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By The Po Thead
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[report]Southeast Alaska Steelhead
May, 2012


An incredible trip, something that I will have to do again, many more times in my life. After school got out at the end of April, The Tug, Dantès, a lurker, and I headed down to Southern Southeast to chase wild steelhead for 19 days. We got disoriented on logging roads, added several hundred miles to the odometers, slept under tarps and the back of trucks, drank copious quantities of beer and whiskey, and got heavily rained (and lightly snowed) on for almost the entire time. But every second of the trip was completely worth it. Checked out different towns, explored different river systems, and caught lots of fish.

The following is a collection of this journey, and is a mish-mash of each of our photos. There's over 100 photos to upload, so this is gonna have to be done in 4 or so parts. I'll try to post them in a timely manner, unlike the delay in making this TR.....
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Ferry Ride #1 was approximately 20hrs
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See ya in three weeks J-Town
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Time to get drunk....
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And tie flies.
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Ferry Ride #2



Drove for about an hour or so upon getting to the island. Then we hit this:
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for several more miles.



With camp set up and out of the rain,
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It was time to relax and have some drink.

My brother drove back from southcentral a week before, and managed to get us some of this:
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and this:
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The next morning we did a downstream wade on a creek about 100yds from camp.
Here's Dantès throwin' a nice loop.
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Tug drinkin' his Tecate on Cinco De Mayo
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A hook up!
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First fish of the trip!
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Part two coming soon.[/report]
Last edited by The Po Thead on Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:28 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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By Spicytuna
#490908
better late than never really looking forward to the rest
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By SLSS
#490913
Hell, it took me 9 months to get my AK report done. Better late than never.

You young guys that get this figured out early leave me envious. Well done. :cool
By Kylemc
#490914
SOBF wrote:Very nice start to what I'm anticipating to be a winner !!
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By The Po Thead
#490915
[report]Part Two:
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Camp life: drinking, safety meetings, and tying flies.
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We religiously checked the NOAA weather forecast, hoping for a break.
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Tug rockin' the Rally Cap.
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The next morning, we wandered down the road, and into the river.
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Where for the first time, I swung flies for steelhead.
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Holy shit!!! I hooked one!!!!!
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AND LANDED IT!!!
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Tug with a beast.
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Later, we made our way back to camp and hung out for the rest of the evening.
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On another day, we made a journey to the other side of the island to check out a different system. While on the way, we stopped to watch some helicopter logging.
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We got our shit together, shotgunned beers, and wandered down the road to the creek.
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More to come[/report]
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By BaggerMcGuirk
#490930
Very nice and done right :cool
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By VTNZ
#490934
I think I'm enjoying this Alaska TR as much as any other I've seen. The water looks so sweet. Great stuff man... :cool
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By befuddled
#490936
this is already fantastic.

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