Second time ever on the Upper Kenai River. Last time I got skunked. This time I managed to hook 7 fish and landed 2. Nice chunky rainbows. The largest was probably around 20 inches. Took me over 6 minutes to land it on my 4wt. Most likely due to the fact that I rarely use a flyrod.
I threw everything I had and I got hits on a light pink 6mm bead and a mottled pink 8mm bead. I couldn't buy a hit on flesh flies. I still have not caught anything on them.
It's enjoyable, and on a 4wt, the rainbows definitely battle. I'm still not convinced that this is better than fishing Kings! But cosnidering it's mid October, this is a nice float with potential for decent fish. It certainly is a great fishery for when the Ocean is too rough for feeder kings.
Going to hit it again tomorrow for a half day then i got to run back and put on a tux for the Mayor's Ball...waders and drysuits are so much more comfortable.....