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    Smile Another fine day on the Newhalen River

    4 people, 20 reds. Need I say more?

    It took a while for my father-in-law to get the hang of it, but we all eventually had a great time, caught plenty of fish, lost a bunch more, and watched a young bear on the opposite side of the river for a while.


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    Dude, you sure get around!

    That freezer ought to be full by now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    That freezer ought to be full by now!
    We're working on it. There's still some space on the middle shelf, I think.

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    Default nice sockeye pics - care to say how you caught them

    Brian:

    Those are some fine photos. Would you be willing to tell us the flies and technique used to catch them? (I haven't had much of any luck with reds; can't say I've ever had one actually bite; but I hear stories that they do - and there are "hot" flies - that never work for me....)

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    when were you last there? think it'll still be good this weekend? pondering going this weekend.

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    Steve - Similar to the Kenai/Russian river method. Used a coho fly with a weight about 18 inches above the fly. Had to use considerably more weight than I do on the Russian, as the current is strong and the river is much deeper. Color made no difference, but location did. Much of the river isn't good for catching reds due to the swirling current, but stretches where there is a consistent downstream current were fantastic. The technique takes some time to figure out, but once you've got it down it's hard to keep them off your hook.

    AK-HUNT - I was there on Monday. It's usually a short-lived run, but I imagine there will still be fair numbers of fish this weekend.

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    Default Another great family photo

    Great shot Brian! Uh...that looks like a heavy planeload of people and fish <grin>. We had king salmon leftovers this morn, so some are starting to show here. Of course they had to travel some 1800 miles first and ain't in the shape those reds are. Say hi to the family,

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    I'm in Illiamna as I type. Fishing was pretty good yesterday but the run is starting to slow down. Lots of Brown bears, we saw 4 yesterday afternoon while at the falls.

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    updates the week of 7/19. I believe this picture is taken from the same rock out cropping.

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