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  1. #76
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    Smith regs don't require a bear fence, it's just one of the options.

    I'm stoked for my first Smith trip in a few weeks here - I managed to pull the unicorn Super Permit.

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    Oh my. Flows are looking very good right now, you may hit the holy grail of good “later” season flows and amazing fishing.


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  3. #78
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    Yeah, I'm stoked! I'm a more experienced rafter than I am fly fisherman, but a couple friends who are quite a bit more accomplished are joining. I was originally interested in the trip as a family-friendly float, but I'm excited about the whole package (float/fishing/scenery/etc.).

  4. #79
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    FFS. I'm out of cell service for a week and the flows drop like a set of car keys.

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    Smith Beta?

    Quote Originally Posted by cravenmorhead View Post
    FFS. I'm out of cell service for a week and the flows drop like a set of car keys.
    159 right now. We launched at 129 in April. Lots of work, but worth it. Fishing was holy fucking shit good. Having 6 days to pull it off helped a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underoos View Post
    159 right now. We launched at 129 in April. Lots of work, but worth it. Fishing was holy fucking shit good. Having 6 days to pull it off helped a lot.
    Yea we ran it at 140 last fall, for sure worth it. Our fishing was also holy fucking shit good, Honestly 100 fish days, well worth the work, its a magical place.
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  7. #82
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    We'll see what flows do, but our game plan was a 16' raft and a family of four, with fairly young kids. So not much in the way of maneuverability or ability to run ultra light.

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    We launched a 16 at 175 and we’re better off than the smaller boats due to added floatation.


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    We were loaded to the gills, you can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phall View Post
    We launched a 16 at 175 and we’re better off than the smaller boats due to added floatation.


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    Same. I had my 16, pretty good load. Wasn’t the floatiest, but also wasn’t the stickiest. Running soft tubes helps a lot. Wish I had remembered that on the first day.

  11. #86
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    Just saw on FB they are preventing anyone from launching below 150? Odd, but there is also a fire up there apparently, and record high heat


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  12. #87
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    We bailed, headed for the Main Salmon instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    Yea we ran it at 140 last fall, for sure worth it. Our fishing was also holy fucking shit good, Honestly 100 fish days, well worth the work, its a magical place.
    did you do 60 days too or make it in 5 at those flows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mike View Post
    did you do 60 days too or make it in 5 at those flows?
    We did it in 5, the last day was a pretty hard push!
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