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fishing friends 5

Posted 10-12-2011 at 12:15 PM by jpbfly

I don't forget Old Herrero and Jeannot.
They're both now in heaven.
Old Herrero was a trout specialist and a great spinning fisherman.I enjoyed fishing with him and learning from him about trout behaviour...he knew a lot and enabled me to catch big ones at the time there were some left on the lower section of the Lergue.As he had no car I picked him up at home...He put his gear in the boot and got into the car wearing his checked slippers I haven't got any pic of him but I wrote...
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A Very Colorful Season Part One;

Posted 10-12-2011 at 12:15 AM by Hardyreels

I could be fishing today but the early AM was more than chilly it was cold so I am home and will spend some quality time with my chainsaw later today. I put down a slew of trees last winter and it's time to cut and split them.

Now that I have shared that tid bit with you I'll get on with the entry here. Fall begins here in Alaska months ahead of some areas of the United States, we begin seeing telltale signs of things to come. Autumn actually begins with the return of the pacific...
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Part 2 of A Very Colorful Season;

Posted 10-12-2011 at 12:13 AM by Hardyreels

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I'll post one more from the Valdez trip before we move on to the high country.

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The next few pictures are from the streams that have been part of this fall and of course some of the fish who added their colors to that of the foliage and blue skies to finish the pallet of color before the coming of the white.
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Part 3 of A Very Colorful Season;

Posted 10-12-2011 at 12:12 AM by Hardyreels

Before moving on to other places I'll show you just a few more of the fish that were caught close to home along with some other pictures that were taken on the trips.

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The fall is always time to stay vigilant because as the waters drop and the salmon are in the river...
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Part 4 of A very Colorful Season;

Posted 10-12-2011 at 12:10 AM by Hardyreels

New water!

I have not been to some of these places for 7 years and one hadn't been seen since 1989 so this was a good change of scenery and fisheries for me. From the trout and salmon battles of the home river I moved into waters where multiple species were to be caught on the same runs and riffles. The scenery was almost too good to be real also. Here's a look from where the car is left behind.

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