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    Looking at maybe doing a drop off with one of the charters for dipnetting at chitna, what would be the best gear, hip boots, chest waders or what, any other ideas, thanks Steve

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    I would suggest plenty of food incase you end up staying out over night or longer to get your limit along with the basics for clothing (ie extra change of clothes, cold weather clothes, and rain gear). I've done the charter and gone on my own and I have never taken waders only extra tuffs. I don't bring waders because as far as I'm concerned there is absolutely no reason why I need to be in that river.

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    I would take along some rope instead of waders. Tie yourself off to shore in case you slip and fall into the river. This way you have a chance to get back out. Also some rope to tie your fish off to after you catch them. Warm clothes are a must as well as rain gear. The wind never seems to stop blowing through the canyon. Take sunscreen and lip balm. Extra food and water is also nice.

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    Waders are bad if you end up in the river, but there are times you get wet from fish splashing, stepping in to tie fish off, whatever, not to mention blood spraying when you pull gills and fish slime and stuff like that. Maybe a pair of boots and rain gear? I do bring waders though, but that's me I always do.

    Rope is good. They say smaller diameter, but I like bigger diameter like the 100 foot ones you buy cheap at wal-mart. I like it because I tie them off ten fish at a time and the larger diameter doesn't hurt your hands to pick up 60-80 pounds at a time or more with a king on it. You'll also need it to tie yourself off.
    They have been known to forget people overnight accidentally. I guess it can get confusing dropping people off all over with two different jet boats all day long, it's pretty common actually, so bring something warm. I know two people that it happened to.

    Bring zip ties to repair your net in case the kings rip it. I caught nine kings last year in the net in about 3 hours.
    Neoprene Gloves are good for dip netting.
    Something to clip the fins. I use a hatchet and a block.
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    thanks for the info, looks like extra tuff and rain gear, all ready had extra food and rope, good idea on zip ties. Thanks

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    Parachute (550) cord guts work very well to repair nets, never tried the zip tie thing.

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