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About ihang10

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  • Birthday 10/01/1971

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  1. I use a Davy knot for most tippet-fly connections. My 20lb line doesnt like a Davy so I use an improved clinch on heavy lines. Doesnt need to be any more complicated than that for me.
  2. I was there in June with little success and would love to have another go at it. Water was really high then, I figure it had to come back down now.
  3. So, since I have imgur figured out, and head to Alaska again in a few weeks, here's a photo journey from last year. I'll post this year's when we return. Take off: PC-12, my favorite aircraft in the world to travel in. Pilot is gonna land on that postage stamp. No caption needed. First fish of the trip. Took me into my backing in seconds, and my reel handle promptly fell off of a brand-new reel. Hand to hand-line this one in, took the better part of a half-hour to bring it to net. Sternly worded emails and voicemails exchanged with the manufacturer. This is why you have backups.... Locals visiting. Limit before lunch time. Dinner: Hareballs and intruders in just about any color worked well We hit what was our pound limit on day 2.5, so went exploring for dolly's and whatever else. Mission Accomplished. Landing in Ketchikan
  4. Water temps on the surface, in the first week of June were 45-47. I would expect it doesn't get much warmer because of the river system it is. The current running through that system is incredibly impressive. After going the whole guide route, and seeing how things work, I thought I would do it next time on my own, but then there is navigating that boat through some hairy falls (Virgin Falls on Nipigon, and the narrows on Frasier). No thanks. On the lower sections we only saw one other guide boat. Oddly, I've been further West in Ontario, and those granite lakes warm up right proper in late July.
  5. From where you live, it would be an easy trip to do. Third picture, 7wt, green rod, black reel in the background; you built that for me 3-4 years ago. It was serving me well on this trip until I tore up my full-sink line and had to switch to my 8wt.
  6. I think the blue provides the best contrast of those three colors. Tan would be my second choice.
  7. Finally got on my computer: Here's the derby winner: Didn't need anything but these two flies:
  8. Last year when I went to Alaska, I tied up dozens of Dolly Llamas, and given the time and effort to tie them vs success rates, this year Im taking more intruders, hareballs and clousers. Everything worked equally as well, but the time to tie a dolly llama vs a popsicle, intruder or similar fly, IMO, it is not worth the time. YMMV The first salmon I ever caught was on a dolly llama, so theres a certain sentimental value and I keep a few in my salmon box, but Im moving on from them.
  9. The mobile app doesnt give me the bb post option.
  10. Last tick that bit me I caught early, but it itched for days/weeks afterwards.
  11. I have no idea how to link pictures from imgur. Ive tried to before with no success.
  12. I can deal with the snakes, but I hate ticks. As if Lymes disease wasnt enough, now the lone star tick transmits some protein thatll make you allergic to red meat. That would be horrible.
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