I have been wanting to break in to the world of flyfishing for years, but have never taken the step. I am floating the Gulkana in late July and am wanting to get some basic gear for the trip. By gear I mean rod, reel, flies. What weight rod? How long? Reel size? Line weight? aaaaand of course that whole "match the hatch" cliche. What type of flies? If anyone can help me out It'd be greatly appreciated. I also need to know how to tie a fly on to my line. I have fished my whole life and know some knots but am willing to bet that flyfishing has its own knots all together. Once again, thanks to anyone who can help a fellow soon so be flyfisherman.