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#16 Poopdeck

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:05 PM

If it's a white flakey non fishy tasting fish I'm going to grayling to my retirement fishing list. I've heard of them before but I've never seen one. They are a different looking fish with that big fin.

Yep, it's all that. I'd be happy to help you find some if you ever get up to Fairbanks.
Me and the wife have started exploring America. Alaska is definitely on the list. One day.

On another note, working on my boat is one of my many pleasures. Just changed out the spark plugs and shimmed out the impeller in preparation for a quick smallmouth trip tomorrow. Been having a rough year though and the water is super low and crystal clear right now. Weather will be just right though.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:06 PM

 

 

If it's a white flakey non fishy tasting fish I'm going to grayling to my retirement fishing list. I've heard of them before but I've never seen one. They are a different looking fish with that big fin.

Yep, it's all that. I'd be happy to help you find some if you ever get up to Fairbanks.
Me and the wife have started exploring America. Alaska is definitely on the list. One day.

On another note, working on my boat is one of my many pleasures. Just changed out the spark plugs and shimmed out the impeller in preparation for a quick smallmouth trip tomorrow. Been having a rough year though and the water is super low and crystal clear right now. Weather will be just right though.

 

Let me know when your plans firm up a little.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 05:34 AM

Don't wait too long, Poopdeck.  Wife and I have been to all 50 States.  

It's definitely a conversation starter!

If the subject comes up, and I tell my students that fact, it's an immediate response of "wow"! 

(Or the younger generation's equivalent)

 

Alaska was a two week trip, and we didn't have enough time.  But it was beautiful in July ... and really weird to never have "night".


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:48 AM

Don't wait too long, Poopdeck.  Wife and I have been to all 50 States.  
It's definitely a conversation starter!
If the subject comes up, and I tell my students that fact, it's an immediate response of "wow"! 
(Or the younger generation's equivalent)
 
Alaska was a two week trip, and we didn't have enough time.  But it was beautiful in July ... and really weird to never have "night".


I just have Alaska and Hawaii left, I would kind of prefer to do ak with a friend instead of my wife, so Hawaii will be easier to convince her to approve of.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:15 PM

 

Don't wait too long, Poopdeck.  Wife and I have been to all 50 States.  
It's definitely a conversation starter!
If the subject comes up, and I tell my students that fact, it's an immediate response of "wow"! 
(Or the younger generation's equivalent)
 
Alaska was a two week trip, and we didn't have enough time.  But it was beautiful in July ... and really weird to never have "night".


I just have Alaska and Hawaii left, I would kind of prefer to do ak with a friend instead of my wife, so Hawaii will be easier to convince her to approve of.

 

If you get up here, come by the shop, we'll talk knives, and fishin'.



#21 mikechell

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:58 PM

I didn't fish Alaska.  Didn't miss it, either, as Wife and I had a fantastic time seeing as much as we could fit in.


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#22 Mark Knapp

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:39 PM

I didn't fish Alaska.  Didn't miss it, either, as Wife and I had a fantastic time seeing as much as we could fit in.

If you ever come up again and want to fish, let me know.



#23 mikechell

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:23 PM

Absolutely, Mark.  I don't know that it will happen, but I'd like to try.  


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#24 Poopdeck

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:27 PM

Don't wait too long, Poopdeck.  Wife and I have been to all 50 States.  
It's definitely a conversation starter!
If the subject comes up, and I tell my students that fact, it's an immediate response of "wow"! 
(Or the younger generation's equivalent)
 
Alaska was a two week trip, and we didn't have enough time.  But it was beautiful in July ... and really weird to never have "night".


I just have Alaska and Hawaii left, I would kind of prefer to do ak with a friend instead of my wife, so Hawaii will be easier to convince her to approve of.

I have been To Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, England, Mexico, a few Caribbean islands, Hawaii and a few other places in the good ole USA. Hawaii stands head and shoulders above them all. There isn't even a close second to Hawaii. I went with my wife. I would take my best friend to Hawaii and my wife to Alaska. I'm guessing Alaska would be a close second but who knows maybe it will take over the number one spot.

In a few more years my plan is a 5th wheel RV and a couple months in Alaska followed by winter in Florida or possibly Phoenix. Florida is just to oppressive humidity wise.

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:42 PM

Weather's nice during the Winter.  Even the humidity levels are more "Northerner Friendly" during the "cold" months.  But I know several people who prefer Arizona to Florida for Snowbirding.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:09 AM

Don't wait too long, Poopdeck.  Wife and I have been to all 50 States.  
It's definitely a conversation starter!
If the subject comes up, and I tell my students that fact, it's an immediate response of "wow"! 
(Or the younger generation's equivalent)
 
Alaska was a two week trip, and we didn't have enough time.  But it was beautiful in July ... and really weird to never have "night".

I just have Alaska and Hawaii left, I would kind of prefer to do ak with a friend instead of my wife, so Hawaii will be easier to convince her to approve of.
I have been To Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, England, Mexico, a few Caribbean islands, Hawaii and a few other places in the good ole USA. Hawaii stands head and shoulders above them all. There isn't even a close second to Hawaii. I went with my wife. I would take my best friend to Hawaii and my wife to Alaska. I'm guessing Alaska would be a close second but who knows maybe it will take over the number one spot.

In a few more years my plan is a 5th wheel RV and a couple months in Alaska followed by winter in Florida or possibly Phoenix. Florida is just to oppressive humidity wise.

Yea the humidity is a killer even when I was living in tn Florida humidity still sucked, I feel like I need gills to breath properly there.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:12 AM


 

Don't wait too long, Poopdeck.  Wife and I have been to all 50 States.  
It's definitely a conversation starter!
If the subject comes up, and I tell my students that fact, it's an immediate response of "wow"! 
(Or the younger generation's equivalent)
 
Alaska was a two week trip, and we didn't have enough time.  But it was beautiful in July ... and really weird to never have "night".

I just have Alaska and Hawaii left, I would kind of prefer to do ak with a friend instead of my wife, so Hawaii will be easier to convince her to approve of.
 
If you get up here, come by the shop, we'll talk knives, and fishin'.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:05 PM

 

 

Don't wait too long, Poopdeck.  Wife and I have been to all 50 States.  
It's definitely a conversation starter!
If the subject comes up, and I tell my students that fact, it's an immediate response of "wow"! 
(Or the younger generation's equivalent)
 
Alaska was a two week trip, and we didn't have enough time.  But it was beautiful in July ... and really weird to never have "night".


I just have Alaska and Hawaii left, I would kind of prefer to do ak with a friend instead of my wife, so Hawaii will be easier to convince her to approve of.

I have been To Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, England, Mexico, a few Caribbean islands, Hawaii and a few other places in the good ole USA. Hawaii stands head and shoulders above them all. There isn't even a close second to Hawaii. I went with my wife. I would take my best friend to Hawaii and my wife to Alaska. I'm guessing Alaska would be a close second but who knows maybe it will take over the number one spot.

In a few more years my plan is a 5th wheel RV and a couple months in Alaska followed by winter in Florida or possibly Phoenix. Florida is just to oppressive humidity wise.

 

Great plan.



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:02 PM

What flies/lures where you useing? I love useing adams, ants, and hoochies.



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:20 PM

What flies/lures where you useing? I love useing adams, ants, and hoochies.

I mentioned most of them in the original post. Light Cahills, Adams, Parachute Royal Coachmans, Humpies, Soft hackles, P.T.N. (Pheasant Tail Nymphs) and G.R.H.E. (Gold Ribbed Hairs Ear)