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i just read somewhere that they think they have discovered water on mars.looking for the ultimate flyfishing trip,how about casting a nuclear powered 2 handed 100 foot 50 weight flyrod with a tube fly the size of buick to cosmic fish???after reading this i realize it has been a long and cold dark winter in alaska.i better have another margarita!!!
 

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How many hours light in Alaska now ?

I know how you feel Metal Head living through a dark dreary northern winter. Spent a year in Iceland in USAF, land of mid night sun etc. In the lowest light period the sun would rise at 10:30 AM and set at 2:00 PM.

Glad I was busy working on the fighters 12 -16 hours a day during that time since there was nothing else to do but eat and sleep. Still was one long cold dark winter.

Keep tying flies and think spring !!
 

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...It all averages out in July when it's still light at midnight and the sun comes back up at 4:30...I lived in Anchorage back in the mid-70's for a while and did a bunch of quasi heavy metal (C-130) bush flights to bring fuel n' stuff to the "early warning" sites (Oliktok, Lonely, Barter Island, Pt Barrow)...Ice fog, perma-frost, and a spot under the railroad bridge near the train station hooked up to a 45# angry king salmon hell bent to do the wild thing upstream and then pull the plug...I might see you this July/August if the Alagnak Lodge gets a cancellation...In the meantime, don't tongue the flagpole or hassle any wildlife...and stay away from the Bush Company!
 

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Penguin,

Unfortunatley I was still working 12-16 hours a day during the midnight sun high light period also. Man that was a long year. !!
But I learned what hard work was all about when there are no other options. Could not even desert unless I wanted to try and swim through arctic waters.:chuckle: :chuckle:
 
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