Re: Fishing the John Muir Trail in the High Sierra
I agree on the 5 wt. for wind. It can really blow steady at the higher elevations. In my experience backcountry fish will hit just about anything, even bare hooks. Mid size GRHE's are my favorite nymph in less pressured lakes because they are noticeable from far away. Any visible parachute dry with a WD40/quill midge dropper can work wonders too. This sounds like a blast. Be safe.
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