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    North Pole guy with very little knowledge of that area regarding rainbows. Does a guy need a guide or boat or can this be done successfully off the bank. Just looking for a good time before the salmon madness down river. Will be in the area this Friday
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    Also, what flys are recommended and set up?
    Any tips would be greatly appreciated

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    Drive south on the sterling highway. Look for pullouts and follow the trails to the river. Fish from gravel bars and you want your fly to be near or at the seam of the current and eddy. Use flesh flies starting out bright colored and switching to less bright until you find what fish are eating. Get them down as deep as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    Drive south on the sterling highway. Look for pullouts and follow the trails to the river. Fish from gravel bars and you want your fly to be near or at the seam of the current and eddy. Use flesh flies starting out bright colored and switching to less bright until you find what fish are eating. Get them down as deep as you can.
    Thanks man!!!!! Will try

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    Don't be afraid to try black or purple esl's or fresh egg colored glo bugs either. Find fish and have fun!
    "The North wind is cold no matter what direction it's blowing"

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    Also, if you are looking for a little solitude, try driving Snug Harbor rd. up to Cooper Lake. The fishing can be good up there......
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    be carefull lots of bears in an around the river at all times

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    You've recieved sound advice, i'll just point out that Kenai Cache is pretty reasonable for guided trips and it is well worth it IMO. You'll learn way fast that way! I have had my best luck with big articulated flesh flies up there.

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