A different Alaska bound question
Yep another Alaska bound question here. This one is a tad off the norm I think:
Here's the situation, I'll be fishing the KP the last two weeks of August with my Dad (fishing for silvers primarily). His physical condition is very poor, in fact we had canceled our trip and he had pretty much thought his fishing days were over completely due to severe back pain. At any rate, at this point things are looking up (it's all relative isn't it) and he's super excited to go, as am I. His mobility will still be very limited, so we will be fishing pretty much the flat ground easy access stuff, wading in slower water up to shin deep (with assistance) will probably be ok but not much more.
Since we've both fished some of these streams before I have a decent idea of what to expect, and I'm thinking we will be covering most of our situations with single hand fly rods. Of course I'm kind of itching to bring along a 2hander and do some spey casting and swing some flies too. I know that a lot of these easy access spots will not be the most conducive to spey casting at times, though I am hopeful to take off for a half day or so once or twice on the trip to explore a tad bit on my own and sample some other waters.
I'm curious as to what kinds of line setups might be most useful, and any words of advice about swinging around these parts would be greatly appreciated. I had been thinking of probably just taking a switch rod with a scandi head and add a long mono leader for the most part, but I could bring along a 6 or 7 wt spey rod with a skagit head and sink tips instead. My gut feeling is that the 11' switch rod would likely see a bit more use overall, while the 13'2" 7wt would probably be great if I end up fishing on any of the larger streams, but I can really only see bringing one or the other (plus the 2 single hand rods).
P.S. I know that some of these easy access spots can be combat fishing chaos, and NOT my type of thing... for this trip I honestly don't care, since ANY fishing at all will be very profound for us both. I'm not too concerned if the spey stuff doesn't get any use at all even.