I am a newbie on this site and have already really enjoyed reading the wealth of info out there. Although I have been to the Kenai area to fish Kings, Silvers and Reds a couple dozen times, last year was my first Trout trip. I am coming back 9/12/08 – 9/28/08. I did a trip last year with the great folks at Trout fitters and will be joining them again for a couple days this year. Although I will be fishing mostly for trout, I will be set up to do some steel head and silvers fishing depending on what you all recommend. I am staying in the Kenai/Soldotna area so Deep, Ninilichik & Anchor are within a short drive as well as the Upper Kenai. I have read Flies for Alaska and Flyfishing Alaska by Route as well as the Highway Angler by Pederson so I have some idea.
My understanding is Quartz creek closes on the 15th so I would like to start there. How is this stream at that time and where do I access it from?
Last year I did not fish the Russian but was hoping to fish it, any thoughts? Also are the silvers worth trying?
Any thoughts on the silvers and SH on other rivers/streams?
Sorry for being long winded but I am really excited to get back up there and feel the pull of a Alaska native as there is nothing else like it! Thanks in advance.