A “layer system” of clothing is essential for a visit to Kodiak. The layer system includes a
“base layer” of moisture-
(wool, fleece, etc.) and a high quality “shell layer” of clothing to protect from strong winds
and precipitation. Bright colored clothing is not advised for either fishing or photography
clients, as it can scare both fish and wildlife away. Natural colored clothes (green, brown,
gray, etc.) are the best choice.
It is strongly advised to avoid cotton clothing while in the field, as cotton is very absorbent
and holds moisture close to the body, which can accelerate hypothermia in adverse weather
Waterproof hiking boots or knee-
on photography trips, while chest waders are recommended for fishing clients.
Some important miscellaneous items to bring along on a Kodiak Island adventure include:
Photography clients will naturally be expected to bring their own cameras, tripods, etc.
Your guide can offer a great deal of photography instruction and assistance, but clients
are still strongly encouraged to thoroughly learn and practice with their chosen camera
equipment before coming to Kodiak.
Fishing clients are also expected to bring their own gear (fly rods, spinning rods, tackle,
waders, etc.) as one’s personal gear is much more comfortable, familiar, and easier to use
than borrowed gear, which can often prove to be an exercise in frustration for a client. Wild
Revelation Guide Service does, however, provide some back-
or malfunctioning fishing equipment.
Both fishing and photography clients are encouraged to keep their gear as light in weight,
well organized, and as limited to the essentials as possible. Weight and cargo room for
equipment in vehicles, and especially in bush airplanes, are strictly limited and become more
restricted with each additional client on a trip. Try to limit your photography or fishing gear to
items that can be carried in medium to large backpacks or duffle bags.
Wild Revelation Guide Service conducts its remote fly-
Wildlife Refuge lands. For our professional photography clients, who intend to use their
photographs or film footage strictly for commercial purposes, a Commercial Audio-
Productions Permit is needed, which should be attained well in advance of your trip. For a
direct link to information about this permit, click here.
All fishing clients will need a valid Alaska fishing license, which can be attained online, or in
person at a local Kodiak store. Fishing trips will not begin until all clients have their license.
For more information, click here.
Feel free to contact us with any other specific questions you may have about what to expect
or bring on your Kodiak photography or fishing adventure.
PO Box 81, Kodiak, AK 99615
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