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I'm still around but...........

Posted 06-21-2014 at 04:53 PM by Hardyreels

I must admit that the fish guide business is demanding to say the least. I have spent every day this past week trying hard to get salmon onto the flies of people fishing with me. The days are starting with an alarm going off at 2:30 AM and I am returning home at 8 or 9 in the evenings. This is as close as I have came to having a time clock to answer to since 1988 and it is proving to be demanding work.

I was thinking back on all the posts I've seen from people who are determined to...
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Still Working on The Cabin;

Posted 06-05-2014 at 11:55 PM by Hardyreels

I've been at the lake most of the past 2 weeks and although I took some time to go up to the Talachulitna to fish for trout and did some exploring on the Yentna River.......... I finally finished the second floor ceiling and sheeted the gable walls in the cabin.
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On the front end of the building I had built a bridge to extend the loft to reach the large gable windows....
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More About Streamer Fishing; Part 1

Posted 01-05-2014 at 10:56 PM by Hardyreels

Since some of our members have expressed interest in both streamer fishing and perhaps hearing more of what I have to say about my own experiences I looked up another piece that may be helpful. The following was written a few years ago and is about fishing streamers on some of Pennsylvania's spring and freestone creeks.

Although you can do a lot of searching with a streamer fly and sometimes even find a willing fish; it pays to have a plan when using these big wet flies.
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More About Streamer Fishing; Part 2

Posted 01-05-2014 at 10:55 PM by Hardyreels

This relates back to the time spent studying how your fly reacts to your line manipulations. Having this kind of knowledge is really important if you want to catch fish because you know how. We all catch fish by accident sometimes regardless of what we know. What I am telling you is simple and it is true. After you have finished reading this you will know that it made sense. Nothing looks more like food to a brown trout than a well tied feather wing streamer when properly handled. The practice exercise...
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It's About Time & Eagles & Cold Nights;

Posted 12-31-2013 at 03:04 PM by Hardyreels
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I have received some messages from a member who was so moved by the videos in my last entry that he had to contact me and share his thoughts.

This entry is just a little more in an effort to explain how my life has been, what made me who I am and the kind of experiences that guided my path and always will.

In the late 1977 I discovered the music, the music and the words that would become the sound track for the next 12 years of my life. Prior to 77' I was entertained...
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