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Fly Fishing Camp Trip — Big Pine Lakes

A Fly Fishing camp trip to Big Pine Lakes.

Fly Fishing Camp Trip — Big Pine Lakes

A Fly Fishing camp trip to Big Pine Lakes.

Event Details

Guided by

Sydney Cortright


02:00pm - 11:00am


August 10, 2024

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About Sydney Cortright

Sydney is a California native with Montana roots. She picked up fly fishing by following in her late father’s footsteps, and this passion has brought her to some of the most beautiful backcountry gems. Officially hooked, she continues to learn new techniques across mountains and oceans and is happy to teach the basics to anyone who’s willing to go on an adventure.


Experience fly fishing the Eastern Sierra’s in streams and alpine lakes on this two night camp trip near Big Pine creek. The group campsite is situated near a creek to practice skills such as reading water, identifying “fishy spots'', and technical casting. After an awesome hike we will experience fishing alpine lakes where we can practice setting hooks, netting fish, releasing fish, and tying on new flies so you can feel confident fly fishing on your own.



  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm – arrive at group site
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Set up campsite / introductions
  • 4:00 pm – Fly fishing equipment review/instruction
  • 5:00pm – Fly fish the creek / pond
  • 7pm – Dinner/lunch prep / fire hangs

  • 7:00am – Be ready to hike to avoid the heat! (have had a quick breaky & lunch and daypack ready to go)
  • 10:00/11:00 a.m. – arrive at the destination of second lake & start fishing!
  • 11:00/12:00 - lunch / swimming / fishing
  • 2:00 p.m. - start to head back down, fish creek if you would like
  • 6:30/7:00 p.m. - group dinner prepared by Syd & Sam & chilling by the fire

  • 8:00 am - casual breakfast - use the stoves if you like!
  • 9:00 am - fish the creek again if you want!
  • 11:00 am - campsite must be clean & check out

  • Trail Information

  • Round trip: Approximately 10 miles
  • Elevation Gain: Approximately 2,000 ft
  • Difficulty: Difficult and Strenuous
  • Elevations above 8,000 ft can be significantly more taxing than at sea level. It’s essential to stay hydrated, replenish your electrolytes, and maintain energy levels by consuming food and snack regularly

  • What's included

    • campsite
    • fly fishing guide
    • fly fishing equipment - fly rods, flies, nets, accessories
    • pre-trip organization & itinerary
    • shared access to safety gear (satellite communicator, first aid kit, water filter, etc.)
    • one group dinner
    • communal campstove and camp grill
    • firewood

    What to bring

    • all sleeping/camping needs
    • proper hiking clothing and shoes
    • meal for arriving evening, quick breakfast for Saturday (instant oats, bars, yogurt, etc.))
    • sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, sun shirt, etc.))
    • Toiletries (cleaning wipes, towels, toilet paper, etc.)
    • shoes that can get wet (Tevas, Chacos, Keens, etc.))
    • fishing license for 3 days or annual license
    • Bug Repellents - Bring what you have and take care of yourself!

    Weather Conditions

    Highs of 95 in the day, lows of 55 at night. Partly cloudy. Be prepared for temperature swings & potential storms especially when hiking and always pack layers & a rain jacket. Mountain weather can change quickly.


    To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants, please review and ensure you meet the following requirements. By registering, you hereby certify that you meet all requirements provided below:

  • Capability to comfortably carry a day pack (10-15 lbs) for 10 miles,
  • Prior experience hiking at high elevations.,
  • A good to excellent overall physical fitness level.
  • No medical conditions or physical limitations that may affect your ability. 5) Familiarity with Leave No Trace principles.
  • CA fishing license & prerequisite USAL course: Intro to Fly Fishing

  • Disclaimer

    Sydney Cortright & Sam Reese are licensed fly fishing guides and outdoor enthusiasts, and Sydney has her wilderness first aid certification. They will make every effort to share their knowledge, provide assistance, and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. They will carry essentials such as a group first aid kit and satellite communicator which enables contact with first responders in case of an emergency. However, ultimate responsibility for your safety and well-being rests with you. Each participant must be prepared for the physical demands of the trip, carry their own gear and supplies, and be able to make informed decisions in a wilderness setting.

    Official meet-up location and further event details to be sent out upon ticket confirmation.