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by dryflyin
Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Aqueduct
Replies: 2
Views: 5571

Re: Aqueduct

There are a bunch of flyfishers in the Bakersfield area who fish the aquaduct. You can find their posts on the forums at KernRiverFlyfishing.com .

Fishing the 'duct might make an interesting article for the magazine, by the way.
by dryflyin
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: San Gabriel River
Replies: 6
Views: 9325

Re: San Gabriel River

For flies, I find darker patterns most productive. Bead headed prince nymphs and copper johns work well. On the surface, classic elk hair caddis and Griffith's gnats have been successful for me.
by dryflyin
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: The Good Fight
Topic: Letter Campaign for USFS Enforcement on Kern River
Replies: 0
Views: 4281

Letter Campaign for USFS Enforcement on Kern River

Hi Folks, Spurred by a local guide, Guy Jeans, the folks who flyfish the Kern River have spun up a letter writing campaign to get more law enforcement on the Kern River. Litter and human waste are common on the banks. People camp wherever they please. Poaching is common. They need the Forest Service...
by dryflyin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Non-fishing Report - John Muir Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 12281

Re: Non-fishing Report - John Muir Trail

We set off in the morning at 5:30. The early rise would allow us to beat the crowds on Half Dome. http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp153/oc330cic/2012-08-22%20-%20Sierra%20Club%20WTC%20-%20John%20Muir%20Trail/DSCF3335.jpg http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp153/oc330cic/2012-08-22%20-%20Sierra%20...
by dryflyin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Non-fishing Report - John Muir Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 12281

Re: Non-fishing Report - John Muir Trail

We finally got rained on around 4 PM when a thunderstorm rolled in. Although we were on schedule as far as distance was concerned, I didn't feel like setting up camp in the rain, so we hiked on. In the storm, somehow the two novices got ahead of the leader, and wandered away from us. By the time we ...
by dryflyin
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Non-fishing Report - John Muir Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 12281

Non-fishing Report - John Muir Trail

This is more of a backpacking report, but I do manage to work in a bit of flyfishing. I know many of you are also into backpacking anyways. This trek's goal was to backpack from Mammoth Lakes to Toulumne Meadows and then down to Yosemite Valley. We met up the evening before at Twin Lakes campground....
by dryflyin
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: San Gabriel River
Replies: 6
Views: 9325

Re: San Gabriel River

Both forks are very fishable year round. I slightly prefer the West Fork, and if you're willing to hike a mile or two, you can get into it's catch and release section (above the second bridge crossing). There is a paved road alongside the West Fork, which is mostly closed to all vehicles. The East F...
by dryflyin
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: High Sierra Report - July 31 - August 8, 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 4813

High Sierra Report - July 31 - August 8, 2011

I ended up leading my son's Boy Scout troop on a backpacking trip. I was going anyways, but when the leader had a death in the family, I ended up leading it. There's a whale of a difference between tagging along and leading it. Nonetheless, it was an incredible journey. And I still got to fish more ...
by dryflyin
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Out of State
Topic: Southern Utah?
Replies: 0
Views: 3505

Southern Utah?

I will be taking a family ski vacation to Brian Head, Utah near the end of the year. I thought I might try and get away for a day and cast some flies. Any suggestions on waters? Is it even open season this time of year?

Thanks!!
by dryflyin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Eastern Sierra Backpacking - July/August, 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 22152

Day 5 - The Hike Out

On Day 5, I woke up ready to head home. I'd caught crazy numbers of fish, learned a few things about what works and doesn't work in my gear, and just generally had a nice slow, relaxing time. Overnight, I'd heard some rustling and a distinct snort in camp. Aside from the assorted mice, I was pretty ...
by dryflyin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Eastern Sierra Backpacking - July/August, 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 22152

Day 4

Day 4 started with my new friends heading home. They planned to finish the hike out in 3 hours, which is impressive. Even though it's mostly downhill, it starts with a nasty scramble across a boulder field, and is about 7 miles to the trailhead. My last full day would be spent fishing, mostly on the...
by dryflyin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Eastern Sierra Backpacking - July/August, 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 22152

Day 3

On Day 3 I awoke with a sore throat and upper respiratory tract. A cup of hot fresh drip coffee (Peets) felt really soothing. My plan for today was to move on to another nearby lake, but I had no firm plans. Since the prior evening I had fished the lake immediately above my current site, I thought I...
by dryflyin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Eastern Sierra Backpacking - July/August, 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 22152

Day 2

I woke up on Day 2 and knew I had a little bit of a cold. That helped me feel better about struggling so much on the hike in. Still, nothing too strenuous was in the plan for today. My new found companions were headed off to another lake, while my plans were to fish this lake and one other that was ...
by dryflyin
Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Eastern Sierra Backpacking - July/August, 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 22152

Eastern Sierra Backpacking - July/August, 2010

Again, copying a trip report I posted on another site in hopes of boosting this site up too. As you may have read here, a couple of months ago I took my son's Boy Scout troop to an Eastern Sierra campground. I fished the local creek with a couple of the boys, while others elected to dayhike to some ...
by dryflyin
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: The Good Fight
Topic: Uncomfirmed report of NZMS on Stanislaus
Replies: 1
Views: 3987

Re: Uncomfirmed report of NZMS on Stanislaus

I went to the site suggested above, and found that NZMS has been confirmed in the Stanislaus: Collection site: Stanizlaus River Collection date: 2009 NOV 25 Collector: Jonathan Thompson Mudsnail density: Sparse Contact person: Jonathan Thompson Comments: An individual snail was encountered on the St...

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