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Flyfishing in Alaska - Part II

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Pa, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Another momma bear looking for easy pickings.

    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 320

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

    NIKON D40    ---    44mm    f/9.0    1/2s    ISO 200

    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/9.0    1/60s    ISO 200

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

    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/9.0    1/80s    ISO 200

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

    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/9.0    1/15s    ISO 200

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

    Loading the Beaver:

    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 200

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

    NIKON D40    ---    31mm    f/8.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    Copper River from the air:

    NIKON D40    ---    20mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

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

    NIKON D40    ---    22mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 200

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

    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/8.0    1/400s    ISO 200

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

    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/8.0    1/100s    ISO 200

    NIKON D40    ---    42mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 200

    Your humble host posing with a beauty:

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    The Copper River is a dream stream...

    NIKON D40    ---    26mm    f/8.0    1/50s    ISO 200

    NIKON D40    ---    20mm    f/8.0    1/60s    ISO 200

    Mrs. T. enjoyed rowing her own private raft:

    NIKON D40    ---    18mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 200

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

    NIKON D40    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 200

    and eagles:

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    NIKON D40    ---    250mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 200

    To be continued. (The REAL adventures occurred on the last day).
  2. a super series, thanks for posting - I enjoyed seeing the photos
  3. Johan


    Jun 18, 2005
    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:


  4. Thank you all for your kind remarks; I'm glad you enjoyed coming along on this adventure.

    Please see my final remarks in a separate thread.
  5. That looks like a great trip, Jim. I'll go check the other threads.
  6. pr549f2678


    Jun 26, 2007
    central Fl

    Love the trip, going now to no 3

    Nice pictures.
  7. mhcfires


    Aug 23, 2007
    El Cajon, CA
    What a fantastic trip!
  8. 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
  9. Looks like a ton of fun. Great pics.
  10. lmatney


    Oct 25, 2007
    Goodyear, AZ
    Great trip Jim. Thanks for bring us along.
  11. These are beautiful pictures, Jim! Very scenic & peaceful.
  12. 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?
  13. Thanks, Mark. My wife took most of the pictures, thus deserves most of the credit.

    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.
  14. What a great time, nice set of pics. That menu sounded great....
  15. Matthias


    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas
    Thanks for sharing Jim - I want to go to Alaska now :smile:
  16. Thanks Chris and Matthias. Hope you also saw Parts I and III, and my Final Comments post.
  17. Super trip, love the shots.
  18. menbrial


    Apr 30, 2006
    very nice:eek: 

    now how do i explain my wife we are moving to alaska???:confused: :biggrin:
  19. ktz_04


    Mar 17, 2008
    Chattanooga, TN
    ver nice pictures!!!
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