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It Ain't Over Till It's Over;

Posted 10-29-2016 at 05:56 PM by Ard Stetts
Updated 11-16-2016 at 05:48 PM by Ard Stetts

In other words we got a warm spell so I made another 191 mile run to fish the big river. Now what I'm gonna do is paint you a picture for your minds eye okay?

In hindsight I'm editing this entry to warn readers that I may have said some negative things about bead fishing in the text, sorry but what's done is done......

Now back on topic.

This is a big river and although this is also Alaska and we all know I should be reeling in huge fish on every cast...
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Arbor On Fly Reels

Posted 10-27-2016 at 10:49 PM by Piscifunreels
Updated 11-10-2016 at 04:09 PM by jpbfly

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What is spool arbor? Well, it is the distance from center spindle to where spool base starts. Arbor could be divided into standard arbor, mid arbor, large arbor. What do they mean?

As regards standard arbor reel, spool base you attach the backing onto is in the center of a reel. This traditional reel still commonly seen in small river application. It could hold enough backing but on the down side the frames are often very narrow....
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Closing out 2016 on a High Note;

Posted 10-25-2016 at 12:46 AM by Ard Stetts
Updated 11-16-2016 at 09:34 PM by Ard Stetts

It looks like the trip that began in the late night / early morning hours of October 20th & 22nd will be the last trip of the year for me. Although I may try to get out again the weather is shutting things down with ice and snow here.

I fished with my friend Brent Bauer and we started with a 290 mile drive through the first snow storm of the year. Brent is from Washington state and works in AK. guiding from May through September. He had returned to Washington but left unfinished...
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Ducky Finally Gets A new Home;

Posted 10-02-2016 at 02:11 PM by Ard Stetts

Way back in the 1980's the fellow who owned Marsh Hill Grocery & General Store gave me a Wood Duck. His intention was that I would use the flank feathers for tying flies. When I unwrapped the duck I was so taken by the beauty of it that I ask a friend who was a taxidermist to preserve it for me and he did. That duck hung in my home in Cogan Station PA. - Newnan GA. - Portsmouth VA. - back to PA and through 5 more homes there - on to Colorado Springs and finally this past spring I went back to...
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A Mystery Solved and A New Friend

Posted 10-02-2016 at 02:10 PM by Ard Stetts
Updated 11-16-2016 at 06:06 PM by Ard Stetts

Sometimes I don't know where to start a story and this time I'll just pick a spot and hope it all ties together.

It's been about 4 or 5 weeks now but I was on a moose hunt for a week. I was the guy who put up the came and picked its location and we were on a river. It seems that you're always on a river here and this was just another camp on another island. It was on the next to the last day that we had returned to camp for a late lunch and had no clue where we would spend the evening....
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