Join Date: May 2010
Location: SouthCentral Alaska
For the upper river, you'll be there between the two sockeye runs, bring trout rods, 6 wt. is a good stating point. Get a guide or rent a raft to cover alot of water. Don't float below Jim's landing or be prepared to row for hours across Skilak lake to the nearest takeout.
For the middle river, the 2nd run of sockeye may just be getting in the river. 2hand 7 or 8 wt. rods or single 8wt and above will work.
You'll have a shot at a king in the middle and lower river then. I got lucky last Sunday and my fly got hammered by a 35 lb. fish. There's an early and late run of kings The late run has more fish.
I had a 15' 10/11 and I was not thinking it was too much rod. It was about perfect.
Good luck. You'll have a blast. Buy bear spray when you get here.--John