Winter in the Middle of July

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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by riverwalker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:00 pm

Thanks for the TR. Need to get out and wet a line now!








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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by RiseToADry » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:53 pm

windknot wrote:Excellent report and beautiful photos! Both your writing and your images expertly convey the pure joy of exploring and especially fishing for trout in the High Sierra.

On a slightly different note, I've been curious for a handful of years now but haven't remembered to ask you yet -- what kind of camera do you use when backpacking? The lens appears to have a pretty wide angle, which to this untrained eye seems to help even more to emphasize the vastness of the Sierra.
Thanks for the compliments. I've used your blog extensively in my planning over the years - this one is no exception.

The last two years I've used a Sony A6000 with a 10-18mm f4 lens. It is ultra wide angle which is awesome for landscapes. It's a great backpacking setup because it is small and fairly light compared to DSLRs (1.5lbs all in) but has a lot of horsepower so to speak. Good quality to weight ratio.

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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by windknot » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:07 am

Nice. I traded in my Sony NEX-5R mirrorless compact system recently for an iPhone SE (more all-around utility while sacrificing some photo quality) but am thinking about picking up a used Panasonic Lumix LX-3 or LX-5 expressly for the purpose of wide, sweeping landscape shots and perspective-enhancing fish macros.
You can read a few backcountry reports here: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/

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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by wildhiker » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:17 am

My Panasonic Lumix LX-3 (my only camera) has been going great and taken probably 20,000 photos since I got it in 2009. The sharp wide-angle lens and wide aperture (f/2) is great, but I do miss not having any telephoto capability. It only has the 35mm equivalent zoom of 24 to 60 mm.
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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by tie » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:09 pm

I don't fish and find this not-naming thing a bit weird. Doesn't everyone recognize these photos? Thanks very much for the trip report!

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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by rlown » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:16 pm

tie wrote:I don't fish and find this not-naming thing a bit weird. Doesn't everyone recognize these photos? Thanks very much for the trip report!
Given this is an open access internet site, and some of us who do fish don't want to return the next year or two and see 2-5 other parties stacked up at the spots. If the spot isn't named, its better for the fish and the future. The internet is too easy to use to ID places.

Some may not be stewards of the resources...

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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by windknot » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:26 am

wildhiker wrote:My Panasonic Lumix LX-3 (my only camera) has been going great and taken probably 20,000 photos since I got it in 2009. The sharp wide-angle lens and wide aperture (f/2) is great, but I do miss not having any telephoto capability. It only has the 35mm equivalent zoom of 24 to 60 mm.
-Phil
Yeah, I had an LX-3 for a handful of years and honestly think I liked it better as an all-purpose backpacking point-and-shoot than the Sony NEX-5N I replaced it with.
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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by windknot » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:28 am

tie wrote:I don't fish and find this not-naming thing a bit weird. Doesn't everyone recognize these photos? Thanks very much for the trip report!
Yup, the point of sharing photos but not names is so that all readers can identify the trip location, while keeping this thread from being indexed and thus searchable when fishing-minded folks troll the internet for recent reports on "XYZ Specific Lakes." It's how we fisherfolk have decided to share with the community while limiting sharing with the entire worldwide web, so now everyone else just humors us.
You can read a few backcountry reports here: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/

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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by jorrflv » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:25 pm

It is great to see you back... Remember we met at "an unnmaed lake". We were the group of 4 - 2 Father Daughter pairs. We saw you catch one of those goldens. Awesome trip report!

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Re: Winter in the Middle of July

Post by thebacs » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:58 pm

It is great to see you back... Remember we met at "an unnmaed lake". We were the group of 4 - 2 Father Daughter pairs. We saw you catch one of those goldens. Awesome trip report!
Wow, so cool you posted here. We trust your trip was successful and everyone is safely home with amazing memories. While we were impressed with the dads, obviously the two girls were who we talked about for the rest of the day. Would love to here how the rest of your trip went. (PS - I'm the dad on that trip)

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