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    Default kodiak dollies

    Would a six weight or four weight be most appropriate for the dollies on kodiak?

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    4 gets my vote

    but why not take both?

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    Definately a 5 wt
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    4 wt worked fine for me when I was there a couple years back. The only problem I had with it was when I was targeting some dollies behind a group of pinks, I inadvertently hooked a decent-sized pink in the back when I picked up my line to make the next cast... That thing had it's way with me and my little 4 wt.

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    Thanks all - I may take both....

    And yes, if I have any questions while on the water...I'll add the two together and then divide by two.

    I'm now 11 days away from standing once again in Alaska water. Not that I'm getting anxious.........

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    FWIW - I'll be in ADQ somewhere around the 14th or so as well. I used a friends 6 weight two years ago, and had a great time with dollies in the Buskin. Last year, I brought my 4 weight, and as mentioned, dealing with the occasional snagged pink was a pain in the rear. I purchased a Sage 4 piece 5 weight on Wednesday (it was on sale.... ) thinking it would be perfect. Wife broke the tip yesterday evening through negligence. I am not amused, as Sage will not be able to get me a replacement tip by 9/9, the day I leave for ANC. Looks like I'll be bringing up my old two piece 6 weight. I just love dealing with a 4.5 foot long rod tube a carryon...

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    Thanks to the wife!!!! Why did you ever let her play with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Thornley View Post
    Wife broke the tip yesterday evening through negligence.
    That is particularly painful to read. Sorry dude...sorry to hear that.

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    The dollies on Kodiak by and large aren't real big and neither is the water so a 4 wt ( minus pink snagging issues) would be a lot of fun. Don't forget to try maggot flies when you are there, they were a real surprise when I was fishing the American...with flesh and eggs everywhere, it seemed to offer them something different (had a buddy using little clousers that did well also). It even surprised the guy who took me fishing, who is a rabid flyfishing Kodiak native.

    And as far as the wifey breaking the prized rod, that's why I got my girlfriend a decent echo, that way my babies are in my hands. I break rods too, but it's easier on the relationship if we break our own.

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    Thanks Catch it - good idea on the maggot flies, I'll fly a few up for the trip.

    Danattherock suggestion of the 5 weight has, in some mystical way, led to an offer to get a incredible deal on a 5 weight. Since I have a four and six weight that I love to fish with, I really do not need this new rod in any specific way...but may be not be able to turn down this deal. I am happy, however, that at least for today that my biggest problem is whether or not I have to purchase a new fly rod

    Now, of course, I have to figure out how to explain this purchase to my wife. Wish me luck!

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    Buying a new fly rod? I can think of worse things

    However, I suspect a 4 or 6 wt would be fine on the dollies you are after. If I had a 4 and 6 wt, I would be shopping for an 8 wt. Depends on what kind of fishing you do of course.

    Have a great trip man and post some pictures upon your return if you find time.



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    If you can keep it away from the pinks, I imagine a 4 would be a lot more enjoyable
    Thank God for people who don't fish!! Not much would get done without them =)

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    Just buy the 5wt and do like most of us already do, DON"T TELL HER!!. Wife never looks at the CC statements and I pay the bills, could not be easier.

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    laughing out load now...

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    3 weight or 2 weight for me...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    2 wt? Cool.

    5' telescoping?

    Size 20 or 24 hooks?

    You like 15x or 20x tippet?





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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    3 weight or 2 weight for me...
    Agreed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Thornley View Post
    FWIW - I just love dealing with a 4.5 foot long rod tube a carryon...

    Scott
    Depending on your airline, it's no big deal. I carry a couple of two piece rod tubes and never had a problem on Alaska Airlines.

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    what a great picture dan
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