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    Salvaged This;

    I have been hearing about flooding down that way on the news Dewayne. I'm about to get to bed, it's 11:00 PM here Saturday night and I'm headed out tomorrow morning, I'll see how high the rivers are here by 10:00 AM. I'm traveling with another guy who owns a place out there, we met during moose season when his boat broke down. I found him stranded and towed his boat to my camp. He was not prepared to overnight on the river but I was able to set him up with an air mattress and sleeping bag as well as a tent to sleep in. We had never met before that day now we are getting to know one another. He seems like a good guy so we're riding out together tomorrow to finish winterizing the places.
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    The cabin looks very well cared for considering the logistics involved. Your water level fluctuation don't sound so terrible though. You've seen plenty of Driftless Creek PICs. Imagine 7" of rain in an hour or even 14" in half a day last night. The fish are in the next county and our access areas are generally very small. Trout season is trashed I'm afraid. But this is your blog. I'll cry somewhere else when I get a chance. I sure hate weather.
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    Posted 09-24-2016 at 05:39 PM by ia_trouter ia_trouter is online now
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    Salvaged This;

    It looks like I'm going back out on Sunday morning September 25th. I have just a few things to finish before the big freeze. I just looked at the river chart USGS and things are back at flood stage so water levels will not be a problem for a couple days. The water drops quickly this time of year, we had a bunch more rain but the runoff goes fast and I've seen them rise or fall as much as a foot and a half in just a couple hours.

    I'll take more photos while there, it really is looking more like a cabin someone cares about these days
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    Posted 09-24-2016 at 12:28 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    No surprise the door came out nice. I've seen hardwood lumber submerged and reclaimed after 50+ years on the lake or river bottom. It's amazing how well it survives with no exposure to the air.
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    Posted 09-23-2016 at 03:37 PM by ia_trouter ia_trouter is online now
    Updated 09-24-2016 at 05:27 PM by ia_trouter
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    Salvaged This;

    Hi John,

    It does look good and adds to the place too. I caught 6 pike from the dock while I was there. Three of them on Monday morning; none were large with the best one maybe 17". I did have hold of a better one on Saturday evening but of course it came loose. I never had a good look but would guess it over 2 foot based on swirl and the bend of the rod.

    I'll post bar stools when I get or make them
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    Posted 09-23-2016 at 01:08 AM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    That looks awesome, Ard! I had no idea that old water logged heavy door would look that good. I think you put it in the right spot too...I can imagine sitting there drinking a cup of coffee and having a couple of those jalapeno breakfast things from that little bakery in Homer
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    Posted 09-22-2016 at 11:27 PM by fyshstykr fyshstykr is offline
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    No worries,

    I don't intend to tile the floors buddy. My seamstress here says she will make a full set of drapes so I can take down the paper towels taped in the windows and then things will be looking good.

    BTW, the table top is 1 3/8" thick. It's very heavy but the legs are heavier, I didn't want it to be wobbly
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    Posted 09-22-2016 at 12:09 AM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    It's a cabin in the the Alaskan bush. Once you get the comforts upgraded to 1930's era you can stop, or at least slow down. Tie some flies, do a little writing etc. No need for truly modern conveniences IMO. But everything doesn't need to be hard and you are just about there now. Almost to the point where you don't need to be concerned you need ice or other minor things. The solar idea is a great plan. Should serve you well during the open water season when the sun is up 18+ hrs a day
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    Posted 09-21-2016 at 05:04 PM by ia_trouter ia_trouter is online now
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    I've never done a lot of fly tying out there Dewayne but I have extra vise's and other tools so I'll probably set things up for a little tying. Whether I find some stools for sale or I build them it'll get set up soon.

    Soon as I get the floor painted with enamel we have some new furniture to move out there too. Add a new wood stove and things are looking up

    Things are dicey here for fishing right now, high winds down the Peninsula and up to 6 inches of rain predicted for that area. Usually I look to the Kenai River for late season silvers but the water is currently high and colored. For now I'm fishing close to home soon as the winds die down a little......
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    Posted 09-21-2016 at 11:17 AM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    I love the old wooden door table top. Reclaimed wood is just "right" for a cabin. What a perfect location for a fella to tie some flies with the proper height stool, and even at night, after the improved lighting (electricity), you have in progress.
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    Posted 09-21-2016 at 09:05 AM by ia_trouter ia_trouter is online now
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    Someone Ask About The Roll Cast;

    Great article Ard....you know I'm a roll cast fan
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    Posted 09-20-2016 at 02:43 PM by jpbfly jpbfly is offline
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    Cleaning The Logs and Chinking Cracks.

    Hi JP,

    I would love to see you come here for a trip on the rivers. The fishing this year was not as good as I would hope for but if a fellow has time to hang around the next week can get better.
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    Posted 09-20-2016 at 01:49 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Cleaning The Logs and Chinking Cracks.

    Good work....I thought a big guy like you didn't need a ladder
    Hope to sit inside with you after a good fishing...some day
    JP
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    Posted 09-20-2016 at 12:33 PM by jpbfly jpbfly is offline








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