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That sounds really really good.

Christmas Island is definitely on my bucket list.

In general, anyplace in the salt I can sight cast at fish in water so shallow they can't keep their backs in the water.
Branch out man - try fighting salmon and steelhead in a fast moving river. You can thank me later.
 

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Huge wilderness area in N.E. MN. It is an amazing place and very remote.

In 1978 our family was vacationing there and we ended up talking to a guy and he snapped some pictures and then he sent us a story he wrote - it was in National Geographic magazine.
Sounds and looks like a place you could disappear into and happily go full Jeremiah Johnson for the rest of your life.
 

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a purely fishing trip with ... family...
First choose the type of fishing and what for,
then just where is the "BEST" place to make it happen.

Personally, a spring trip.. I'd give lemaymiami a call and ask him what he had to offer that time of year.
Sight fishing southern Florida is about as exciting as it gets.

Alaska is the other, but I only go in September or October.

Those two spots when you hit them right still have some unbelievably good fishing, fly/spin/cast or deep sea.
 

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King salmon on fly is a completely different and epic game from any other freshwater fishing, makes it hard to ever want to catch trout again
I grew up learning to fly fish for trout. Then I moved to steelhead and around 8 I was fishing for salmon. I can not tell you how many times I was pulled into the rivers filling my wader with water until I got big enough to handle the fish. As I spent many years fishing for them I learned a huge secret to catching them and then it no longer was fishing but catching.

Steelhead are called the fish of a million casts for a reason.
 

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Sounds and looks like a place you could disappear into and happily go full Jeremiah Johnson for the rest of your life.
There are guys who solo trip out there for months at a time and only come back in for supplies. 2 million acres of forest and fish
 

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I'm hoping to go on a purely fishing trip with my dad and brother this spring, and there are so many places I want to go. We're pretty much limited to North America and I really want to hear what other people would want to do or what trips you have gone on and loved.
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I grew up learning to fly fish for trout. Then I moved to steelhead and around 8 I was fishing for salmon. I can not tell you how many times I was pulled into the rivers filling my wader with water until I got big enough to handle the fish. As I spent many years fishing for them I learned a huge secret to catching them and then it no longer was fishing but catching.
Yep, I went 7 for 30 across two days. Got by butt handed to me by more than half of the ones I hooked
 

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Just got back from a last minute trip to Meeteetsie. Hunted mallards on the Greybull and chukar away from the river. Wasn't quite pheasant season yet. Figure I'll try fishing next time. What could I have caught in the Greybull?
 

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You looking to catch some specific fish of a lifetime, or generally enjoy time with your family while fishing? Is it more about the trip or the fish? How mobile is your father?

What month are you considering spring?
 

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Wow 23 countries to choose from. For me it would be Alaska. Was there once and it just blew me away with so much untouched still by humans.
 

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Alaska. Sign up for one of those week long fly in trips where they drop you off and give you a map and a boat.
 

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Depends on time of year, but I would have to choose between:
first week of June in Alaska to throw mice
Espiritu Santo Bay
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Just got back from a last minute trip to Meeteetsie. Hunted mallards on the Greybull and chukar away from the river. Wasn't quite pheasant season yet. Figure I'll try fishing next time. What could I have caught in the Greybull?
Shhhhhh
 
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