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Bows and dollies and cohos

by Spaztazman
(Maple Grove, MN)

Fished the Kenai and Russian Rivers in Alaska last year with my buddies. We caught more than 1000 rainbows, dollies and cohos on tenkara. Even drift boated on the Kenai with a Kiyose rod and caught a 26 inch dolly. Many bows were over 18 inches on the Amago and Kiyose. Biggest bow was 24 while the biggest coho was 28. Like walking a wolf. Blast x 1000!

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Apr 02, 2016
by: Chris Stewart

You can't go fishing in Alaska without taking photos! Have any to share?

Apr 03, 2016
by: Eric Kol

What was your main line / tippet set up? Sounds like over the top fun

Apr 03, 2016
Line used with willow branch
by: Spaztazman

Tenkara line 13 ft for Amago with 9 ft leader 6x.
Flies were mostly egg patterns. I also used a willow branch for 3 days with the same line. Caught over 100 on the willow branches Had a few strange looks at me
Caught a 23 inch now on a willow branch. What fun

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