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    Default Streams near Coldfoot?

    This summer, (mid July, I think) my wife is going up to Coldfoot for a 3 day medical conference. (Weird, I know, but it's for real)

    Anyhow, I'm going with her and I figured that while they were conferencing I could go throw some flies at a few Grayling or something.
    I'm just in the initial planning stages so I figured I would put it out here for comments.

    I've got the new Highway Angler but I haven't checked it out yet and I'm sure the guys up there at the lodge will steer me in the right direction but I'm hoping someone here has fished that area?

    Thanks

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    Bookseller,

    Rule of thumb: The crystal clear water holds few if any fish. Between Coldfoot and the Chandalar Shelf there are numerous rivers and streams close to the road that hold grayling. Hammond, Bettles and Middle Fork Koyukuk rivers. There are a few in the Dietrich. Fish the brown water. Keep an eye out for bears.

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    Thanks Erik. In my opinion, rule of thumb advice is always the best advice to follow.

    Once I get back I'll try to remember to post my results here.

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    Jim River has good grayling fishing, and there are multiple access points about 60-70 miles south of Coldfoot.

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    I caught grayling in every peice of water that I fished in up there. Both clear and colored water had lots of fish. My largest was just north of the arctic circle at 21".
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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