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    went and did some fishing on friday and got my first rainbow on a fly rod! on the kenai that is. i'm not sure how you guys do it, but after i let that fish go, my hands were about to freeze off. it was quite a confidence booster after getting skunked the last 3 trips. but after that, i fished a little longer and my rod froze, didn't realize it until it was too late. i got caught up on a rock and tugged a little and it snapped in half. bummer. its a martin rod, so i'm not sure if they are high quality or anything like that. is it fixable?
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    Nice work, congrats. Not sure about the rod though.

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    Nice fish man.


    As for the rod, contact Martin.

    From their website...

    Q: Can I get parts for my fishing rod?

    A: Due to the numerous styles and applications, Martin does not carry replacement parts for fishing rods. Please contact our Customer Service department for more details on our Rod Exchange program.

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    http://www.martinfishing.com/cust_service.html


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    nicely done! good looking fish.
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    nice,
    now your hooked. did you catch him on a flesh fly?? hard to tell from the pic.

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    How do we do it? Fish for a while, hands in pockets for while. I wear gloves but it still freezes the heck out of my hands. Go with a friend and take turns fishing.

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    sorry about the rod,
    at least you landed a nice size bow!

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    Nice fish, I'd guess the rod is a loss. Consider it a sacrifice to the fishing powers that be.

    Since the parks streams are more likely to be ice fished than fly fished right now I may have to make a run to the "flippin kenai" one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_rn View Post
    Since the parks streams are more likely to be ice fished than fly fished right now I may have to make a run to the "flippin kenai" one of these days.
    I feel your pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt26 View Post
    nice,
    now your hooked. did you catch him on a flesh fly?? hard to tell from the pic.
    yeah i used a pure white flesh fly.

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    nice job leaving the fish in the water for the pic! I'm sure he appreciates it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitroshrew View Post
    nice job leaving the fish in the water for the pic! I'm sure he appreciates it.
    after what almost happened on here with my other picture i posted i made sure to leave the fish in the water to avoid some uprising

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    anyone been out lately?

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    Going down Tuesday with some friends. I'll post a report. Hopefully it warms up a little.
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    Well it was 4 degrees when we got there this morning and didn't warm up that much through out the day. Almost right away my buddy got a dandy, 20-22" I'd say. Shortly after I caught one, 16". Fish were biting decent for winter. We ended up gettng 5 nice bows between 3 of us that went anywhere from 16-23" and a few unwanted silvers. Might head back down later this week.
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    nice looking fish, can't wait to get out again

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    nice fish, just an idea to help keep you warm on days like that, take a step ladder with you and stand on it out of the water, you can fish a lot longer and stay warmer! By the way I heard it was supposed to warm up by the weekend.

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