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TRAVEL PLAN

 

Call our office to speak with us. We look forward to hearing from you and will be pleased to assist you with your travel arrangements and confirm your dates.

Getting Here
Our packages begin in Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories.  With regularly scheduled air service from southern destinations, provided by WestJet, Air Canada Jazz, Air North, Canadian North and First Air it's easy to get here!


What to Pack
Please contact us regarding your needs for your trip; we want to ensure that your experience exceeds your expectations.  By combining advanced planning, with our on-site items and your baggage you should have everything that you need for a enjoyable time.  Our plane limits baggage to 70 lbs, including luggage and carry-on bags. Should you need to downsize your luggage in Yellowknife we can safely hold your luggage until your return.

 

 


Fishing Gear

We have complimentary rods at the lodge for your use. If you have a favourite reel, please bring it along and we would be happy to supply you with one of our lodge rods. And, for your convenience our tackle and gift shop has a great selection of fishing lures, leaders and line for sale, including ciscoes and herring rigs.  Please remember all hooks are to be barbless. Our guides are happy to offer advice on gear; and your license will be ready for you to sign upon your arrival.

 

Pack the perfect tackle box

Classic Trolling Gear

Rod: 1- 7' - 8' heavy action spinning rod

Reels:
Spinning or level wind

Lures:
 Husky Devils: 5” five of diamonds: chartreuse, rainbow/silver, red/white; *T-60 flatfish: yellow with black dots, chartreuse, silver; Crocodile 6” silver; Big doctor spoons; Believers 10-12” skunk, jailbird, firetiger, frog; Ruby eye wiggler (brass/sliver) 4”

Line:
Minimum of 25 lb test monofilament with a minimum of 200 yards.

Leaders:
Steel 24” - 36” black 60 lb test

Weights: Keel or banana – 3 oz; 4 oz weights

Other:
Heavy cross-lock snap swivels


Fly-fishing Gear
- check out our fly-fishing page.

 

Clothing/Personal Items


We recommend that you dress using layers with Gore Tex or waterproof outer shell, that way you can adjust to the conditions.  Rubber boots or high top Gore Tex boots for getting in and out of the boat will be helpful.  In addition to your clothing (consider packing some lighter coloured clothing as insects are less attracted to light colors) and travel essentials, such as passport, medication, polarized sunglasses and toiletries, be sure to bring your camera and sunscreen. 

 

Photography Equipment

 

Camera: ideally a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera that accepts interchangeable lenses with at least 2 spare batteries,  that being said, fantastic images can be taken with a compact automatic camera; or iphone!  Video camera if you like to shoot videos.

Storage cards: Bring plenty! There is so much to photograph that it’s better to have more memory cards then you think you will need.  A portable hard drive or lightweight laptop computer can also serve as a back up and be used for reviewing your images.

Camera Lenses:
Wide angle, telephoto and macro lenses; in addition to lens cleaning cloth for cleaning lenses and wiping dew of the lens at night.

Tripod: ensure you bring a sturdy tripod, which is essential for aurora photography.

Battery charger:

Camera manuals - may need to look up a feature or modify some settings

Binoculars: Light weight field binoculars to find and spot wildlife and to view the stars in the evening.

 

Water tight camera bag - perferably one that is easy to carry when walking, back packing type bags are nice for walking on the tundra.

 

Flash light or head lamp - small (with both red and white light) for working with your camera in the dark – bring fresh batteries.

Flagging tape: pink, orange to attach to your backpack, binoculars or camera bags

Glow sticks: (bendable) they can be used for wrapping or attaching to your tripod at night.

 

Miscellaneous accessories:  alarm clock for sunrise photography, tablet; ipad with apps for star viewing, aurora alerts, e-books on birds, plants, aurora etc.

 

Weather



With extended daylight hours, this land of the midnight sun provides a short reprieve from freezing temperature where the tundra comes to life.  Although temperatures vary you might just find yourself wearing a  t-shirt July to mid-August with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 75°F).  Mid-August into September brings cooler weather, including frost in the early morning or late at night, temperatures ranging from -2°C to 15°C (28°F to 59°F).

 

With the blooming of the barrens comes the hatching of biting insects, and weather can affect the concentrations of mosquitoes, black flies and horseflies.  That being said, plan on including some bug protection as part of your what to pack list.  You will want to avoid using perfumes/aftershave products.  Should you be more comfortable and want more protection, bug jackets and head-nets are available at the lodge for your use.

 



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