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    Doing a self guided float trip on the Moraine last week in August with a friend. Looking for big Bows. Am an eastern fly fisherman, so not familiar with AK and looking for suggestions on flys, sizes, patterns and any other suggestions. Thanks

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    Is this your first DIY float trip to AK? I hope you're comfortable with a high volume of brown bears in very close proximity.

    That Crick has a few technical spots, and is a crowded fishery, by SW AK standards. Beads/Flesh will be your go to rigs.

    Make sure the bear fence is functioning and fully charged.
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    There is a reason Moraine was called "Bear Creek" for many years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer1944 View Post
    Doing a self guided float trip on the Moraine last week in August with a friend. Looking for big Bows. Am an eastern fly fisherman, so not familiar with AK and looking for suggestions on flys, sizes, patterns and any other suggestions. Thanks

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    Beads and flesh, 6mm size. I would probably take a few egg sucking leaches, or simply a few articulated leaches and slide a bead on first. Take a few elk hair caddis just for grins. Most of your action will be on beads. Sometimes I throw a sculpin, olive or black. I like Tony's sex dungeon. Did I say, think beads.
    Morain can blow out, do you have a backup plan? If we have a normal summer we should have a relatively low water year unless we get a lot of snow in April and May.
    Which air taxi service are you using?
    Yes, you will see grizzly, do bring a fence. I think the **** bears are a little less active at midday, but that's relative. When I'm floating I like to make my big meal then, clean up and then move to your night camp.
    Have fun.

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