It is April 1st in Alaska and we have
been hard at work this winter. From our flagship river construction
project to new products you simply won't believe.
We think you will agree, the deep-thinkers at Alaska Fly Fishing
Goods have really outdone themselves this time.
NEW STEELHEADRIVER UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
By Chris Kromer
Thanks to United States Government economic stimulus dollars, there
is a new steelhead river under construction in downtown Juneau! A project
of this scope has never before been undertaken smack in the middle of
a residential and commercial neighborhood.
The government was skeptical about funding the project until learning
that the river would be entirely hydro powered. "The green
nature of the project really sealed the deal," said project
manager Red Salmon. Government funders also wanted answers about
where the water would come from. After visiting Juneau on a rainy
day, they were able to confirm that anything resembling a stream,
ditch, or channel was completely full of running water.
As we go to press, we have mail ordered 2000 adult steelhead to get
the program started. On the order form we checked "Big
Ones" so we expect the average steelhead size to be impressive.
Even though quite a few historic homes had to be condemned and
destroyed to make way for the project, Juneau residents
are enthusiastic. Many nearby residents say they are excited about
winter steelheading from the comfort of their living room. According
to longtime Juneauite Kip Kelt, "I can't wait for January. I'll
be swinging flies for monster winter-runs while watching the NFL
playoffs! It is going to be awesome."
& BABIES MOUSE FLY PATTERN
It is a well know fact that if a mouse falls into a river in Alaska a
rainbow trout is going to try to eat it. The first fly pattern to
take advantage of this was the Mouse Fly and it worked well. Then a
creative fly tier invented the Articulated Mouse Fly and it caught
even more rainbows.
Now we have taken it one step further. The Momma & Babies Mouse
Fly. If a single mouse looks tasty to a trout, imagine what an entire
family of mice looks like! We have actually seen rainbows chase this
pattern 30 feet up into a meadow. Shocking.
NEW WADERS FROM AQUASEAL
Anyone who has owned waders knows that eventually you will get a
leak. The best solution has always been a dab of the waterproof
flexible glue called Aquaseal. After noting that many heavily used
waders were more than half covered with this miracle glue, the
proverbial light bulb went on.
These waders, exclusively available from Alaska Fly Fishing Goods,
are manufactured entirely from Aquaseal! Ingenious? You bet. Flexible
and comfortable? Absolutely. Breathable? Not so much.
Try on a pair. You will be amazed.
Note: Because Aquaseal is clear by nature, we strongly recommend you
don't wade "commando." Be kind to your fellow anglers.
As always, if you have questions or comments be sure
to contact us. If you found this newsletter offensive or in poor
taste please do not contact us.
Brad Elfers & Mike Cole Alaska
Fly Fishing Goods 907-586-1550
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