I will be in Cooper Landing for a few days around September 20. I have rented a drift boat and plan to float the upper and maybe Skilak to Bings. I have done a couple guided floats on the river in past years but am looking forward to the DIY challenge. I am generally familiar with bead and flesh fly fishing. Is there anything specific I should know or consider in order to increase my hook ups? How much of a disadvantage will I be facing in not knowing specific runs, holding areas, redd locations etc?
Thanks for any help.