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    I caught a head of cabbage once. A few weeks...

    I caught a head of cabbage once.
    A few weeks ago, me and some buddies from work were fishing on a creek in Alaska. I was using a pink wooly bugger I had tied during our lunch break. I had broken...
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    Diane: yes. I just did a search on the other...

    Diane:
    yes. I just did a search on the other website, and found the answer.
    Thanks,
    Ben
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    Antique reels

    Could anyone point me to information on how to clean rust from antique reels without degrading their value? I have some reels with some surface rust, no pitting, that I need to restore. I don't...
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    How's this look? I love this fly. ...

    How's this look? I love this fly.
    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a173/bstacy1974/KratSpec.jpg
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    Fairbanks, going on three years now.

    Fairbanks, going on three years now.
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    My first outfit was a Shakespeare combo that came...

    My first outfit was a Shakespeare combo that came in a shrink wrap package. Rod, reel and line included. The rod was fiberglass, the reel was plastic, real plastic, and the line was, well, I don't...
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    Ordered my Razor Foam about 5 min. ago. Can't...

    Ordered my Razor Foam about 5 min. ago. Can't wait! I think this will be an excellent fly for grayling here in Fairbanks. Thanks for sharing it David.

    Ben
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    Fish slime, plasic fly boxes, waders after 6...

    Fish slime, plasic fly boxes, waders after 6 months of storage.
    Ahhhh!! Great stuff!
  9. Thread: Stimulators

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    Just one tip on tying the Stimulator. Don't try...

    Just one tip on tying the Stimulator. Don't try to tie in the wing in one large clump. Use two smaller stacks of hair. I think it creates a fuller wing that floats much better.
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    I like this topic. Some very interesting jobs...

    I like this topic. Some very interesting jobs out there.
    I'm a Drinking Water Treatment Plant operator for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Moved to Alaska in '03 because the wife's family lives...
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    Mike: I just built a 9' 8wt on a Dan Craft blank...

    Mike:
    I just built a 9' 8wt on a Dan Craft blank for my father-in-law, and I'm starting on another for myself. I used the single foot ceramic insert guides. They really look nice on the rod. I...
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    I saw your pics this morning on another board. ...

    I saw your pics this morning on another board. They are really great. I was glad to see these guys fat and happy.

    Ben
    Fairbanks
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    Russian River Bear Cubs

    Back in July, I began posting information on the killing of a Sow Brown bear in the Russian/Kenai River area. Last I heard, out of the three cubs she had, two are still in the area. Its been a big...
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    By your request Mr. Castwell. UPDATE: The man...

    By your request Mr. Castwell.

    UPDATE:
    The man charged with shooting a brown bear sow with three cubs on the Russian river entered a plea of NOT GUILT. Here's the full update from the Anchorage...
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    Shooter of Russian River Bear Caught

    The person responsible for the shooting of the sow brown bear at the Russian River has been charged. The cubs are doing fine for now, but have been a little mischievous.
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  16. Seems we are starting the blame game. The...

    Seems we are starting the blame game. The lastest article blames the fishery and the way its managed for the death of the bear. The point may be valid, but policy, any policy is easy to establish,...
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    Some new information surfaced today, but not enough to pinpoint a suspect.
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  18. Jeff: There's lots of stories floating around,...

    Jeff:
    There's lots of stories floating around, but most of them say it wasn't self defense. I'll keep notices posted as new information becomes available, if that's okay with the webmaster.
    Ben
  19. Brown Bear Left for Dead Russian River, AK

    Breaking news here in Alaska. A brown bear with three 200lb 2-year old cubs was shot and left for dead on the Russian River.
    Follow the link for the story reported by the Anchorage Daily.
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  20. Although its not fly fishing related, my current...

    Although its not fly fishing related, my current "nemesis" is the Kenai river. I've lived in Alaska since 2003 and fished the Kenai two summers in a row for Kings. The summer of 2004, hooked a...
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    Grew up in E.KY and went to college at EKU. I...

    Grew up in E.KY and went to college at EKU. I didn't start buying chinelle until I moved to Alaska. Just go to your local dept store's craft section and buy one of those huge rolls of yarn. You...
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    Betty: I built a 9' 4wt on a Forecast blank over...

    Betty:
    I built a 9' 4wt on a Forecast blank over the winter. I love the rod. The action is nice and soft and it casts just beautifully. I use it for grayling here in Fairbanks. I paid $16 for my...
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    Follow this link and ask the same question. ...

    Follow this link and ask the same question.
    [url=http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/akforum/akfishing/index.htm:8abd1]http://www.outdoorsdirectory.com/akforum/akfishing/index.htm[/url:8abd1]
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    I've watched and have been a fan of Coach Knight...

    I've watched and have been a fan of Coach Knight for years. Regarless of what you think of the guy, he's a great basketball coach and, as I've also heard, a great fly fisherman. It's just a thrill...
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    While I was in college, I found the WW Grigg...

    While I was in college, I found the WW Grigg website and thought I would try one of their rods. I placed my order with the online retailer they were using at the time, but never recieved my rod. My...
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