As stated in the title, my father and I are going on our first, but hopefully not last, fishing trip to Alaska. I posted a question several days ago and received some great information from several members including Bernard Rosenberg. Now, I was hoping you friendly and helpful folks could point me in the right direction for choosing spoons, spinners, and flies. We will be fishing in late July and/or early August, though I am not sure where in Alaska (suggestions are appreciated). We will be fishing mostly for silvers and reds, but if all else fails we will fish for pinks. Pinks are fine to eat fresh, correct?
I believe spoons and spinners are the most appropriate for silvers, but I am not sure what brand of spoons and spinners to use nor what size would be best for each. The same questions would apply to the pinks. From what I have read, reds prefer flies, but, again, I am not sure which flies as well as which size flies. Lastly, how many spoons, spinners, and flies do you take on your trips and carry on your person? If I were to use a Pixee for silvers, for example, how many colors and sizes should I have and how many of each size?
Your help is greatly appreciated and I will gladly return the favor if/when possible. Obviously I don't have any experience fishing in Alaska, which is the focus of this forum, but I do know a thing or two about bass fishing on Lake Erie and steelhead fishing in Western New York. Drop me a line if I can help out in any way.