Dryrod wrote:I usually fish the western Sierras, but I'm planning a trip in October to the Mono Hot Springs area. Any suggestions as to flies one would be using for brownies and rod wt?
I like a 5 wt for just about everything. There are some big fish up there, so i wouldn't mess with the 3wts or anything. As for patterns, I have had great luck with any Adams pattern up there in the Eastern Sierras. The Irresistable Adams is my personal fav. Small Griffith's Gnats are good for the spooky fish and for midge hatches. Also, Stimulators in a gold to orange color are great for reaction bites. Just skate 'em across the surface and wait for the explosion! As for nymphs, I like the Pheasant Tail, Beadhead Prince, and Copper John. Try a nymph dropper on a big dry. You may be pleasantly suprised, he he. Good luck up there.