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By franzen
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Merely a week, five days to be exact, is all that is separating me from the scariest most exhilarating journey in my life. I'll be working my ass off all day every day, peeking over my shoulders watching for brown bears, entertaining sports all day, and living out one of my biggest dreams. A summer guiding in Alaska. Bob, I will never be able to thank you enough!



Over memorial day weekend my brother and his fiance came into town to see me before I left and they were dying to go fishing. So to the mountains we headed.



I was dreaming of throwing these.



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But that was just wishful thinking. Luckily the yellow sallies were out and about.



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Both of them were successful in getting slammed.



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Before they had to head home we ran over to farm ponds to get them a few bass fish and bream.



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It was good to see them and get them and my old man out fishing before I leave. Now it's time to pack.



Cheers :cool[/report]
By Yiman
#524865
Looks like a good way to spend some local time before leaving.

Have a blast up there. Looking forward to hearing about your travels!
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By truchajones
#524866
Holy shit, that's going to be some culture shock.

Have fun up there. That's something I've been dying to do for a looooong time. Lots of pics, so that we can live vicariously.
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By Gremlin
#524868
nice report, and good luck this summer. Thanks again for your help!
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By Bruiser
#524870
Have fun Franzen. Bob knows way better than I do but you seem basically perfect for the job.

Gore Tex Baby.

PS: Get yourself a little shovel and put your mountain money in a ziploc. None of your clients will want to see your other skills if you know what I mean ; -)
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By cool manchu
#524876
Good luck on your journey Chris. There will always be a seat in the bow for ya, if you get back down in the Ozarks. :cool
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By CarelessEthiopian
#524880
Did you finish your big fatties yet? You best not leave without making sure I get my share.

Stoked for you, man. Quite a departure from Testes Park, but you gotta start somewhere.

Have fun, buddy.
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By D-nymph
#524885
Have a ball, Chris. No doubt about it that you will.

A few things:
1. Brown bears are a lot meaner & scarier than mtn. lions.
2. Tote Bob's boat bag for him without him having to order you to do so.
3. I hope they have enough food in Alaska for you & that tapeworm of yours.
4. If Mitch or porno come calling, hide.
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