We want you to enjoy your trip and be as comfortable as possible. We recommend that you bring the following items with you for your stay. Since we use small aircraft and boats for travel, water resistant soft sided duffel bags are the best way to pack for your trip.
Remember, the lodge furnishes you waders, both Gore-tex & Neoprene. If we know your size ahead of time (please fill out the guest questionnaire), we will have it waiting for you in your locker (pictured above). We also supply all the rods, reels, flies & lures – this is ALL part of your package.
For the complete Mission Lodge ‘Trip Planner’ download this Adobe Acrobat Reader File. Our ‘boot room’ is world-class.
At the Lodge:
- Casual clothing
- Long sleeved shirts
- Warm socks
- Tennis or walking shoes
- Light weight (wind resistant) jacket
- Swimming suit for hot tub or sauna
- Shaving kit
- Medication (bring all medication in carry on)
- Fishing vest (optional
- Fleece tops and bottoms
- Capilene/polypropelene long underwear
- Warm socks
- Favorite fishing hat
- Polarized sunglasses
- Insect repellent
- Sun block
- Rain coat (high quality)
- Gore-tex chest waders [optional]** NOTE: No felt soles. As of January 1, 2012, they will be illegal in Alaska.
- Camera (and batteries)
- Water-resistent day pack-[optional... the lodge provides a 'Dry Bag']
Most all of guests prefer the Gore-tex waders. They act as rain pants while in the boats and are by far the most comfortable waders. Plus they breath, keeping you from getting ‘clammy’. We recommend a pair of fleece pants under your waders and on the cold days adding a pair of polypropelene/capilene long underwear. You should also bring a heavy pair of socks made of wool or polypropelene/capilene material. In Alaska, the saying goes, “cotton kills” (great for warm weather environments).
The lodge operates a gift shop with a variety of Patagonia rain jackets, long underwear and fleece tops and bottoms. We also have a line of Mission Lodge clothing to wear at the lodge or to take home for souvenirs. If it is hard to find some of these items where you live, call us and we can let you know if we have them available at the lodge for your purchase upon arrival.