My first post here from down in San Antonio. I'll be headed up to Anchorage for the last week of this month for work and i'm getting excited about the trip. I'm planning to bring my 8wt with me, buy some flies up there because i'm used to the flats stuff so all the stuff yall use is completely foreign to me, and try to catch my first salmon.
I assume i'll need waders up there? I have neoprenes, but i'm most likely gonna go buy a set of breathables before i leave for packability. Neo's dont pack so well in a suitcase.
I've been given a few recommendations of shops to hit up for information and locations to try out. I'll be working on Elmendorf, and sadly i dont think i'll have time to travel any great distance to fish. Will have a rental car though, and i've heard park rd has some good stuff along it.
If anybody wants to throw out some basic "new guy to alaska" type info that would be beneficial i'd appreciate it. Hopefully i'll get into an alaskan salmon on the fly! My mom and aunt keep reminding me that fish can be sent in the mail, so i think they're leaving subtle hints....
PS - if anybody will be fishing that week and wouldnt mind a tag along, dont know what time i'll be getting out of work each day but i hear the day light is longer up that way compared to down here in Texas.