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Old 03-04-2011, 12:55 PM
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Thats awesome thanks for posting!! God this looks like fun!
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Hello Sir,
I found this link but for some reason I cannot open your video. I need all the help I can get. any info would help.
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I found this link but for some reason I cannot open your video. I need all the help I can get. any info would help.
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For some reason I can't open it either.

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They have either taken the video down or moved it, let me do some searching to see if I can find it.

Edit: I couldn't find the video that Blood Knot magazine did back in March 2011, I searched their facebook page and that didn't turn up anything either. However, on the link below if you scroll to the bottom there is a phone number and email link that you could ask about flag stops on the Alaskan Railroad.
http://www.alaskarailroad.com/travel...7/Default.aspx

Here is an article that talks a little about the flag stops on the Hurricane Turn Flag Stop Train

http://backcountrysafaris.com/alaska...turn-train.php

Riding the Alaskan Railroad and getting off at some stream you see while passing by is a real adventure for sure, but realize that you will be in a remote location and have to be totally self sufficient. Most likely there will be no cell service to call in case of an emergency. Your trip could be an experience of a lifetime, but then it could also be a total disaster. It is expensive just to travel to Alaska, if I was going up there for fly fishing I would line up a trip with Ard (aka Hardyreels), he has fished those rivers for over a dozen years, has the boats and other gear to get you out into the remote reaches where your not likely going to see another sole and he knows when the salmon run and where. When the rains hit and the rivers flow high and dirty, he has backup plans to help make your trip a success. His rates are very reasonable and he will bust his rear to make sure you have the fishing trip of a lifetime. If your still not convinced, just ask those members here that have fished with Ard. If I had the money that's where I would go.
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I've been to Alaska twice on do-it-yourself hunts. I've never been anywhere where people were more accommodating, helpful, and happy to see you than small towns in Alaska.
Everybody always told me "You have to go to Alaska at least once in your life."
Now I'm one of those saying "You have to go to Alaska at least once in your life."
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That railroad trip AK sounds exciting and I very briefly considered it. I've grown spoiled over the years and now if I live out of a backpack I expect combat pay. Seriously though, if a person was in the right part of their life (young), I am sure you would never forget the adventure.

Alaska isn't a cheap vacation, but I don't think I honestly would save that much money if I chose to go to CO or MT instead. Getting to AK doesn't have to be overly expensive but prior planning is required.

Everybody told me I should go to Alaska once. I can't imagine not going again. Ard is an awesome guide and makes a trip to the AK bush about as uncomplicated as it could possibly be without spending ridiculous amounts of money.
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Everybody always told me "You have to go to Alaska at least once in your life."
Now I'm one of those saying "You have to go to Alaska at least once in your life."
I've said this often. Experience the 49th state at least once in your life.
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In my book, Alaska is best explored by small aircraft. Then again, I think everywhere is best explored by small aircraft. I love flying low and slow!

I'll comment on fishing with Boss when I get back in July..........

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