I just got back from an eleven day float trip down the Kanektok River in Alaska. It is in Togiak wildlife refuge in the Bristol Bay area. We started the trip catching mostly Grayling even though we were attempting to fish for Rainbows and Char (dollies). The Bows and the Char did not appear in numbers until we found the Salmon in the lower river. The fishing was slow during the first few days and the river level was down about 30% from normal. Once we hit the middle section of the river and found Salmon the fishing picked up. The Chums were the real stars. They would fight real hard and put on a show. We got into some big Kings on the lower river but they were hard to find and really hard to land. I tried to fish with a 12 wt. but I would always go back to my 10 wt because it was so much more enjoyable to cast. I tried a lot of different flys and line combinations. Each day one or two patters seemed to work best. The Egg Sucking Leach and Alaskaboo stuff did not work as well as some of the smaller simple and sparse patterns. On the funny side, the funniest story about the trip (although not at the time) is about a necessary biological task in the woods when there are hundreds of hungry mosquitoes ready to pounce. There I am, pants around my ankles, Mosquitoes attempting to bite parts of my body not mentionable and my TP rolls into a wet puddle. What seemed like an eternity went by as I am swatting Mosquitoes and peeling little chunks of TP simultaneously. The joys of fishing in the wild!