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This site was last updated March 20, 2017

“THINGS TO BRING TO HIGH ARCTIC LODGE”

Please read the following information carefully.


Fishermen:

DO NOT BRING ONE PIECE RODS. THEY WILL GET BROKEN WHEN TRAVELLING TO HOTSPOTS>

1. ChestWaders (must Have)

2. Warm fall clothing. Long underwear, t-shirts and sweatshirt or hoodie

3. Camera

4. Gloves, hat or ear band.

5. binoculars

6. A pair of casual pants and shirts or turtle necks, suitable for travel and wearing around camp.

7 . One Kevlar filleting glove or wool mitt for handling fish for photographs etc.

9. warm wool socks as well as regular socks.

10. One pair of Hiking boots or sneakers.

11. Down-filled parka or hunting jacket with hood.

12. Rain jacket with hood.

13. Small tackle box such as the Plano “Sidekick”! Please do not bring large tackle boxes!

A small pouch that fits in wader pocket works well for shoreline fishing.

14. The following lures are recommended: 1/2, 5/8, 7/8, 1 and 1 1/4 ounce lures.

Brightly colored florescent orange and red , white, yellow, and blue are the most common.

Please feel free to bring a small selection of your own favorites as well.

ALL LURES MUST HAVE SINGLE HOOKS (either barb less or with the barb pinched down)

a. Blue fox pixies(gold or silver)with Florescent orange, pink, or chartreuse centers(1/2 or 7/8 oz.)

b. Little Cleos (nickel and blue)

c. Five of Diamonds(Eppinger daredevle type), ¾ and 1 ounce. One or two husky devles or troll devles.

d. Potato Bugs (florescent orange with black dots) (3/4 to 1 oz.)

e. A few Mepps or Panther Martin Spinners without Feathers.(#15 Panther Marten, # 5 Mepps) in chartreuse and black,

florescent orange or hot pink colors.

f. Blue fox vibrax spinners. ORANGE OR HOT PINK. large size.

A full selection of lures is available at the lodge.

14. Ball bearing snap swivels for Char and ball bearing 6 to 12 inch leaders for lake trout.

15. Two light to medium action spinning rods and reels. Must NOT be one piece rods. Max lenth

when broken down is 3.5 feet. One peice rods stand an excellent chance of being broken when

transported in the small cabins of floatplanes.

A limited amount of equipment is available on a first come basis at the lodge for rent.

16. Monofilament line 10 - 14 pound test is the most popular.

17. A small tape measure to measure fish for trophies(Replicas only as we are catch and release),

Needle nose pliers or equivalent are handy to remove hooks while on your own.

18. Mosquito repellent may be necessary early in our season. We also have it available at the lodge.

DO NOT CARRY SPRAY CANS OF REPELLENT IN YOUR LUGGAGE or carry ons

AS IT WILL BE CONFISCATED BY SECURITY AT THE AIRPORTS.

19. The lodge has a supply of wine, alcohol or Beer for sale.

20. Camera, video camera and extra film. If it requires batteries bring an adequate supply of fully charged ones with you.

We can charge batteries while at the lodge but not at outpost camps.

21. Baggage should consist of one soft duffel bag, “Important” one carry on bag for trip to outpost camps,

one rod case and your camera equipment. Your small tackle box and reels should pack easily in the duffel bag.

22. Polaroid Sun Glasses plus extra pair in case of loss or breakage. Snap-On’s if you wear regular glasses.

24. Small Knap sack if you want to hike or explore.

Fly Fishermen

8 to 12 weight fly rod. Two handed Spay rods are also popular.

Rods must break down to 3.5 feet in length or less.

Streamers, 2 to 3 inches long. Hot pink, chartruese and orange are good colors.

Pink Bunnies, Clousers, mickey fins, black or purple leaches,

Large salt water bait fish style streamers for Lakers.

Check fly-fishing page for more details.

HUNTING EQUIPMENT

1.   Rifle, bow, crossbow or muzzle loader. 30-06 is average size gun used.
2.   Warm fall hunting clothing. Orange is not needed but can be worn if yoou desire. 
Most hunters dress in camo.
3.   Water proof hiking boots, calf or knee high. Hip or chest waders if you have room are advisable.
4.   Gloves, hat or ear band.
5.   Light weight Spotting scope, binoculars, range finder.
6.   large waterproof duffel bag or game bag to carry hide and horns home in. Note: this must be 100%
waterproof otherwise the airlines will not accept your trophy for shipment. We have a limited number
of plastic or rubber containers that you may purchase. Please notify us in advance for these. The best we have
seen so far is a Boundary Waters Duffel Bag in the magnum size. Usually found at Cabelas. 
Any large waterproof bag used for canoeing will work.
7.   Picture ID for licenses etc.
8.   Rain Suit

“DO NOT BRING”

1. Life jackets, sleeping bags, pillows, towels, or soap.

2. Rain suit pants, a large tackle box, Filleting knife, or coolers.

3. Fish weighing scales unless you are after a record in which case bring certified scales only.

4. City clothes and shoes except for what you need while travelling.

5. One piece fishing rods of any kind.

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