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- Casual clothing
- Long sleeved shirts
- Jeans
- Warm socks
- Tennis or walking shoes
- Light weight (wind resistant) jacket
- Swimming suit for hot tub or sauna
- Shaving kit
- Toiletries
- Medication (bring all medication in carry on)

For Fishing:
- Fishing vest (optional)
- Fleece tops and bottoms
- Capilene or Waderwick long underwear
- Warm socks
- Favorite fishing hat
- Polarized sunglasses
- Insect repellent
- Sun block
- Rain Gear (good quality)
- Gore-Tex or Neoprene Chest waders**
- Camera (extra film and batteries)
- Water-proof day pack (the lodge provides a ‘Dry Bag’)

Most guests prefer Gore-Tex waders. They act as rain pants while in the boats and are by far the most comfortable waders. Plus they breath which keeps you from getting ‘clammy’. Neoprene chest waders are pretty good for the weather conditions in Alaska. Neoprene provides protection from cold water and add a measure of protection in case of a sudden dunking. We recommend a pair of fleece pants under your waders and on the cold days adding a pair of polypropilene/capilene long underwear. You should also bring a heavy pair of socks made of wool or polypropilene/capilene material. Avoid cotton clothing for fishing. Cotton is not a good insulator, is cold when it gets wet, and dries very slowly. In Alaska, the saying goes, “cotton kills.”