trip information

fly box

what to bring


Fly Fishing Gear

  • 10 weight fly rods (one plus a back up)
  • Fly reel and back up
  • Extra fly line
  • 65 pound American 1x7 or 7X7 wire (required minimum)
  • No mono required, at any line test, period.
  • Mono and wire cutters
  • Flies (single hook bright patterns work well in various sizes, we highly recommend 3/0 600sp teimco hooks)

Spin Fishing Gear

  • 7 foot Bait-caster or spin rods (medium heavy to heavy)
  • Spare reels
  • 65lbs. Braided Tuff Line XP ( 65 lbs. Braided line is a minimum requirement. Our guides will re-spool your reels if necessary, we do not use mono)
  • Wire leaders 65lbs. minimum. Our guides have found that our hand tied wire leaders have the lowest failure method. Midnight Sun Trophy Pike Adventures does not use clips or fluorocarbon leaders, due to the fact that they fail. We want you to land big fish, not have the story of the "One that got away".
  • Flies and tackle are not required to bring as guides have all of the tackle necessary for your trip. You are welcome to bring your own tackle as long as baggage is under the required 50lbs. weight limit


  • Polarized Sunglasses (amber tint works the best)
  • Rain Jacket (an absolute must)
  • Waders (an absolute must)
  • Wadding boots (rubber soled only)
  • Fishing hat (for glare and sun protection)
  • Fishing hat (for glare and sun protection)
  • Several insulating under-layers
  • Comfortable casual wear
  • Boat shoes


  • Polarized Sunglasses (amber tint works the best)
  • Dry sack
  • Multi tool
  • Head lamp (w/ extra batteries)
  • lighter
  • Rx glasses
  • Digital camera (charger)
  • Sunscreen
  • Medications
  • Small first aid kit (band aids, antibiotic ointment, super glue)
  • Bug repellent
  • Bug head net
  • Wader repair kit
  • Identification
  • Cash for gratuities
  • Linens and towels are provided on the House Boat