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07-02-2020 10:30 PM
backcountry Congrats on a great trip. Always tough coming down from the mountains, even with mosquitoes.

And great job on getting hooked.
06-29-2020 09:16 PM
one4fishing Hey man good job getting them boys out and about. And fer makin me jealous. Thanks for sharing.
06-29-2020 09:06 PM
TOgden Thanks for the report and photos.

It's been years since my wife and I back packed that country so it brought back some fond memories. We would always wait until about the second week in August and we were able to miss most of the mosquitoes.

The fun thing about the Uintah's is there are so many lakes, so close together, if you don't find fish in one walk 15-20 minutes and try another one.
06-29-2020 04:36 PM
Kwalk3
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Gent's, wanted to drop a line and say thanks. We went up into the Brown Duck Basin and had a ton of fun last week. We left Wednesday morning and horsebacked into Island Lake and set up camp. Stayed til Sunday and came home. My boys were able to get their first fish on fly rods and had an absolute ball. We fished Kidney, Island, Brown Duck, Big Dog, Tworoose, and Rudolph. Caught some beautiful fish and just had a really good time. The mosquitoes were horrendous. We had the most luck on a #14 Adams, but had takers on basically everything recommended. The fish were pretty hungry and weren't to picky, which helped. The colors of the fish were amazing. We kept a few for dinner Saturday night and they were delicious. I attached a few pictures. It was disappointing to have to come down. Beautiful country and was a lot of fun.
Congrats on a successful trip! Looks awesome!
06-29-2020 04:22 PM
USMARINEhuntinfool Gent's, wanted to drop a line and say thanks. We went up into the Brown Duck Basin and had a ton of fun last week. We left Wednesday morning and horsebacked into Island Lake and set up camp. Stayed til Sunday and came home. My boys were able to get their first fish on fly rods and had an absolute ball. We fished Kidney, Island, Brown Duck, Big Dog, Tworoose, and Rudolph. Caught some beautiful fish and just had a really good time. The mosquitoes were horrendous. We had the most luck on a #14 Adams, but had takers on basically everything recommended. The fish were pretty hungry and weren't to picky, which helped. The colors of the fish were amazing. We kept a few for dinner Saturday night and they were delicious. I attached a few pictures. It was disappointing to have to come down. Beautiful country and was a lot of fun.
06-19-2020 11:04 AM
Dizzy Anytime you're fishing near/above treeline, be sure to have an assortment of scud patterns along. If keeping it simple, olive scud in size 12-14 should do the trick. I never head to the mountains without them. Smoky olive scud has been my best producer, especially on brook trout lakes. If you're catching fish with bright colors (and brightly colored flesh), you can be certain that they are on a steady diet of crustaceans... scuds (and sometime Fairy Shrimp).


Everything else you mentioned looks good too. Pretty short menu at that altitude.
06-18-2020 10:54 AM
Kwalk3 I completely agree with everyone else. You'll be well prepared with the array of flies you're packing up there. One of my favorite searching/attractor patterns for anywhere, including high mountain lakes is the goddard's caddis. Just a big juicy looking bug that floats really well.

Let us know how the trip goes.
06-18-2020 09:29 AM
USMARINEhuntinfool Thanks Gents! Knew you guys would have some good info. We're looking forward to it. Should be a ton of fun. The boys are really excited. I'll try and remember to take pics. I'm terrible at documenting things like this so I told my wife I would do better since she's not coming along. Thanks again!
06-17-2020 11:43 PM
Vanilla Great suggestions above. Iíve got nothing more to add, just a second to what youíve been told.
06-17-2020 10:40 PM
Packout We've hit some high mtn lakes the past week. Can't beat renegades. Shine always helps in the lakes. I'd take some bead head hares ears, bead head prince, and bead head pheasant tails- sizes 12-14. Also some epoxy brassies sizes 10-14. Like these: (or other brassies)
https://www.bigyflyco.com/epoxybrass-detail.htm

Also make sure you have some small split shots to get the fly down. A spinning rod and the above flies 2' behind a small filled bubble works well too. And the roll cast is your friend. You probably know all that, but just in case.....
We caught all we wanted on the last high country trips using the above set ups. Good luck.
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