Fishing Gear and Tackle

Fly Fishing Trip Gear

If you are a fly-fisherman, for your fly fishing gear please bring your fly rod, both floating and sinking lines, plus heavy leaders for the trout and pike. Your tackle box should have needle-nose pliers, fish knife, band-aids, 6″-9″ steel leaders, snap swivels, fish handling gloves and a selection of sinkers and lures.

Spin Cast Fishing Trip Gear

Fishing tackle for Yukon spin cast fishing trips includes one medium weight-spinning rod each with ten to fifteen pound line on it. For trips out of Coghlan, Claire, Drury, and Teehnah fishing camps, bring an ultra-light spinning rig for the arctic grayling.

Fish finders are not a necessity, however a portable one can be useful.

Fishing Gear and Equipment for Canada Fishing Trips:

  • Fly rods # 5(6) and (7)8 weight (eventually a spare rod)
  • Good number of flies Flies (nymphs, streamers, bugs, dries)
  • Reels with at least 200 meters backing and a perfect braking for larger trout
  • Spare spools for reel filled up with sinktip lines
  • Floating line for grayling, smaller lake, trout, pike and whitefish
  • Sink tip line for trout
  • (Highly recommends are the Quick Decent from Cortland (225, 324 and 425 grains)
  • Braided leaders
  • Wire leaders for Pike
  • 0.14mm tippet material for grayling and Whitefish
  • 0.16mm tippet for lake trout when using dries
  • 0.30mm tippet material for trout when using streamers
  • Fly tying material: hooks, thread, tools and tying material
  • At least hip waders but chest waders have more benefits
  • Shoes for wading

Fishing Gear for your Fly Fishing Vest:

  • Forceps or multi-tool is mostly used to squeeze of the barb of fly hooks and makes it possible to unhook a fish much easier at times they swallow the fly a little deeper then expected. Recommend a forceps with the claw mouth in a 45% angle.
  • Clipper to save your teeth and cut nylon.
  • Retractors so you can grab your tools much easier.
  • Amadou to dry CDC flies.
  • Bite indicators which are essential for nymph fishing or when you need to present flies at a certain depth.
  • Hook sharpener; One for small hooks and the other one for larger hooks.
  • Fly pad
  • Pocket lamp (maglite)
  • Whistle
  • Matches or a lighter in waterproof bag.
  • Tippet material
  • Leader wallet with spare leaders, needles to make leaders, waterproof superglue to secure knots, small scissors, bobbin of thread and braided monofilament and backing for attaching leaders to fly line and emergency repairs to fly line.
  • Fly boxes with nymphs, dry flies and other required patterns for the type of fish you are fishing for that day.
  • Floatant to use with dry flies to help them float longer.
  • Sink for fishing wet flies, nymphs or for making intermediate leaders sink better or to fish the tippet under the surface of the water.
  • Bug spray
  • Measuring tape
  • Notebook in waterproof bag for making notes about insects, hatches, weather, water conditions, temperatures, fish behavior, fishing tips and techniques which worked
  • Leader stretcher for long tippets or self-tied leaders
  • Fly line cleaner to clean and protect floating lines from sinking
  • Thermometer
  • Waterproof camera
  • Polarized sun glasses
  • Leadshots to let nymphs go deeper
  • Knive
  • Retrieving gloves/protection
  • Boga grip or special gloves to tail slippery fish
  • Canada fishing license
  • Toilet paper
  • Rain jacket
  • Life jacket
  • Spare spools