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Tight Lines: Dolly Varden or Arctic char, that is the question

...deep, 25 feet or more, requiring a lot of weight even for spincasters and a heavy sinking line and weighted flies for fly fishers. Their preferred foods, says Dean, include snails, sticklebacks and sculpins. Our local Arctic char do not reach particularly...
Breast cancer survivors fly fish as therapy

...often say it's difficult to raise their arms above a certain point for some time afterward.Kreft, who has been a fly fisher for 20 years, said right after her double mastectomy, she couldn't even lift a shirt over her head. She could only...
An Outdoor View: Long Live the King end is attached to a 9-weight fly rod and the other end to a 30-pound salmon.The International Federation of Fly Fishers' "Tips for Catch & Release" brochure advises anglers to "Use tackle and line strong enough to bring fish in quickly...
Tight Lines: Peninsula lakes offer early season action

...lead-head" to easily switch from dry fly fishing to wet. Because dry fly fishing is only occasionally an option, fly fishers may want to carry a sink-tip or full sinking line, which is fished with a shorter leader of approximately four feet...
Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited & Sportsman's Warehouse host fly tying session work your way up to the level where you get the most enjoyment from what you're doing and for me and a lot of fly fishers learning how to start out then tying your own flies and maybe eventually rod building and all the elements incorporated...
Fly tying elevated to an art form last fall, and the fishing sucked, so I didn't catch anything on it," he said.As an avid and regular local fly fisher, Gong also makes regular trips north to the Naknek River, and south to the Grand Ronde.He admitted that it's not...
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Tight Lines: Humpy fishing hot on the lower Kenai

...choice, Szarzi said, as anglers have been having good success with small clumps of salmon roe and small spinners. Fly-fishers have reported success with egg patterns, beads and Muddler Minnow patterns. The limit on these streams for dollies...
The Tying Nun: Sister Corley lands more than fish with her casts

...impatient, it's the teachers. Kids love and want to learn this sport once introduced.'' Sister Corley banded with fly fishers Barry Borger, Pete Parker and Terry Looper to build an organization to promote youth fly-fishing and tying, based...
Special use for a special place

...something about the damage to the Kasilof River estuary (and private property in the area). These groups included Alaska Fly Fishers, Alaska Sportfishing Association, City of Kenai, City of Soldotna, Cook Inletkeeper, Kasilof Historical Society...
A case of the rainbow trout heartbreaks that you can only be an expert once you've made every mistake in the book. So, then perhaps we should measure a fly fisher not by fish romances, but rather fish heartbreak.Brian Smith is city editor for the Peninsula Clarion and a beginning...


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