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Old 05-31-2010, 12:24 AM
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My day started pretty early when my alarm woke me at 0300; I got up and was on the road by 0330. Today was a little bit different. You see I had been checking the flows since my last Chinook trip in anticipation of going again. However the flows were pretty high so a Chinook trip was out for today.


Today’s destination was about as opposite as you can get from what I had been doing. I left the 9wt at home and took a couple of my 0wt rods along for today’s trip.


After a bit of a drive I arrived at my destination at around 0730. It was a cool and foggy morning; I got geared up and headed to the creek.


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The creek looked just like I remembered. I got into the water and began to fish. It did not take long until the first willing resident came to hand.


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I worked my way up stream catching fish all along the way. I will admit it was nice to get back to throwing dries upstream to trout. I had been so consumed with my Chinook quest I had almost forgotten the joy that is “creekin”.


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After awhile the fog began to break up and I could enjoy the scenery. My stomach started to growl; so I decided to head back for a quick lunch. After I ate I decided to check the time it was already 1345. So I said to myself “I’ll just fish for another hour”…….Yea right!


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I went back to the creek and resumed fishing. By this time there were fish rising everywhere. After catching a ton of brookies and bows I thought to myself “It must be an hour by now”. So I decided to head back.


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Unfortunately when I got to the car and geared down I noticed that much more than an hour had gone by. So I packed up and started my 4+ hr drive home (it was 1600 when I left). Overall I really enjoyed the day. The creek seems to be the way I remembered it with one exception. There were the same numbers of fish as last year. However there seemed to be fewer fish in the 13”-14” range. I also saw several dead brookies in the water. They did not appear to have any signs of disease actually they looked quite good (despite the fact that they were dead).

I hope you enjoyed my first small water report for 2010.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:59 AM
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I liked it.

To tell you the truth I enjoyed the little brooks of Pennsylvania more than the streams here in Alaska. I miss fishing with my little flea rod and I miss Brook trout. I know that may sound crazy but sometimes that is how I feel.

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Beautiful scenery, a great looking piece of water. All you can hope for is a great day of catching trout. I'm jealous
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That was a great day, too bad about all the dead fish.
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Hi Sasha,

Thanks for sharing your trip. You are lucky to live where you have such good fishing with out an Army of other fly fishers.

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Another fun trip report that was really enjoyable. Thanks Sasha.
Always amazed at the size of fly some of the smaller guys will take.
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To tell you the truth I enjoyed the little brooks of Pennsylvania more than the streams here in Alaska. I miss fishing with my little flea rod and I miss Brook trout. I know that may sound crazy but sometimes that is how I feel.

When you don't live where the salmon run, you dream of salmon. When you live where the salmon run, you dream of your old home waters. I guess the fish are always prettier on the other side of the fence.

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Beautiful scenery, a great looking piece of water. All you can hope for is a great day of catching trout. I'm jealous

Thanks! That place is pretty cool. If you are into to small waters and don't mind the 13" and smaller dinks. Pwesonally I don't care but there are those that only target large fish.



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That was a great day, too bad about all the dead fish.

Yea I am still not sure what the dead fish were about.




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Thanks for sharing your trip. You are lucky to live where you have such good fishing with out an Army of other fly fishers.

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Thanks! Well the reason is that you have to know the places to go There still are plenty of spots that get hammered out here. Fortunately for me none of them are little creeks like this one; that I so enjoy fly fishing on. Also the fact that this creek is kind of close to some famous blue ribbon places doesn't hurt either



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Another fun trip report that was really enjoyable. Thanks Sasha.
Always amazed at the size of fly some of the smaller guys will take.

Thanks!!

That is creekin out here big bushy flies and the fish just go stupid. It was kind of funny that I was able to catch a lot of fish on three color variations of the same fly pattern (still wish that I didn't forget my #14 and #12 para hares ears at home. That is another creek favorite of mine).
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Sasha, another great report and the usual excellent photos...You are in Trout Fishers Heaven...

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Great report Sasha,fishing such beautiful places must be fun...I see I'm not the only one to catch little fish...at times.
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