Alaska fly fishing…unreal place unreal fish.

November 21, 2008

Alaska, Frenzy, Reports, Stories

My friends, Matt Visser and Rob Farnes, recently got back from a week trip up to Alaska where they fly fished, hunted, horse backed and four wheeled.  He sent me all the pics from the trip and so I asked him to do a quick write up for our Frenzy blog. Below is a write up from Rob Farnes. I have included all the pictures from the trip.

We left for Anchorage Alaska on October 7 from Missoula, Montana. We stayed with my uncle Scott for 5 days, floating the Kenai river two of the days. We missed most of the big runs but still had a lot of fun. Fishing mostly with flesh flies and salmon beads. Most of the fish that we caught were Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. We did get lucky and caught a couple salmon. They were really run down and red but they were still fun. As you can see from the pictures we had great weather for the month of October in Alaska. The float we took went from the confluence of the upper Kenai and the Russian river to Jim’s landing. It is not a long float but we really took our time and shore fished a lot. We had a blast and are really hoping to get back up there next fall. Hopefully a little bit earlier in September.

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7 Responses to “Alaska fly fishing…unreal place unreal fish.”

  1. Mike Aydelotte Says:

    Holy fishizel. Sign me up for that trip.

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  2. Dr Gillespie Says:

    Looks like a sweet trip and a heck of a Salmon!
    I have seriously taken in to consideration an Alaska “Do It Yourselfer” in 09…If anyone else is interested let me know and we’ll see if we can get something boiling or maybe we can tag along with Hoss’s friends, cause they know what they are doing…I just really like the idea of remote waters, no guides, roughing it, and very cheap!!!

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    Count me in!!! we could stay with my wife’s uncles, he lives in Kodiak if we wanted to go there.

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  3. simmons Says:

    Bingo bango bingo! Count me in. i don’t know how to cook but I do know how to eat, so i can help out with that. Plus I am as warm as a brown bear at night. Natural heat! Save $

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    Big Hoss Reply:

    Don’t let Aaron hear you say that he might get jealous of that fact that you are offering your warm night snuggles to some else besides him.

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  4. Chubbs Says:

    Gene, you better hope there is a good dentist nearby cuz the mallard ducks are scared and i have a group of forensic scientists ready to pull dental records if needed. NOW back to my science lesson!

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  5. Curtis Says:

    Would be awesome if ya’ll could come up here for some King (salmon) fishing in May/June or mid summer June/July for Reds and then August for Silvers! Glad you enjoyed your trip to Alaska. Welcome back anytime!

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