If You Go...
Located in Port Alsworth in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, the Farm Lodge (thefarmlodge. com) is a family-run outfit that caters to families looking to mix fishing with wildlife viewing and sightseeing. The cabins and lodge are new and very comfortable. The food is great, and the staff is welcoming and friendly. Best of all, the pilots are some of the most experienced in Alaska. Waders
Good waders are key. The boys used Redington Crosswater youth waders and Prowler boots.
For spinning gear, we brought Fenwick HMG travel rods and an assortment of Blue Fox Vibrax spinners. For fly rods, we used a Sage X 7-weight and Redington Predator 8-weight for salmon and pike, and Thomas & Thomas Aeros 5-weights for grayling, trout, and char. We kept them unharmed through many air miles in a Simms Bounty Hunter Rod Vault. Clothes
The weather was perfect on our trip, but this is Alaska, so good raingear is key. We wore Cabela’s Guidewear and Huk Kryptek. The rest of our clothing was by Browning (browninglifestyle.com), a mix of flannels and fleeces that we could layer and that did double duty on the water and in the lodge.