Mountain Lake Advice

#1
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.

Thanks
Ken
 

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#3
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.
 
#6
Pack a raft or use a fly bobber. To many
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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.

Thanks
Ken