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    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    Preparing for a Sierra High Route thru hike in a few weeks…

    Does the rod come with me?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Yes!

    The SHR takes backcountry angling to a new level.

    I’d rather carry a few ounces of tenkara gear for nothing than be struck by the perfect fishing opportunity and not be able to take it.

    And the beauty of tenkara: 9’3″ Iwana is 2 ounces.

     

     

     

    #3753425
    Ratatosk
    BPL Member

    @ratatosk

    Just wrapping up a week at Henry’s Fork, here.

    I’ve never gone the tenkara route, but for less than five ounces, that’s a no-brainer. I bet those mountain fish aren’t epicures, way up there.

    #3753426
    jscott
    BPL Member

    @book

    Locale: Northern California

    I had trouble casting a fly far enough out into a lake, especially when there was wind, to get good results. The most successful fisherpersons that I’ve seen in the Sierra used a weighted line/spoon to cast WAY out and then slowly reel in. One guy I met on the way in to a lake was collecting grasshoppers. At the lake, he uses a floater and weight to cast way out with the grasshopper and then just left the pole on a rock. Half an hour later he’d come back and have a fish on the line. Not very sporting. But then he shared his fish with me that night. I definitely approved.

    I grew up fly fishing on rivers, so lake fishing is an unknown to me. You probably know all this or have better skills. I suppose casting distance with a Tenkara takes skill.

    #3753434
    brian H
    BPL Member

    @b14

    Locale: Siskiyou Mtns

    on THAT route i reckn i’d b too tired to fish by days’ end. but Boy how nice to eat a couple 8″ brookies & what great fuel for the next days miles. have a gr8 hike Wisner & pls post some pix.

    #3753440
    Bruce Tolley
    BPL Member

    @btolley

    Locale: San Francisco Bay Area

    Yes. Take the fishing gear and plan the time into the route itinerary.

    There are few things tastier than fresh caught brook trout in the backcountry.

    #3753443
    Jon Fong
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    It’s not the fishing gear but the fry pan that will add weight (but well worth it)!

    #3753444
    Bruce Tolley
    BPL Member

    @btolley

    Locale: San Francisco Bay Area

    The fry pan could serve also as the bowl/plate.  There have been some titanium wire grills sold on BPL over the years that serve for broiling steaks and fish over coals. My grill is from Zia Fabrications:

    http://www.qiwiz.net/ZiaGrills2014.html

    and there is the butter or olive oil…

     

    #3753452
    W I S N E R !
    BPL Member

    @xnomanx

    As wonderful as fried trout is, I will likely poach and/or do fish soup to keep the mess and gear to a minimum.

     

    #3753460
    Alex Wallace
    BPL Member

    @feetfirst

    Locale: Sierra Nevada North

    Absolutely bring the gear! You’ll pass by so many prime opportunities it would be torture not to. Plus, it will give you a reason to slow down and spend time at spots you may otherwise just walk past. I’m jealous. Enjoy!

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