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    Wow...what a great trip! Words can't describe it so I won't try but Alaska is an incredible state. Met some really nice local folks while we were there and they reminded me of my neighbors down here. I won't bore you with a bunch of talk and pictures of bears, sheep and all but here are a few of the fish I caught. I bought my daughter a new Nikon DSLR and gave it to her the night before we flew out and since she is my "softy", I think it made her trip complete. We took somewhere near 4500 pictures and are going to really have a hard time figuring out which ones to print. Again, thanks to all the help and suggestions. I really learned a lot and the next trip should be better on the fishing side since I probably can't improve on much else...like seeing Mt. McKinley in a clear sky, no rv problems, mostly sunny weather for the whole 10 days we were there, seeing two brownies play fighting on the Russian and all the memories I made with Jordan.
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    She still wouldn't hold one so here is a water shot and one of the pinks checked off my list of fish to catch.

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    on the water and the Matanuska Glacier.
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    a chum and look...she actually learned something from my attempts to teach her how to flyfish. Ok, so I didn't teach her much but she actually said it was easier out on the stream than at the lake and she enjoyed the water part, especially with all those reds swimming around.
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    a silver and a red...
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    so the grayling were kind of small but only spent about an hour fishing for them. Here are the two teenagers playing around. Never seen anything like this fishing in NC.
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    Glad you had a nice trip & what a bonus that you could do it with a teenage daughter!!!! Great memories for you both.

    Also cool that you were a sensetive enough dad to spend the big bucks on a camera that she loves rather than a super rod she wouldn't enjoy or appreciate (I have 2 teenage daughters & still learning!).

    Where did you find the grayling?
    Vance in AK.

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    Great image of the bears



    Glad you guys had a good trip.



    Started planning your next trip to Alaska yet?







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    Vance...I'm still learning too.

    The grayling came from Tonsina Creek over near Glennallen. Next year I think I'll go up to Fairbanks and find some bigger fish.

    dan, yep...already planning for next year. Wife is worried I'm doing more than just planning a trip. Think I will skip Homer and ride the loop up to Fairbanks. They say the grayling are bigger up that way. Hope you have a great time at fishpalooza and don't forget to pick up your stuff at Wildmen's.

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    Enjoyed talking to you on the plane (I'm the old gray-haired guy). Awesome pictures of the bears on the Russian! I got hooked on Alaska about 7 years ago; I start planning for the next year as soon as I get home. Don't forget to work in a Kenai float next year. The size of the rainbows is just mind boggling to someone from the lower 48.

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    that's a big silver!

    stupid bears spooking the hole!
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Open seat for anyone dumb enough to float the kenai in this weather.

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    docbob, really enjoyed chatting with you too. The internet really makes the world smaller. I'm already planning the next trip to Alaska. Next year will be my 20th anniversary and I had tentative plans to take my wife to Ireland since I have a friend over there that wants us to come visit. Have an invite to fish sea-run browns and shoot grouse on some big estate so we have some decisions to make.

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    If you factor in a liquor buzz with a dolly being smoked over alder, the decision becomes much simpler


    20th year anniversary remote float trip

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    Ireland is a really neat place too! We were there last year and I want to visit again.

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