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Thanks Kiddo.   Facing disappointment on my trip.   Chinooks/Kings outa season.   Coho/Silvers big question Mark??? Maybe some Chums and Pinks.   Sockeye are later on.   Now Dollys aren’t around but Grayling. RAINBOWS!   Maybe better bring some big salty stuff and some wire for some Pike in the lakes.  Hope the jet boat trip and float trip on the Willow will work out better than it appears ☹️   Denali tourist here I come...☹️

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Guy said there was a pink dry fly that was killer for Grayling.  Missed the name.  Did search and decided on my version.  Found some real short deer hair on base of a bucktail and after a chennile body decided on wraps of foam strip, deer hair wing/tail.   Oughta float well down below film some and skate it along and maybe not be pushed away as the lil mouths strike.👍   The one I found had CDC wing and a pink dubbed body w/white hackle, no tail....Snip off my tails...

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cohos like everything you tie. chinkooks are challenging on the fly rod. coho are easier to catch

 

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Max and Taylor, on our trip, couldn’t get a rental vehicle in Anchorage.   All booked up for July!!!😳.   But there are individuals that rent “Yuya” , I guess.  Kinda like Uber....New to me....

 

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Couple of big # 10 Humpies!  One off the chart😳

 

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Black Humpy....

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Found a lil fur strip to try a MiniHankyMouse one with trailer hook one smaller w/o...

 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, denduke said:

Matukas

Those look great.  

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Got my zippered boots from Scotland today they are made in France.   My Bday from DD.   Couldn’t find anywhere; no problem 🤗

 

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Did some mini spins....converted a shrimp Gurgler to a rat...or lizard....top water spinner.

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Been enjoying some unorthodox dries/skaters maybe...foam wrapped bodies, wings and deer hair tails and some under the hackle wraps.   Should float well till get mangled....



Added some foam extended bodies w/mono core and took the easy way out with the flank feathers for wings...

 


Added some pink and purple bodied GriffithsGnats

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Changed out some smaller spinner trebles with dressed singles.   Was able to open the eye on the 3407 #2 hooks to avoid the split ring.  Got the non fly box done.  Might make a lil pike box...

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Not sure how these are gonna track..   Looks like the way they did the body on the original ShimmyFrog I think, just can’t see it in the pic.   Inserted eye in foam after dressing and tied the foam down in the back.  I poked some holes in the front of this Cdad  with bodkin and inserted lil pieces of lead to make it neutral and wobble.👍

Will work on bigmouths down here in Dixie and maybe get mangled by some pike in the FarNorth.  Got me some wire/lil cable stuff that ties like line😳..Maybe some mono weedguards.

Ran across hunting ducklings.  Larry Tullis Wiggle bugs.   They wiggle!

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Kinda tough trying to wind the foam on the mono already tied to hook.  Lots easier on a needle.   

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