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BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 22, 2015 - 10:04pm PT
alaskan rainbows
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Sep 22, 2015 - 10:08pm PT
NIIIIIIICE BG!


Hooked up this 20"er Bow yesterday...

Sierra 20'er Bow
Sierra 20'er Bow
Credit: The Chief
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 23, 2015 - 10:57am PT
nice fly chief

float tubing?
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 23, 2015 - 11:19am PT
Nice Fish.

BG.... Is Alaska Fishing as good as its billed?

Chief.... right out your back door, nice.

This is my First Fish on my own rig..... Please don't laugh.

From Rock Creek, at the road end, up close to the first lake.

Rock Creek, MONSTER
Rock Creek, MONSTER
Credit: guyman

The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Sep 23, 2015 - 12:13pm PT
^^^^^ Awesome GUY!!! Great to see ya getting out now.






BG... Negative.

11' or 10'9" Skagit Sticks with either 300 or 350 grain heads. That is all I use now for everything except bass. I find sand bars or rock bars and walk out as far as I can, sometimes that'll get me 80-100' from shore, then Single Spey or C-Spey shoot out 70-100'. 12 foot Butt/Leader/Tippet with my heavily weighted 12 or 14's that I tie (as in the photo) and BAM!!!!!

Pretty badass technique and tons of fun. Been doing that regularly for a month or so now 2-3 times a week. Now I see why guys like Howell, Ward, Pinczkowski and Larimer have been strictly Double Handed for most of their fly fishing careers. It is really so versatile once you get all the assorted casts down.

These two videos are what sold me on going two handed for everything.....





And this of course this one....




BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 23, 2015 - 10:14pm PT
Great videos chief...thanks for sharing.

I'm thinking of getting a switch rod and going for some kings and steelhead this winter
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 23, 2015 - 10:38pm PT
BG.... Is Alaska Fishing as good as its billed?

Alaska, they say, gets in your blood. Just a taste and you'll be addicted. I first went in 2000 and have been returning every summer. For numbers, size, and variety of fish it's hard to beat.

I love catching big salmon on flies, and I've had days where I've wrestled with dozens until my arms were pumped and my wrists and elbows ruined, but this year I got an assignment for Northwest Fly Fishing magazine to write an article on float tubing the Kenai Peninsula, so my wife and I hiked in to a bunch of backcountry lakes with our float tubes.

The most eager and utterly enthusiastic fish I've ever seen to take a dry fly is without a doubt the Arctic Grayling. I've seen them actually leap out of the water and take the fly on the way down. Had one afternoon on this last trip where my wife and I caught 111 Grayling in 5 hours, give or take a few. In one instance I saw two fish leap out of the water and collide in mid air while going after my fly!

Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Credit: photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 23, 2015 - 11:25pm PT
The scenery's not too bad either...

Credit: BG
Credit: BG
Credit: BG
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Sep 24, 2015 - 04:48am PT
Great Stuff BOB!!!


Working on getting up here next year....WOW!

https://vimeo.com/140218792


And, enjoy this one...


guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Sep 24, 2015 - 08:22am PT
Bob... sounds fantastic!

Ill put graylings on my bucket list.

You must be getting the fly just right, to get them to fight over it.

THX
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 24, 2015 - 10:09am PT
Bob, Chief, Guy nice fish all,
thanks for the fishin stoke!
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Sep 25, 2015 - 01:11pm PT
Caught a few brookies up at Minaret Lake, CA, over Labor Day weekend. They loved my bee-looking fly. Not a terrible view either with Clyde Minaret as a backdrop.
Credit: Laine
Credit: Laine
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 25, 2015 - 03:16pm PT
wow...I've never seen the Minarets that devoid of snow and ice!

nice brookie btw
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Sep 28, 2015 - 12:33pm PT
The fall colors are nice in the backcountry.

Autumn rainbow
Autumn rainbow
Credit: Stimbo
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Sep 28, 2015 - 02:10pm PT
Hey Stimbo, do you hail from Crowley Lake near Mammoth? Heard the fishing there is on par with Pyramid Lake in terms of giant Cutthroat.
The Chief

climber
Down the hill & across the Valley from......
Sep 28, 2015 - 02:46pm PT
Nice Stimbo....

They were also very nice 40 something miles to the north on Saturday.



The biggest of the day hooked up by my buddy Brad...

BFK

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Sep 28, 2015 - 02:51pm PT
Turns out Nelson lake has some great fishing,... and you can stare up at potential first ascents while you cast...
Credit: BFK
Credit: BFK
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Sep 28, 2015 - 05:51pm PT
Rick -- That brown looks awesome! Brad must have been stoked.

Laine -- Yes, Crowley is right down the street (literally). It can yield some incredible fish; rainbows, browns, and cutthroats... but nothing like Pyramid Lake cutthroats. Those fish are in a league of their own.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Sep 28, 2015 - 05:54pm PT
... and Bob -- Those rainbows and grayling look fabulous. Damn!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Sep 29, 2015 - 03:13pm PT
Thanks Stimbo.

Hey Chief, that's a nice brown! Parker Lake?

Credit: BG
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