>What I discovered is that I did'nt fish as much as I would have liked
>due to long days and being tired.
Actually our experience on JMT was somewhat similar. I though we'd
make camp in time to do a little fishing. The reality was we
usually arrived in time for dinner. We did take 2 days off and fished
those days. I have used my fly rod in all places, in fact I only take
the fly rod now. I used to take both a fly and spinning rod. At
Hitchcock Lakes I caught the same sized fish as my two sons using it.
I also had a bigger one on but it got away, REALLY. The truth tho is
on big lakes the spinning rod has a slight advantaghe in being able to
fish deeper than a fly. However, the fly rod is a lot more fun.