Re: Fly fishing the JMT
- --- In johnmuirtrail@y..., packless <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> After all the good suggestions about resupply, I will toss outI can't speak for the JMT, but I can relate from another hike. I took
> another question.
> Should I pack along a fly rod?
> I suppose if I was more skilled with the fly rod, it might help with
> my resupply.
a pack fly rod along when my son and I hiked the Tahoe Yosemite Trail
(TYT). It's 187 miles. What I discovered is that I did'nt fish as much
as I would have liked due to long days and being tired. Fly fishing is
also more limited in where you can fish and the setup time is longer.
The change I made is that I bought an inexpensive ($50) combo spin/fly
rod. I have a small box of lures/bait/etc, along with a fly reel and
box of flys. This way I get more fishing because of the flexibility.
Hope this helps.
>What I discovered is that I did'nt fish as much as I would have likedActually our experience on JMT was somewhat similar. I though we'd
>due to long days and being tired.
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.