Hey I just read the post about advice for new fishermen, some good stuff there!
I've fly fished for small trout around here and am just getting to the point where I'm not intimidated by having people around watching me. I used to enjoy going out and just spending time on the water, I never caught fish because I had nobody to tell me what I was doing wrong. After a lot of research and asking for a little advice Ive actually started catching fish the last couple summers, havent been skunked in a long time, but I dont go out all that much either. I've picked up a couple books on reading streams but I honestly dont have much experience on streams and havent figured it out yet.
I'm coming to AK on Thursday for a week, gonna pick up a sled dog in Fairbanks, but I'm flying into Anchorage and will thumb a ride down to Cooper Landing and camp Friday and Saturday nite. I booked a trip with Troutfitters on Sunday because I'm addicted to rainbows and dont have time to figure it out on my own. Saturday I'd like to go out and catch a couple silvers to take home with me. I may buy a spinning rod as I'm real comfortable with that, but Id REALLY like to experience a silver on a fly rod. I have an 8 wt rig I may bring, and I can search the forum to see what flys or beads to use, but Id sure like a little advice on a decent spot to give it a try.
And I would not have considered asking this before reading the above mentioned post, but I'd definitely supply the beer if someone was willing to share their fishing spot with me.