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    Default Talachulitna july

    hi.
    We are 4 danish people who are planing a trip to talachulitna.
    We would be ready on Judd lake 9th july, and then fish to the kings stop.
    But how big is the chance for we will catch some kings ?

    And is it possible to rent a gun in Anchorage for the trip, just to be "save" frome the bears. In my country i have hunting licens, so is that possible?

    Finally, how big is the chance to that the water is so low that we can be picked up by the midpoint, or eventually take the float down hells gate? We dont have any experience with floating on whitewater.

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    I'm not aware of any places that rent firearms, probably a big liability to do so.

    Water levels can change drastically on the Tal. If you are not experienced with whitewater I would advise looking at other options.

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    Default Gun rental...

    I think you would be better off just buying bear spray. That way you dont have to try to rent one (if anyone even does that). I personally have never had to use bear spray or a gun on bears while fishing or hunting. But if you research it a bit you will see that bear spray is usually more effective on bears than guns. Just a few thoughts for you; Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berm View Post
    I'm not aware of any places that rent firearms, probably a big liability to do so.

    Water levels can change drastically on the Tal. If you are not experienced with whitewater I would advise looking at other options.
    Alright.
    But frome Judd lake to the middpoint is a easy way to raft i heard?
    Some other people says that if the river is low, it is easy to get the boat down hells gate and raft throw flippers?

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    July is too late, you want the middle of June
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    July is too late, you want the middle of June
    But is'nt there many kings up in the river in the first two weeks of july?

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    yea but they are nasty and tight lipped when I worked at the Talview we stopped catching nice kings about June 20
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    yea but they are nasty and tight lipped when I worked at the Talview we stopped catching nice kings about June 20
    Alright, so there are many kings, but they are difficult to catch because they have been in the river for long time ?
    or can you easy catch them, but then realese them again because they are a little ugly or what

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    well the kings will be spawning, you can catch them but its not very sporting. I'd reccomend against keeping any fish until the last day if you are floating because there are a gazillion bears in the area, and the possession limit is one fish anyway.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I suggest you go to www.dukeoutdoors.com and buy their DVD on floating the Tal
    very very informative.

    or you can buy the DVD from this website. It is at the top of the page.

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