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Newbie looking for advice

Postby njbeast » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:47 pm

Just retired and always wanted to backpack...so here goes nothing. I am 52 years young and am trying to plan my first adventure with a buddy who also has little trail time. We went up to Levitt Lake last year for a couple of days fishing and I loved being off the beaten trail, as it were. Caught lots of stunted Brookies and a few rainbows. Heard there might be Golden hybreds in Koenig.

My buddy and I are looking to start with a couple days on the trail with lots of fishing. I have been lurking for a couple of days and have thoroughly enjoyed many of the posts, particularly those involving fishing. We initially thought of driving to Levitt lake and then hiking to Koenig and Latopie Lake...maybe hit Ski Lake also. Looks like pretty easy hikes and pleanty of fish.

Also thought of Roosevelt, Secret and maybe Poore Lake...again...at least Roosevelt and Secret from 108 seems easy.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Like I said we are newbies but have spent lots of time hiking on trails. Plan on taking a class this winter to learn navigation skills.//and lots of research.
Thanks,
Beast



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Re: Newbie looking for advice

Postby balzaccom » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:26 pm

If you like those areas, then I'd also suggest you look at Fremont Lake and the climb up to Cinko Lake. I was there early this season (4th of July weekend) and had a wonderful time, caught some nice fish, and didn't see another soul.

You can find info about the trip, as well as a list of all the trips we've taken, by highway, on our website.

And let me know what you're thinking---you have plenty of time to plan this one!
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

Postby njbeast » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:58 pm

Thanks...I accessed your sight the other day and got some great ideas and super helpful info...don't know if you hear this much but thanks for sharing all your information...it really got me excited. I will check out your recommendations. I really liked the idea about the rod tube. I have a 4wt. sage rod I was going to take. I am thinking about bringing a spinning reel tooo...have to see if one is compatible with my Sage.
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

Postby balzaccom » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:04 am

Thaks for the kind words about the site...

One thing you might try with your spinning reel...skip the first guide on the rod, and just start with the second one. Sometimes that makes the reel work a little better.
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

Postby Snow Nymph » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:30 pm

Congratulations on retiring! :D
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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