USGS Stream Data

Kenai Rvr @ CooperLndg

  • Water Temp: 36.32 ° F
  • Flow: 1960 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 7.76 ft

Middle Kenai @ Skilak

  • Flow: 820 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 6.38 ft

Talkeetna Rvr

  • Water Temp: 32.18 ° F
  • Water Level: 4.71 ft

Situk Rvr

  • Water Temp: 36.32 ° F
  • Flow: 168 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 65.35 ft
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Posts Tagged ‘May 2013’

Talkeetna River Musings…


This Spring at the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show I watched a demo for a product being sold through Mountain View Sports called Hevi-Beads. Back too them in a minute…

Now anyone who knows me very well knows that Rich and I have not been great fans of the practice of using beads for trout despite their undeniable effectiveness. They just didn’t seem to be flies to us. So a couple of years ago we set out on a quest to come up with a way to fish beads – with the ability to make quick changes – and we came up with the Select-A-Bead system. A fly with a plastic tag that could be threaded through the bead (or two) and allow you to fish it like a bead head. We’ve tried them in a variety of patterns from standard eggs through Wooly Buggers and Bunny flies to Sculpins. Sometimes they work sometimes they don’t. We had days where they outfished everything else in the box and days where they didn’t catch a thing but regular beads on the line above a bare hook caught many. It was very frustrating.  Read the rest of this entry »