What to bring
Suggested Packing List for Austral Kings:
Rods: One two-handed rod #9 or #10 and one back up; two-handed #8, #9 or #10
Reels: Two large arbor reels with at least 400 yards of 50-80 lbs backing
Lines: Skagit heads (floating and intermediate) with sinking tips in different sink rates. We suggest Sink 6, T-11, T-14 and T-17 to cover all fishing situations.
Leaders: Six tapered leaders, 35-45 lbs.
Tippet: Three spools of tippet: 30 lbs, 40 lbs and 50 lbs (0,38 mm, 0,43 mm and 0,48 mm)
Flies: Approximately two dozen of flies (see Flies for the Kings)
Misc.: A good pair of pliers, line clipper, fly line dresssing, small LED headlamp
Two pairs of polarized sun glasses
One pair of breathable waders and wading boots (we recommend rubber soles; it’s mostly fairly easy wading)
NOTE: Please do not bring boots cleated with studs or spikes – they ruin our aluminium boats!
One breathable but waterproof wading jacket
Three long sleeved fishing shirts
Two sets of base layers
Fleece jackets or soft shells, insulated vest and/or jackets to adjust for comfort by dressing in layers
Two UV protected Buff facial sun protectors
Two caps or hats
Sun screen and lip balm
Toilietries – incl. band aids and athletic tape for line cuts, head ache pills, ear plugs and sleep aids
Good casting skills and a positive attitude