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    Default What are your top three?

    I recently read the review on "Fifty Places to Fish before You Die". So I'm trying to save 30 bucks and there is not enough time or cash to get to the 50 listed in the book. Anyone want to share your top three favorites?
    Mine Are:
    Kenia for Bows - dream trip for me and the 40 year wait was worth every minute.
    Yellowstone for Browns - Lower 48 version of combat fishing, salmon fly hatch
    Western Backcountry Cutthroats - backpacking trips are the bomb for me.

    Sorry I'm from Iowa and only get about 3 trips a year but always looking for the next one

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    Alaska
    New Zealand
    Patagonia
    (Florida Keys - Bone Fish, Tarpon, Permit)

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    Places to fish before I die

    -Kamchatka Steelhead
    -Kola Pennisula Salmon
    -Belize Grand Slam
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default Alaskan top three

    King Salmon Area
    Russia
    Char and grayling outside of Kotz

    I have got to do the the Alaska fishing now just waiting on Russia.

    But there is so much great fishing up here at home it is hard to leave, when the leaves are on the trees. ONEDAY

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    Hmm well...

    Alaska fishing....going to do that this August...FINALLY!!!! So I'll now take that off the top 3 and go with....

    Belize

    Scotland (I hear fly fishing there is unreal)

    S. America inland for those giant peacock bass on the fly!

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    Default I would Say....

    Katchatka Steelhead
    Mongolia Taimen
    Patagonia

    I know there is a top three limit, but I would also say Bristol Bay Rainbows/Char as an alternate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by growden1 View Post
    Katchatka Steelhead
    Mongolia Taimen
    Patagonia

    Crap I forgot about taimen, cross out Belize...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Bigfisherman, I can't imagine being there. Here in Iowa the big three are: Bullhead, Carp and Gar

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    Wood Tikchik in south west Alaska
    South Pacific (Northern Mariana Islands) in the salt.
    South America peacock bass.
    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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    Seychelle Islands
    Bristol Bay Rainbows
    Mongolia Taimen
    www.akfishology.com

    fishing isn't about life or death... it's more important than that.

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    Default YES!

    Do I have to limit it to three!!!!!!

    Lac Beauchene Qeubec - Brook Trout, Small Mouth, Walleye, Pike, Lake Trout.

    Patagonia / Chile - Sea run Brown Trout

    Honduras & Island of Roatan Honduras - Large Mouth Bass lake Yojoa, Bones, Permit and Tarpon off the island

    Ok so I have already fished two of three but I have to go again prior to passing on to the big water in the sky or in my case maybe a little something warmer according to some.


    :-)

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    Costa Rica--Billfish on the fly
    Patagonia--Browns
    Belize--Tarpon and Permit!!!


    I am finally making plans to Xmas island for Giant Trevally this Dec/Jan, so that ones off the list.

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    Default I might be easy to please.

    Bristol Bay Rainbows on mice

    North Eastern Quebec - Giant Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon

    Mexico/ Yucatan - Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and Snook. (I've already been here and will be doing it again in two weeks but it's still on my list)

    Patagonia/ Chile - Sea-run Browns


    Is that four? Sorry, my degree is in English so I can't count

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    Default Can I change my mind?

    I will have to delay the trip to King Salmon until next year. I want to try for thr big black bass and peacock bass. This year!



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    Default great question...

    I would say the Chuitna for Kings, and Diego Garica for bones (for 1 & 2).

    Of course, I'll probably never get the chance to fish them again...does anyone know how the Chuitna has been fishing as of late?

    I elect to keep #3 open, since I hope I haven't crossed the 2/3s mark of my life, quite yet.

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