Alaska Rainbow Trout Fishing
Most Alaska rainbow trout are in the 1 to 5 pound range and they are a lot of fun on a good 6 weight fly rod.
But, in a few rivers like the Kenai, there are a lot of big rainbow trout that will tear up such "light" gear and wave goodbye.
There is little dry fly fishing for Alaska Rainbows... their focus revolves around food and in Alaska, that's salmon. Salmon Eggs, baby salmon and carcasses from post spawning adults.
That said, little doesn't mean none. There are times of year and some spots where nice fish will rise to a dry. Still, the most effective fly is a salmon egg imitation for most of the season and late in the season a flesh fly.
If you are coming at a peak time, bring at least a 7 weight and be able to land big fish without tiring them excessively. To make roll casting and mending easier, we recommend a 9'6" or 10' rod. If you don't have one, you can use one of ours