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TroutnutJune 23rd, 2007, 6:15 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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For those who don't already know, I'll be out of touch (and not modifying the site much) for a while because I'm moving to Fairbanks, Alaska tomorrow to start grad school (fisheries M.S. program at UAF). I will keep the site running throughout grad school, of course, but updates will come more slowly since I won't have as much time. They should be pretty cool, though -- great scenery and some western bugs I don't have yet.

My plane leaves at 9:15, and about 15 hours later I touch down in Fairbanks. I'm doing mostly business stuff for a few days with my dad, who's coming up to help me get settled, and then we'll be doing some fishing for about a week before I start work. Grayling on the Chena, pike in the Minto Flats, and salmon on the Gulkana River are all on the schedule... it's going to be fun!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
WiflyfisherJune 23rd, 2007, 7:18 pm
Wisconsin

Posts: 604
Hey, have a great and safe trip! I am looking forward to all your great photos from Alaska! TroutNut.com looks greats and really doesn't need any mods, so go enjoy your time in Alaska.
John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com
TroutnutJune 27th, 2007, 10:27 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2548
Well, United Airlines drove me crazy by losing all my luggage for 2 days. They did something horribly incompetent to lose it, too, but at least I finally got it back. Otherwise things are going well up here, but I don't have much forum time. I just got Internet access.

The weather up here in Fairbanks is awesome in the summer.

I haven't been fishing yet, but should go Saturday at the latest and hopefully Friday.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
WiflyfisherJune 28th, 2007, 3:13 am
Wisconsin

Posts: 604
Jason, glad to hear you made it safely and you recovered your luggage. You should make a separate Alaskan forum to use sort of like a blog.

Go catch some fish!
John S.
https://WiFlyFisher.com
MartinlfJune 28th, 2007, 6:03 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2928
Glad the trip went well in the end. Caught a few on the J last weekend with Shawn and his brother. May head up to the West Branch this weekend. Let us know how the fishing is in Alaska.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TaxonJune 28th, 2007, 2:03 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1297
Jason-

Sounds like luggage handling for connecting flight in Anchorage remains pretty much the same. If so, here's the way it works. Your luggage will often follow you to the next destination, sometimes only one or two flights later, and more or less automatically.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
TroutnutJune 28th, 2007, 2:56 pm
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Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2548
The problem was more ridiculous than that, actually. When I first checked in, they only marked my bags to go TO Anchorage as their final destination. United also only gave me boarding passes up to Anchorage, and said I would have to get a new one at the gate there because of the switch to Alaska Airlines there, which was not a problem. They neglected to mention that my luggage was scheduled to stop in Anchorage even though my ticket was to Fairbanks. That would have been an awfully handy thing for them to mention.

It would certainly beat the reaction I got: "Oh? You wanted us to send your luggage to the same place you're going? How strange!"
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Shawnny3June 28th, 2007, 3:53 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Why do you have to be so difficult, Jason? What use would you really have for clothes, camera equipment, and flyrods in Alaska, anyway?

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
TaxonJune 28th, 2007, 5:29 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1297
Jason-

It would certainly beat the reaction I got: "Oh? You wanted us to send your luggage to the same place you're going? How strange!"


Yeah, that's sick, but I'll bet those bad memories will be quickly displaced once you get your line in the water.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
TroutnutJune 28th, 2007, 9:50 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2548
What use would you really have for clothes, camera equipment, and flyrods in Alaska, anyway?


I don't know! All we've been doing so far is business -- trying to buy a condo, etc. Not much use for cameras or fly rods yet. I'm going to try to change that ASAP, though.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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