I have read posts, looked at pictures and talked to a friend down in Charleston who guided up there for 7 seasons, trying to narrow down flies I need for my trip in August. I'm going with articulated black leeches, dolly llamas, egg sucking leeches and tan flesh flies. I will bring some other stuff I use here that seem to overlap, like bh prince nymphs and stone flies. I also decided on a Clouser line and a 10' DC sink tip for my 8wt, a 250gr Rio Striper line and probably another Clouser for my 6wt, and stay with just a floating line for my 4wt. I know I am limiting myself but I don't think my daughter is going to let me try 30 different offerings at every "stream stop". I have also narrowed those stops down to a couple on each segment of our drive, based mostly on the highway angler.
So, here is the "final" plan. Two or three nights at Montana Creek RV Park, depending on if we get in before the rv place closes, with one day on a shuttle bus tour of Denali. Drive over to my buddies place in Copper Center for two nights, who knows where he's going to take us, then down to Valdez for a night. Catch the ferry to Whittier and down to Homer for a night. Back to Seward for three nights, including a glacier tour and my hold-out day for a charter. That puts me close to Anchorage the morning I need to be "in line" to turn in my rv. Still trying to get my daughter to get on a float plane but no luck so far. My dad had a champ and a cub and I did a bunch of soaring but she is just not convinced it's fun. Still working on that...have to remember this trip is half for her.