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Postby buzzhackle » August 24th, 2012, 4:35 pm

Hi, Folks,

Just wanted to say hi. I'm pretty new to flyfishing and this looked like a cool board so I registered to see if I couldn't pick up some fishing wisdom and, hopefully, contribute some of my own eventually. Anyway I,m going to be backpacking up to the Mt. Whitney backcountry and was wondering if anyone had any advice along the lines of techniques and fly selection, especially for the high country lakes. Peace.

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Postby stanbery » August 24th, 2012, 6:55 pm

Welcome aboard.

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Postby Fishfreak911 » August 24th, 2012, 10:47 pm

Welcome buzzhackle! That should be a great trip. Almost any of the waters will be holding plenty of hungry fish. I have never been up in that specific arfea, so I can't comment on specifics, but I know you'll get em. Those high alpine trout only have so much summer available to feed. Please report back to teh board. We LOVE pics! Especially backpacking trips!

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Postby 1mocast » August 25th, 2012, 12:42 pm

Welcome Buzz...
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Postby Wildman » August 25th, 2012, 4:47 pm

Welcome to the forum!

There is a lot of good information on high country tactics located here...

Here is a map of the Whitney area and what is working

Pretty much any dry fly will work in the streams and creek. Streamers are always a good bet at the lakes.

Post a trip are always great and let us know how you did.
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Postby WanderingBlues » August 26th, 2012, 8:02 am

Welcome to the forum Buzz.
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