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Survived Alaska fishing
As I mentioned several weeks ago, I was doing some pre-retirement training by heading to Alaska to do some fishing with my eldest son and one of his fishing buddies. We flew to Dillingham and chartered a plane to drop off us and our gear, raft and food on a lake. We spent the next 8 days floating and fly fishing to the Bering. We had epic fishing. My son tied a huge variety of all the well know fly patterns for the trip. I think I used 2 patterns the whole trip. The 3 of us caught and released over 500 fish in 8 days. We caught a few spawning Sockeyes, a few jack Kings, many Arctic Char/Dolly Varden, a number of Arctic Grayling and at least 300 silver/coho salmon. Mostly had windy weather but we did have 48 hours of rain. Didn't see any bears, moose or caribou but saw plenty of sign especially bear tracks. We had perfect timing on a pulse of chrome silvers the day after or the day of their arrival from the sea, they fought hard and still had sea lice on them. It was spectacular. My arm is sore and my right hand still won't close into a fist since it spent so much time hanging onto the rod. Fo you fly fishermen, I did have a salmon snap a brand new Scott 7 wt saltwater rod. Here is a little eye candy. I think I am going to like this retirement job.
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