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Posted by WillStrickland on Aug 04 2005
Maybe I'll run into you down there, started thinking about this yesterday when I spotted the first chums of the season in the Chena.
If you're talking unweighted fuscia bunny flies....what do you think of going after them with the 5wt? Breaking out the 8 seems a little much, and I don't have a 6 anymore (which would be my first choice for chum).
And, incidentally, caught my best grayling of the seasons yesterday and the heaviest I've ever landed on the Chena. This fish was easily 1/3 lb heavier than the 3 longer fish I've caught on the Chena. This one went 17" exactly, and was easily heavier than the 18" from earlier this year and the two 18.5" from last year (all were measured by cutting the tippet to fish length and then measuring the tippet at home...very good and quick no-brainer method when you don't carry a tape around). Gorgeous fish, very golden-purple, a male, and THICK. Seems that the fish in the N. Fork are more golden-purple than the ones in the lower river that appear more silvery-purple.
Thanks for the heads up Tradbow, appreciate it.
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