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    Default Upper Chena Grayling

    Gonna spend a few hours on my home water tonight. Will probably fish mile 49-51. If you see a black Harley Davidson F-250 give me a shout.

    Report/pics to follow.

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    You should do very well up there. I've went several times this summer, and the Grays were on fire. They were stacked in one tributary, just upstream of where it dumped into the Upper Chena. They weren't picky either. Small bead heads, dries, small woollies; it didn't matter. Couple of radio tagged fish as well.

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    Default Still fish up there

    Got caught up in that construction at Mile 44 but finally made it to Angel Creek. Went downstream first, worked several holes until the river met with the Angel Rocks Trail, then went back to Angel Creek and worked upstream. Fish were very aggressive...had a blast watching them fin into the current and nail the fly. Black bead head nymph the whole time. 26 fish brought to hand...a couple pics of some decent ones. Tough to get a good photo when you're by yourself!
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    Nice fish!

    Looks like a Pflueger Trion reel on a TFO rod....am I correct?

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    Default The Sith knows...

    You are correct!

    Didn't notice it before but the one pic I selected shows the well-used bead head still in the fish's mouth. That fly ended up getting totally thrashed, but going thru flies because of multiple hook-ups is something I'm willing to put up with...

    I'll be hitting up the South Fork some time in July...now THAT is some pristine grayling water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AF EOD View Post
    I'll be hitting up the South Fork some time in July...now THAT is some pristine grayling water!
    Lemme know if you want a ride along or a partner.

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    Default Will do...

    It's a 4-wheeler insert from the bombing range/Wainwright behind Eielson. I've only seen one other set of footprints/canoe drag on one trip out of all the years I've fished back there. Totally untouched! (almost...)

    My speculation...I think it was Tradbow!

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