decided this is the year you your buddies have always dreamed about, a fly in
fishing trip? Now unless you are going the five star route, here are some
things you should consider, especially if you are going to an outpost camp.
Check to see
the size of the motors on the boat and if they have electronics on them. At an
outpost camp, the chances are not good.
On a recent
trip to Harrop Lake Outpost, I made sure to bring my Humminbird depthfinder
with a battery and charger, the same one I use for ice fishing. I also brought
along my transducer bracket, an adjustable one that allowed me to fit the
transom of the boat I would be fishing from. As it turned out this was an
invaluable tool in the finding the deep pockets in a shallow river that was
holding the fish. If I hadn‘t been marking the fish on my depthfinder, we would
not have spent the time trying to get them to bite, which they did in the end.
you are on a new body of water, it pays to cover water by trolling. Unfortunately
it can be pretty tough running a motor and trying to hold on to you rod, never
mind tiring. So before the trip, I bought a really good quality clamp on holder
by Eagle Claw. This is the best portable rod holder I have seen.
It was funny
but when I showed up at the float plane base, my clients on this trip did not
have most of the rods in a case. On longer trips, this is a recipe for disaster
since there is not guarantee they will get there in one piece. Luckily there
was no damage to any of them. I have seven rod cases of different sizes, one
that will hold a seven foot, one piece rod. I also have a reel case to protect
this valuable equipment.
a good dry bag equipped with raingear, rubber boots, warm clothes, lighter and
other stuff to keep you safe in case you get stranded for a bit or an
unexpected storm blows up.
PACKING: I spend about four hours
choosing which tackle I will bring along and fine tune it into one small
stackable soft sided pack. This pack will hold five medium sized trays and on
this particular trip I had jigs, some spoons and various pike tackle along with
some crankbaits. In the top of the pack I had various power baits and other
plastics, including some nice swim baits for pike.
TOOLS: Don‘t forget your tools;
pliers, scissors, jaw spreaders etc. that will make your life a lot easier. I
sometimes bring a net, but I didn‘t have to on this trip, Jacksons made sure to
have two different type of nets, a rubber one for walleye and a nice big soft
mesh for the pike or big fish in general.
For a great
fly in trip check out Jacksons Outposts at www.jacksonslodge.com
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