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    Default Suffering Through Kodiak, Again

    Just getting on the internet briefly, still in Kodiak fishing and having a terrible time with fish far too numerous to count and far too heavy to carry! Hope none of you are being so sorely taxed and your muscles do not ache like every last piece of organic matter being held together by this old hide!
    best to all
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    What a problem to have hap........without pictures, there is no proof of this..........hardship?

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    Good for you Art.hope you have many days of such suffering .

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    Sounds like subliminal marketing, and very good at that. Wish I had the coins to make the trip and pay you to take me fishing.
    Want to hear God laugh? Tell him Your plans!!!

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    What kind of fish?
    Photos?

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    Last night we fished in heavy rain for several hours with three different 4wts. Nice wide stream and we got to spend the entire time in just one hole. There were legal king salmon in the hole but we just harassed the Dollies. I just got a TFO 10' for just this place and to match a particular old G Loomis Metolius a friend owns. I had gone through several Sages, a T&T, and a bunch more before trying this one... It is EXACTLY what I was looking for.

    The dollies were as small as 10" and the best were well past 24". There were far more takes than casts as we were swinging a wet fly, the Kodiak Sea Louse I posted a SBS on a couple years ago. It is hard to keep the line tight and the takes are usually quick and over. Once it is figured out it works ridiculously well though. A friend from LA, CA, was having his first truly incredible experience as a fly fisherman and could not believe the fishing.

    A 2' dolly on a 4wt is not exactly nothing... and they fight extremely well just a half-mile or so from saltwater. We are going back today and the rain has stopped for now so pictures will be possible.

    I have also caught king, red, pink, and chum salmon on flies this trip. There have been a few rainbows and in salt; halibut, lingcod, cod, and at least a half-dozen species of rockfish. We dropped several hundred pounds of fillets at the fish processor for vacuum packing and freezing.

    Pictures have to wait until I get home as the WIfi is spotty here.

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    Envy you this annual trip. Have to pick you brain one day to see how feasible a Kodiak DIY would be. Best of luck, Hap.

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    Really sounds like you are having a great time, can't wait to see the pictures.

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    I can't take credit for this quote but a sage gillie once uttered " no photos lad, no fish".. ( it was, of course, a "modern" gillie) .Actually the "proper" quote was :Sport to gillie " no fish, no Glendronach. Gillie to sport " no Glendronach, no fish". Legend has it gillie won that standoff.
    That a bit off topic but, hap, I too would love to "see" those vast quantities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatfly View Post
    Envy you this annual trip. Have to pick you brain one day to see how feasible a Kodiak DIY would be. Best of luck, Hap.
    DIY on Kodiak is very doable with a very high probability of great success. The AK Fly Fishers used to do an annual trip and many from outside made the trip with us. They get the advantage of local knowledge on the water and usually we make arrangements for cheaper housing. Usually I would have 6 people staying on my boat for these trips and it works/ed very well.

    It was dead quiet until just seconds ago when the sky opened up and just dumped on us. It was good to be back on the boat.

    Back on topic... many military retirees take advantage of the cheap billeting and food on the Coast Guard base. I know several that travel together with just a single military individual.

    PM a number and time when you want to talk about options.
    art

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