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Getting old :(

Posted 05-17-2012 at 12:52 AM by ak allen

So lately I have noticed that I'm not seeing things as well as I used to at a distance. Also that driving at night is a little more difficult/uncomfortable. Things up close have been fine, like this computer screen for example, is crystal clear. Anyway, I decided to make an appointment on post at the Optometry clinic. Today was the day for the appointment.

So the ran their tests, and fitted me for glasses. That puff of air thing is annoying to say the least. I found out my vision...
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New lines

Posted 05-15-2012 at 06:20 PM by ak allen

Today I went down to the fly shop and got line for the new rod & reel. Decided on Scientific Angler's Mastery Series Textured GPX in 9wt, due to the fact that I will be using this for larger fish, (Pike, Salmon, Steelhead) Also picked up a new line for my 5wt rig. Last night when I took it out I noticed the bad shape it was in.

When I got back home I spooled up the F1 and got all of that taken care of. Now I just need to get the furled leaders in and make some tippets for...
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It's been 10 days....

Posted 05-14-2012 at 04:48 AM by ak allen

It's been 10 days since I had surgery to biopsy 2 masses, and repair a hernia. I hadn't got out fishing at all this year do to work, and waiting for everything to thaw out. So tonight I had to give it a shot.

I went down to the slough (pronounced "slew") anywhere else it would be called a "creek" or "river" but not in Alaska! It's the closest possibility for wetting a line for me. Normally this area is crowded with dads teaching their kids to...
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Finally Caught a grass carp!!

Posted 05-13-2012 at 03:17 PM by mbphotos54

pics and story to be posted in the main forum. just had to teast.
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Why are Salmon Flies so Gaudy in Color?

Posted 05-03-2012 at 01:49 PM by Ard

That was a question posted to the thread I ran in the Alaska forum threads about Pattern Productivity. When I tried to answer the question my post turned out to be a little long winded so I have copied it to here. I'm going to add a couple pictures here to help in making some of the things I said more colorful also.

The general or accepted belief is that once the fish enter into the fresh water and their final stages of sexual maturity they are no longer eating. Along with maturity
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