Generally speaking, bring your own sleeping bag, cooking utensils and fishing gear. You need to be self-sufficient. Also, many cabin veterans rent a small outboard kicker from the air- or boat-charter operator. In the Tongass, standard salmon fishing gear works best. I carry two rods, so that if one breaks I can continue fishing with the spare. Go with medium-action casting or spinning rods for kings and silvers, and lighter rods for reds, pinks and chums. A 9-weight fly rod will handle all Alaska sport fish except the largest king salmon. Take plenty of extra line, from 8- to 20-pound-test, for spin-fishing. And don't forget the ultralight tackle for rainbows, grayling, cutthroats and char.