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alkota 11-19-2010 11:32 PM

Cool fishing video
 
If you have never been to Alaska you gotta go!


fishtacos 11-20-2010 07:21 AM

Re: Cool fishing video
 
I could watch fishing videos like that all day. A few comments: 1) besides the 'bows I have no idea what fish they were catching and 2) love the shot with the gun then the coffee. Pretty much all a man needs.

franzenangler 11-20-2010 08:52 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fishtacos (Post 167953)
I could watch fishing videos like that all day. A few comments: 1) besides the 'bows I have no idea what fish they were catching and 2) love the shot with the gun then the coffee. Pretty much all a man needs.

Cool video indeed. The other fish they were catching were grayling, you can tell from there signature dorsal fin.

mcnerney 11-20-2010 10:00 AM

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alkota: Thanks, that really brought back some great memories of fishing in AK. If you noticed at the beginning of the video the railroad had stopped to let those guys off at some remote location along the tracks, then later on when they want to get picked up they get back on the railroad right of way and wave the next train down.

Larry

texastroutbum 11-20-2010 10:15 AM

Re: Cool fishing video
 
I am just curious. Why does one of the guys in the video carry a gun?
Is that to scare bear?

RayMO 11-22-2010 08:49 AM

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Oh my! Talk about living a dream. I would love to do that some day. What a great little video.

bloodmeridian 11-29-2010 08:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mcnerney (Post 167975)
alkota: Thanks, that really brought back some great memories of fishing in AK. If you noticed at the beginning of the video the railroad had stopped to let those guys off at some remote location along the tracks, then later on when they want to get picked up they get back on the railroad right of way and wave the next train down.

Larry

Hey Larry,

I'm new to the forum and have been spending some time reading posts. I saw this video and read your reply and it got me thinking...Is this fairly common still--people getting random train rides through the countryside and getting dropped off to fish like this?? Have you done this yourself??

Thanks!

Street

Hardyreels 11-30-2010 01:09 AM

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Far as I know this is the only place where you can wave a train, yes we do this

mcnerney 11-30-2010 10:41 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by texastroutbum (Post 167977)
I am just curious. Why does one of the guys in the video carry a gun?
Is that to scare bear?

I don't want to start another discussion on the effectiveness of handguns on killing bears (or the likely hood of seeing a bear), but most folks that travel in the Alaska bush carry some sort of weapon (remember you are not the top of the food chain up there). Personally, I liked to carry one of those defender style shotguns alternately loaded with double 00 buckshot and lead slugs.

Larry

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bloodmeridian (Post 172016)
Hey Larry,

I'm new to the forum and have been spending some time reading posts. I saw this video and read your reply and it got me thinking...Is this fairly common still--people getting random train rides through the countryside and getting dropped off to fish like this?? Have you done this yourself??

Thanks!

Street

Street: First off welcome to the forum! If you are thinking that you might be interested in traveling on the Alaska railroad I'd give them a call on their 800 number (800-208-0200) and ask them about any restrictions they might have (I haven't used that service so I couldn't tell you).

Larry


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