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can you be more specific on where your going.
It depends on your definition of “high” lakes. I know Barclay Lake usually melts out late april. Theres some other sub 2500′ lakes that most people consider alpine lakes like Lipsy Lake and Trout Lake. That said a true high lake is above 2500′ on the west side. So really you have to wait until may or june.
As far as hooking fish, i dont think it really matters. But isf the hook point is up it will help avoid snags better.
Haha, ya, that wouldn’t be a good sign if they couldn’t indentify their fish. Over all though they seemed like a decent guiding service.
ya, they said it was a dolly around 23″. Caught out of Waptus Lake.
3 peaks outfitter. They talked about a bunch of lakes and creeks in the waptus and cooper lakes area. I had a feeling they were stretching the truth a little with the size fo fish though.
I saw a presentation about the Alpine Lakes Wilderness today at the fly show in bellevue, park lakes was in it and according to them, it does hold fish.
i think fireline ties great knots. so yes i tie the fireline directly to the lure, i use a regular improved clinch knot, the knot cinches very well. I haven’t had any problem with wear and tear on my guides. The only bad thing about fireline is that it does fray easier than mono.
Nice, good selections of flies, cabelas stowaway rod, plenty of leaders, water thermometer(very important), instead of the berkely vanish which really does have horrible breaking strength, gets crystal fireline and put it on you whole reel. The 4lb test has a 1lb mono diameter, and it really seemed a lot stronger than 4lb mono. Plus the lower diameter lets you cast farther. I gotta take a pic of all my gear sometime. Maybe after i get done tying all my flies, 180 down, 375 to go.
I got a TFO Professional Series 3 weight 4pc, and an Echo Clasic 5 weight 4 pc. For my reels i got a really nice spinnign reel, quantum energy pti e10, for my fly reel i got an okuma sierra 4/5 wt.
Ive had a bad experience with the exact rod you have btw, you will DEFINATELY need a hard case for that rod. The cheapest option is to just go to your local Lowes and pick up some PVC tube and buy two caps for each end. Cost about $5 total.
The reel is good, but i would get a new rod. I can’t really reccomend a rod since i just use fly rods for everything.
that a pretty nice lake, ill have to make the trip next year, now that i kno to take the trail less travelled (maybe not but it sure looks less travelled)
wow, i wouold have bet money that that lake is what people would consider a “deep” lake. I guess the bank all of a sudden flattens out.
It looks like the westslope record is the only reachable one for high lake fisherman. Looks like if i want a record i gotta head east a little bit.
I was surprised to see what style of lake that came out of in the video. The bank is close to vertical, well maybe not vertical but its pretty steep. Im guessing due to the depth the fish was able to live long enough to where it could eat other fish. Im guessing there were more than a few small ifsh in that lake. Thats just my guess, i could be completely wrong and the lake is full of insects and thats how it got that big.
Is this a statewide record for cutthroat, or is it a high lakes record? Is it record for a subspecies of cutthroat or just cutthroat in general? Ohh, and where would i be able to look up records for fish like this?
Nice fish, just to let you know, this thread is for fish 20″ and over.