A fishing buddy from another forum, Oldman and I just returned home from a 4 day/3 night back country fishing and camping trip. I had a really good time, but it sure is good to be home. After I took a nice long shower, I felt almost human again.
Overall, the fishing was pretty slow, but we did manage to catch some decent fish. It was about 50/50 on the dry versus the nymph. Most strikes were subtle, a quick hookset was critical. I lost a bunch of fish due to slow reaction. Oldman outfished me at least 3 - 1.
The ride over.
The hike in.
After setting up camp and chatting with our camp neighbors, we set off the do some fishing.
The catching was slow, but we did manage to get enough for supper. Campfire roasted trout was a nice treat.
Day 2 started with a bit of a hike as we decided to head much farther upstream. We were on a mission to catch some trout, but we did stop long enough to "smell the roses".
Oldman managed one brown and one brook, and about 25 rainbows, completing his slam.
Day 3 we decided to head farther downstream. We met this guy on the trail. I took a quick picture of him and I think I made him angry. He quickly turned around, raised his head, and started rattling. We decided we would let him have the trail all to himself. We walked around, giving him plenty of room.
Our camp mascot visited every morning and every evening.
While waiting for our boat ride back, we had some company.
It was a good trip, and as I stated, the fishing was really slow. We had fun and I look forward to my next back country adventure.