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PostPosted: March 1st, 2018, 10:19 pm 
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I booked flights for a trip west this fall! Bonefishing in April along with some time drinking fruity rum drinks, some time in Wisconsin this summer chasing pike and muskie on the fly and then hunting cutthroats in Yellowstone! Oh, and brookies in Rangeley! I got me a good wife!


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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2018, 9:38 am 
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It's gonna be a good year and we both out kicked our coverage!


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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2018, 5:08 pm 
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Good variety there, have fun! Pencil in an AK float trip before I die.


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PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 7:58 pm 
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Vermonter wrote:
Good variety there, have fun! Pencil in an AK float trip before I die.


You're not going anywhere - we're not done with you yet!


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PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 9:07 pm 
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We do need to organize an FFIM Alaska float at some point. 2019?

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PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 9:19 pm 
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Hunter wrote:
We do need to organize an FFIM Alaska float at some point. 2019?


Seriously! I’ve wanted to get back to Alaska since 1986. This sounds really good to me.

Fucia pink Wogs on top for Silvers? I could seriously get into tying up a few dozen of those.

Let’s make this happen.

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PostPosted: March 5th, 2018, 4:57 am 
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That sounds good enough to invite myself to...

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PostPosted: March 5th, 2018, 9:37 am 
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Here is the trip I have in mind for 2019, a combination of the Middle Fork of the Goodnews and the Kulukak. Late August. It would be a bit more pricey as it involves more float plane trips, but in my mind WELL worth it. The Middle Fork is 55 miles, I would devote 18-25 for that. It fishes as well as the Main (North) Fork, but much less frequented. Then get picked up and dropped off for the Kulukak, 25-31. Short, 30 miles. Very seldom run, Tikchik Narrows Lodge brings people in, but they only access the estuary. Reputed to have decent Char fishing up high, crazy Coho fishing lower down.

4 to 6 would be good, I’d go with as few as 2. It could be split up, some could opt for the Goodnews only. I have all the details worked out and have broached the idea with Rick and Denise Grant of Tikchik Airventures, the float plane folks. They are good with it. They can even do a ‘re-supply’ in between.

I realize it is far out in time for most, I will want to get it on the books by September of this year. (Or sooner).

I know most of you love fishing out West, and I get that it is a wonderful experience for not a lot of $. But, a Bristol Bay float trip is just on another level. The fishing is phenomenal, Dolly Varden Char, Rainbow, Grayling and Coho salmon in numbers that is difficult to comprehend. Add true wilderness, scenery, wildlife, gravel bar camping and float plane flying, it is an experience like non other. There is a reason I’ve gone back every year since 2010, and will continue until I can’t.


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PostPosted: March 5th, 2018, 9:40 am 
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PS, email, or call if interested?


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