Bishop Fly Fishing

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McQuade Outdoors
Nov 24, 2005
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Did my annual climbing trip to bishop for thanksgiving, but this time i carved out 1 day to fly fish. The advice was to stay near town due to snow and water levels so thats what i did. Fished a green rabbit hair midge with a green fluorescent bead under a 2-3 leader to an indicator. Didn't fish 2 flys since I'm not great at this yet and having 2 flys is twice the chance to get stuck during a cast. I could see large schools of stocked trout in the pools and with 0 people around, it was a lot easier. Fished a stretch that was 300-400ft long and landed ~15 fish total for 2-3 hours. A local guide stopped by to check things out (gave me some pointers and took some photos instead of pulling his rod out) said that he averages 15-18 an hour, but i was happy with what i got. Biggest fish was maybe 13" most were 8-10". Someday I'll go spend a month or so exploring all the creeks and streams up there.



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Jose Caballero
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how was the climbing, where'd you go?

I've spent about 20 summers in the Sierra so we've got some good people up there, send me a PM if you ever need leads (both hobbies).
 
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Tunahead

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    Cool report and pics...and nice lil' trout. Fun times!!! LOL Was that a catch and release/barbless hook zone?
     
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    McQuade Outdoors

    McQuade Outdoors
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    how was the climbing, where'd you go?

    I've spent about 20 summers in the Sierra so we've got some good people up there, send me a PM if you ever need leads (both hobbies).
    I mostly climb in the milks, working through my projects there. There was a bit too much snow outside of town to fish but hopefully ill be back once its dry's out an ill have to see if you've got any pointers.
     
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    Wandering Blues

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    At least the guide was cool. I could tell a hella story about me mixing it up with Tom Lowe one day. What a douche he was.
     
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    McQuade Outdoors

    McQuade Outdoors
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    At least the guide was cool. I could tell a hella story about me mixing it up with Tom Lowe one day. What a douche he was.
    Funny, he spoke about a few guides up there that aren't very cool and act like they own spots.
     
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    BlueFinGrin

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    Did my annual climbing trip to bishop for thanksgiving, but this time i carved out 1 day to fly fish. The advice was to stay near town due to snow and water levels so thats what i did. Fished a green rabbit hair midge with a green fluorescent bead under a 2-3 leader to an indicator. Didn't fish 2 flys since I'm not great at this yet and having 2 flys is twice the chance to get stuck during a cast. I could see large schools of stocked trout in the pools and with 0 people around, it was a lot easier. Fished a stretch that was 300-400ft long and landed ~15 fish total for 2-3 hours. A local guide stopped by to check things out (gave me some pointers and took some photos instead of pulling his rod out) said that he averages 15-18 an hour, but i was happy with what i got. Biggest fish was maybe 13" most were 8-10". Someday I'll go spend a month or so exploring all the creeks and streams up there.



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    Fly Fishing along CA 395 throughout the Eastern Sierra never disappoints.
     
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