Backpacking and fly fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Hiking deep into the backcountry often lands you right in the middle of some of the most pristine streams, lakes, and beaver ponds unrivaled by anything you’ll find close to a road. And with the luxury of a couple of days or more on your side, to not take advantage of these magical fishing opportunities would be a crime. But bringing a rod, reel, and fishing vest full of fly boxes and other gear can really add pounds (and bulk) to your pack. So what is a backpacking angler to do? Try Tenkara fly fishing!
Backpack fly fishing in Northern Idaho. Slim and Jimbob of NamelessWaters looking for a break from "the real world" take a short pack trip in search of solitude and soul-itude for some cutthroat trout fishing deep in the woods of Northern Idaho. Unfortunately beer makes for a heavy pack! There are only so many luxuries allowed on the trail but that's what makes you appreciate what you have.