Fishing the pristine, bountiful waters of Alaska is the ultimate dream and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many outdoor enthusiasts. When all the planning and preparation are done for your DIY Alaska fishing adventure, the time finally comes to pack up and head north. Selecting and choosing the right gear for your trip can be a source of confusion and even anxiety! Forgetting something vitally important or having critical gear fail on such an epic adventure can be the difference between having a great time or being miserable, as well as the difference between fishing success or failure.
In the video below, Alaska fishing guide Joseph Classen shares an overview of the salmon fishing gear you will need for a DIY Alaska salmon fishing adventure. Whether you will be fly fishing in Alaska or spin fishing on rivers, lakes, beaches, or on the ocean, this video acts as an Alaska fishing gear list with an explanation and advice on fishing equipment selection such as salmon fishing rods, salmon fishing reels, clothing, and terminal fishing tackle.