I am new to this forum and love the info here, wow you guys know your fishing. At any rate, I have been fishing for salmon and steelhead in the Lake Ontario tribs in NY for 8 years or so. Would like to know what kinda of setup to use off the George Parks area. My first trip to AK will be in summer of 08 and its just killing me . Most of the time fish with a float (aka bobber, indicator) , even for salmon. Sometimes its rough because of the ''combat fishing'' has left the salmon and steelhead with lockjaw. We use bait (egg sacks, skein mostly) as well as artificials like glo bugs, egg sucking leaches, stoneflies even jigs when the moment is right.
1) will this arsenal of lures suffice or do I need to expand a little, of course need to get some AK roe first.
2) I centerpin mostly, will an IM8 4-8 float rod handle reds, silvers and trout. It whoops a 20# NY king nicely, but its still a NY king and not in the combat zone.
3) Plan on bringing a 6wt for Pinks/Trout and 8 wt for the rest (not kings).
Thanks for the advise. And I hope I can help in the same.