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  • May 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm #578795 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    9 days; is just about outside my comfort zone.  i’ve been out longer, but always a few days from a well stocked base camp.

    this time, it is packing in, packing out.  for what?  for trout.  i think my younger brother just got out of a relationship..and “needs to talk”, or have some “guy time”.  either way, he really pressured me to go, when my friend offered up an invitation.  i’ll be there to listen and offer big bro advice if needed.

    for the local guys, we are going into the Sierras, the Golden Trout wilderness area.  i have hunted this area before, but we took in horses.  there are LOTS of trout, but i am a awful fisherman.  my group caught 30-40 fish, and i got zero last time.  i am that bad.  ZERO, while standing next to a guy that says…”whoa..got another one..feels big!”..

    gear i have.  just found out i need a bear canister.  i’ll share one with my brother..take turns carrying it.  i’ve lightened up my tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad..by half.

    food for 9 days is crazy.  i hope we catch fish and eat lots..but i still have to take in food just in case..still working out dinner.

    anyone ever cook a trout on a stick over a fire?  hate to have to bring in a pan.  i want to go light!  i am not a super strong hiker.

    any tips?  pep talk?

    cliff

    May 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm #578796 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i was told my line was too visible last time.  this time i got 2-lb, flour-clear from P-line.  it feels and looks like a spider web.
    May 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm #578813 Back to Top REPORT
    rich_r
    Rich_R

    Age: 42
    Joined: 9/16/2010
    Location: MD
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    P-Line is good I use it for bass fishing on my rods.I’m not familiar with fishing in that area.I used to do alot of trout fishing and the only advice I can give you is if they are native fish (not stocked) they are very very spooky fish. Cast light and move slow oh did I mention they are SPOOKY.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    Monster 6, DL 28.5 DW 72#, QAD UltraRest HDX Lost Camo, HHA DS-XL5519, Carbon Tech Panthers, G5 Strikers 100gr
    May 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm #578821 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    Yea I am taking camo gear. Stealth.
    May 24, 2013 at 10:59 am #578866 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    Fish holder

    Bass Pro fish holder works great and is very light weight and you can cut other things as well with it over a fire.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by bow-drawn Bow Drawn.
    May 25, 2013 at 1:19 am #578915 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Shoot me a pm… I can help you figure out the fly fishing angle if you want to try that as opposed to flinging bait.  I believe you are close enough to make it work…
    May 29, 2013 at 10:40 am #579366 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    thanks FATS.  generous offer.  i got my pack to just a few ounces shy of 35lbs..and i am damn happy about that.  i’ll just pack my 6.5′ UL spinning and call it good.

    while i have probably taken hundreds of bass, i bet i have taken 15 trout in my life.  me and trout, we just cant get it together.  hoping this trip changes the odds.

    again thanks.  i’ll focus on the dumb trout for now.  later, fly-fishing is an option.

    June 12, 2013 at 1:22 pm #580960 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i’m back!!  legs are sore.  i lost 9 lbs, and my brother lost 14.  we CRUSHED the trout.  my first cast with my brandnew UL rod and reel (i hate spinning gear) was a snag into a tree.  DUH!  my second cast got me my first brook trout.  yeehaw!

    i friend took us in on horses 20 miles.  i almost hugged him.  but we had to hike out 35 miles over some of the gnarliest terrain.  we were the first in, so the first leg out and further in was all cross country with NO TRAIL!  we were boulder hopping, climbing over blow downs.  it was ugly.  we simply went from trout spot to trout spot.   one spot was at 11,000 feet.

    we got 5 species.  Brook, Rainbow, Brown, some hybrid rainbow, and golden trout.  5 species!!

    this was by far the best pack trip of my life.  i really broke in my hunting boots.

    P1000437P1000442_2

    June 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm #580962 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Question is, would you do it again next year?
    June 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm #580970 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    heck yes!!  i loved it.

    i bet we caught 500 trout.  i was the least successful fisherman, and i got at least 80!..a few days i didnt fish but sat and watched the scenery.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by vash vash.
    June 13, 2013 at 10:15 am #581034 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    {#emotions_dlg.misc_fishing} does a body good. That’s a bunch of stinking trout. Next year’s gear list start now.    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}
    June 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm #581058 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
    Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
    Outstanding Vash!  That sounds like an epic trip!
    June 14, 2013 at 10:45 am #581116 Back to Top REPORT

    Whitetail Addict

    Joined: 10/8/2008
    That sounds awesome. Congrats on the trout!
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