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Old 04-29-2016, 01:42 PM
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Sierra Nevada Flies

I am going backpacking in the Sierra Nevada at the end of August and I need to start tying for the group of us. I planned on the standard Arizona flies that I normally keep on hand. Can any one think of anything else I should add?

Hares Ears
Pheasant Tails
Zebra Midges
Elk Hair Caddis
Hoppers
Stimulators
Gnats

We are doing the Rae Lakes loop from Onion Valley. It should be around 50 miles in 5 days. 2 almost 12000 foot passes.

I always seem to wait till the last minute to tie for trips and want to avoid that this time around.

Much thanks.

Scott
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:01 PM
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I would definitely take some form of a leech pattern.
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Old 04-29-2016, 06:55 PM
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Ants and royal wulffs? 2nd on the leeches.
Good luck and bring back some pics. Been wanting to do that area for a while.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:30 AM
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Sierra Bright Dots and Royal Coachmen were the "go to" flies for me when I was in the Sierra. I really miss the place. Please send pictures!
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:42 AM
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Ants and stimis. All the big (relative term) fish I caught were on stimis. If you're fishing any small creeks size 18 mayfly and caddis fly stuff. Those fish don't have a big window to eat, so if it's on the surface they aren't shy about eating it.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:31 PM
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late in the season I have had good luck with small caddis (18 & 20s), midges / trichos,

Big stuff will still work but often late in the season they get a bit pickier a lot of times the small stuff saves the day
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:03 PM
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All good suggestions.. yes on the leeches. I forgot that in my original post.

Any one have any info on goldens in that area? Most pics I have seen were brookies which is fine. To get into some goldens would be fantastic.

Thanks all!
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:06 AM
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I've had some good success with terrestrial patterns - so I'll second the ants and hoppers. I also like the dry/dropper route - use an elk hair caddis and suspend a midge or mayfly emerger underneath. You can actually target the cruising fish that way and it's a ton of fun. Don't neglect inlets and outlets - the moving water can be very good with high floating hoppers - let 'em make a big noise when it lands on the water.
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