Equipment needed for kenai/ Russian June 14
Got a camp site booked at cooper creek campground. Fill me in on what I should know and what type of rod, flies equipment ex I should bring. Also where are some good areas to go after trout/salmon.
For salmon - any type rod/reel. You'll only be filpping about 15' of line. the reds tend to stay close to the bank. Coho flies work, as will a bare hook with some yarn tied to it. You need enough weight (at least18" from the fly) to let the fly drift along the bottom. If you're not getting hung-up, you need more weight. Use heavy line - minimum 25 lb test. This is combat fishing territory & you want to get the fish in fast. Floks will put up with someone letting a fish or two run past them, but at some point someone 30 yards downstream will bring out a knife & oops - looke like your fish "broke off". If you're fishing in the Russian or sanctuary, you must use a single hook fly.
As to where - try the Russian or the Kenai - think you got that part down already.
Sanctuary won't be open yet, so your options are the Russian or downstream of the ferry crossing on the Kenai.
Originally Posted by Gary