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Fly for Sockeye

from Hooked on Fishing Series 1

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Paul is in Alaska again, this time in Anchorage and seeking out one of the most popular Pacific Salmon species, the Sockeye. He takes a float plane from Lake Hood to the Big River Lakes around 1hr away to the south west, and a known hotspot for Sockeye. He starts fishing where a creek enters the lake and there are plenty of fish here within view. Paul is quickly into a lively Sockeye on his fly rod which is still quite silver and has yet to colour up and develop the hook nose that Sockeye are famed for. Moving onto the Upper Kenai River, Russ the guide takes Paul to another of his favourite Sockeye spots and Paul fishes a fly on a spinning rod whilst Russ starts with a fly rod. Pound for pouns these fish fight as had as any Salmon and a nice fish gives Paul the runaround before its slipped into the net. He's soon into another fish, slightly more coloured than the last but still giving Paul a great fight. Russ finally gets a Sockeye on his fly rod, ending a superb day's sport in Alaska but not before a bankside feast of fresh Sockeye.

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