. Be prepared for rain and wind. No Alaskan goes anywhere without good rain gear. Camp clothing should be minimal, casual and comfortable. Remember to keep all important medications separate from your luggage. Warmth and dryness should be considered in all clothing choices. We recommend layering your clothing for warmth and versatility.

All fishing gear is provided, but you might want to bring some of the following items for your personal comfort and use:

  • Personal/toiletry items
  • Jeans/long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Rain coat and pants
  • Underwear
  • Warm socks – several pairs
  • Shoes for wet and dry weather
  • Comfy slippers/Casual shoes
  • Extra Camera Battery
  • Powered reading light
  • Books or games
  • Alarm clock
  • Liquor is not provided – feel free to bring your own!
  • Fleece tops and bottoms to wear under waders
  • Polypropylene long underwear
  • Sweater or polar fleece
  • Medium weight jacket, water resistant,with hood
  • Vest or warm jacket to wear under rain gear or waders
  • Warm socks – several pairs
  • Warm, waterproof and lucky fishing hat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm fishing gloves and stripping gloves
  • Good Raingear – Gore-Tex and other breathables are best
  • Waders & Wading Belt- Gore-Tex and other breathables are best
  • Wading Boots – please no studs as they damage our boats
  • Polarized sun glasses
  • Binoculars
  • Memory cards and extra batteries
  • Sun block (we can always hope)
  • Insect repellent, 95% DEET content
  • Head net
  • Bag for carrying your gear on boat—dry bags are best
 
We provide all rods and reels, flies, beads, weights, tippet, fly tying vise…the works. With that said, speaking as a fish fanatic, we understand completely if you want to bring your own gear. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Rainbow fishing: 6-8 weight (trust us – after several 50+ fish days in a row, you’ll want to be able to get them in quickly – 8 weight is ideal)
  • Grayling/Dolly/Char fishing: 4-5 weight
  • Sockeye Salmon fishing: 8 weight
  • Line – weight forward floating line
  • A long rod, 8.5-9.5′ is ideal
  • Ten foot leaders are the best choice with 8 to 10 lb. tippets
  • Bubble strike indicators work best in order to pick up on light biting Trout and Char

 

Gratuities Guideline

People frequently ask us what is customary to tip? Tips range from 5-20% of your trip price. We recommend 10% ($650 per person), but please feel free to tip more or less in accordance with the quality of service you have received. We believe we have the finest, well seasoned and experienced staff in the business. Our staff works together as a service oriented team, from chambermaid to pilot, to ensure that all our guests have a great Alaskan experience. Each member of the team plays a vital role. Therefore, we pool the tips each week, and divide them evenly amongst the staff.