I just made the leap to give fly fishing a shot. Following the advice on the forum, that a 5 and 8 weight rod will cover almost everything in alaska, I ordered a cheapie cabela's genisis combo in 8 wt. Then I realized that my girlfriend will likely want to try and learn too so I went ahead and got the 5 wt too. Hopefully I can learn how use one fishing for pike and bass while I'm on leave back home in WI. The cool thing is I will have both rods in the truck for my drive to Alaska so maybe I can get into something on the way.
Just wanted to share my excitement.