WFF board member IHFISH and I walked into a couple high lakes today. It was foggy and cool. There were patches of snow and the ground was soggy. I fished my 8'6" Phillipson Power Pakt, a Hardy Uniqua reel and some scottish wet flies..
The first lake had brilliantly spotted cutts. A size 14 Bibio and a size 12 Invicta worked well.
The second lake had cutts with red streaks along their stomach. Maybe unspawned? These fussy fish were taking tiny chironomids on the surface. They wanted a size 14 Black Nymph or Bibio dropped on the rise rings with a floating line and a light leader.
Saw cars spilled out to the freeway at the Talpus Lake trailhead on the way home. We saw noone. It pays to get off the beaten track.