Mountain Lake Advice

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by ken2cross, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. ken2cross

    ken2cross Member

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    If you were to hike into a 3,000 foot or so elevation mountain lake west of the Cascades and had no local knowledge of that particular lake (other than it contains trout.) What fly patterns would you bring with. I'm thinking of Adams, Elk Hair Cadis, (some wets but not sure which ones )or ??? I can't bring tying supplies because I already have a pack that's too heavy.

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    Ken
     
  2. Snopro

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    Carpenter Ant pattern can be excellent.
     
  3. fly-by

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    Carey special is a good prospecting fly for most mountain lakes. If it's a less accessible lake they are generally not that picky on patterns. Even at 3k feet it's a short growing season and they have to eat.
     
  4. Jerry Metcalf

    Jerry Metcalf FishyJere

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    They eat a lot of chironomids up there and the callibeatis ought to be coming off mid day.
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Soft hackles, prince nymph, gold bead head prince nymph, Adams dries, wooly buggers.
     
  6. Caveman

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    Pack a raft or use a fly bobber. To many
    Bushes

     

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