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    Default Klutina river reds

    So me and my father are heading out to klutina around June 11/weekend.

    I was just wondering on what the run times and limits are? I couldnt seem to find it on adgf website and kinda want some trip help.

    I have a 9' 7wt sage flypole and a decent sized lamiglass spinning rod. Would those be okay for reds? I was a bit worried about my sage because that darn this was so expencive.

    So thanks in advance guys! tight lines
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    Regs are right here, page 25 in the book:

    http://sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Static/St...yk/aykucus.pdf

    Three per day, three in possesion.

    Your 7 weight will land some, but you don't really need anything expensive as you are just doing the Klutina Flip. Should be good timing, I plan on heading that way during the same weekend.

    If you are wondering about technique, then check these out:

    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...471af29d7bf99f
    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...0f97aa554886ec

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    Default A bit early, but they're there

    June 11 seems a bit early for the Reds, but I haven't fished the Klutina much since the late '70's or early '80's when the Anchorage Times published an article one Sunday in the paper with the headline " Best kept secret in Alaska". The next weekend there were 100 people there, and it's been that way ever since. Used to fish Kings in there around mid-to-late June, so I'm sure the Reds are in there, too. Late June is better.

    A 7 Wt. fly rod is underpowered for that river, IMHO. The Klutina is very swift. It will all depend on where you pick to fish - in calmer spots you might get away with the 7 wt. I used to use an 8wt for the reds, and it was ok- but when I fished it you could cherry-pick your spots with virtually no one around. When it's crowded, I'd rather use a spinning rod-- the "chuck-n' duck" method of fly fishing that river is a bit tricky with people near you- if there's people around you you'll tangle up when letting your line drift below you for the forecast set up. It all depends on how much room they'll leave you.

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    Default Thanks guys!

    We went up there last june and caught some reds on the kenai flip method.

    Ill just go buy some cheap 9 wt then? another excuse for a new rod! haha

    When we went it was just about prime season and there wasnt really that much people there. And of course someone told my dad that you couldnt keep the kings there and he relesed a nice 35# buck

    I guess ill see you there cox Ill be that lil 14 year old native kid looking like a noob flippin
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post

    If you are wondering about technique, then check these out:

    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...471af29d7bf99f
    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...0f97aa554886ec

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    Those vids are awesome... Nice job!

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    Cox-
    love the video... thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    Regs are right here, page 25 in the book:

    http://sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Static/St...yk/aykucus.pdf

    Three per day, three in possesion.

    Your 7 weight will land some, but you don't really need anything expensive as you are just doing the Klutina Flip. Should be good timing, I plan on heading that way during the same weekend.

    If you are wondering about technique, then check these out:

    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...471af29d7bf99f
    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...0f97aa554886ec

    Fish On!

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    Haha i love jedi hes awsome! And forshure going up the weekend of the 11 going to be a fun trip
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    I love Klutina I try to fish it a couple of times a year, a 7 wt might pass but the river moves real fast, I normally use an 8wt early in the season(june) then a 9 wt later in case I hook into a king, as for timing ck out the copper river run chart on the outdoor journal site, what you want to look for is daily counts approx 2-3 weeks earlier than the date you want to go and that will give you a decent idea of what to expect, if your planning on going june 11 thats approx 3 weeks from now so I would pay attention to the copper counts for the next few days the first few counts have been around 5000 daily but remember all those fish will not be headed to Klutina they will spread out amongst the drainage, from past exp the best fishin I have had at Klutina has been when copper counts were from 10000 or higher. Good Luck

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    Thanks ill try to convince the pops to buy me a 10wt
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    Nice video, guys.

    Makes me want to hit the road north.

    Right now.

    Gaaah.

    I hate pre-season.

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    Hey, where do you fish the Klutina, anyway? Can you just fish right there by the highway, or do you have to hike or boat to a spot? Never done it before....it's some intimidating looking current, though.

    Is it pretty much find a seam and flip like the Kenai or do you have to be in that one perfect spot?

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    obviously that one perffect spot you know like the back of your hand, that channels fish into a small area time and time again is going to produce better for you then just chucking and praying. We've caught them up and down, dont have to hike far at all....if you want kings, that's a different game....it doesnt open till july 1 and you're better off hitting one of the holes up river if you can get to them. The nice thing about the klutina...no one's dumb enough to get to far out...which means fish are CLOSE to the banks. Unlike the kenai russian, there's always one or two knuckleheads who have to be out just a LITTLE bit farther then you and they're ALWAYs down river of ya LOL!

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    Walk down stream from second bridge next to grove's camp ground on hiking trail about 10 min walk, you will see good fishing holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    Regs are right here, page 25 in the book:

    http://sf.adfg.state.ak.us/Static/St...yk/aykucus.pdf

    Three per day, three in possesion.

    Your 7 weight will land some, but you don't really need anything expensive as you are just doing the Klutina Flip. Should be good timing, I plan on heading that way during the same weekend.

    If you are wondering about technique, then check these out:

    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...471af29d7bf99f
    http://www.trophy-clips.com/view_vid...0f97aa554886ec

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