Flyfishing in Alaska - Part II

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Another momma bear looking for easy pickings.

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Thankfully, we didn't have to catch our dinner:

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The lodge was built as a family log cabin in 1952. It is rustic but cosy and comfortable.

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After 10 pm and time to turn in, but still full daylight:

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The next day dawned bright and clear, perfect for a fly-out trip to Fog Lake to float the upper Copper.

Loading the Beaver:

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Iliamna Lake and Intricate Bay from the air on a rare clear day:

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Copper River from the air:

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Landing at Fog Lake (thankfully it didn't live up to its name!):

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The guides had preceded us, and had the rafts inflated and loaded for the float trip.

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My fellow fisherman Dan soon had a nice trout on the line.

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Your humble host posing with a beauty:

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The Copper River is a dream stream...

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Mrs. T. enjoyed rowing her own private raft:

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On the way back down the river, we had more bear sightings:

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and eagles:

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To be continued. (The REAL adventures occurred on the last day).
 
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Very very nice once again, I'm gonna go for part III rightaway.
SportFishing is great fun; Those bended rods make me think about the time that I went carpfishing. That has already been 10years ago. I have never tried flyfishing thou.
Your series proof that the best place to be is outdoors:smile:

Regards

Johan
 
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Jim,

Love the trip, going now to no 3

Nice pictures.
Phil...........:smile:
 
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jim,
i cannot get over this lodge
the beauty
the isolation
the fun you must have had

i wish i were going there tomorrow

what a great thread
wonderful pictures
just perfect

thanks for taking the time to share all of this with us
 
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I'm envious! I've always fly-fished on the East coast, and have always wanted to get to a place like Alaska or Patagonia. Maybe when I retire (25+ years from now!).

Are there other trout species other than rainbow's?
 
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These are beautiful pictures, Jim! Very scenic & peaceful.

Thanks, Mark. My wife took most of the pictures, thus deserves most of the credit.

I'm envious! I've always fly-fished on the East coast, and have always wanted to get to a place like Alaska or Patagonia. Maybe when I retire (25+ years from now!).

Are there other trout species other than rainbow's?

Well, there's some pretty good trout fishing near the East coast - e.g. the Upper Delaware!

There are no other trout species in Alaska, but there are Arctic Char (a.k.a. Dolly Varden), Arctic Grayling, and of course Salmon.

I hope that you also looked at Parts I, III, and my Final Comments.
 
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very nice:eek:

now how do i explain my wife we are moving to alaska???:confused::biggrin:
 

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