My buddy has been making me very jealous this week with his reports from Pinedale horseback trip. He said they were fishing primarily stimulators on the streams and tan EHC on the stillwaters. He said they caught more 18 to 22" rainbows and cutthroats than he could count. They also fished one lake around 10,000' where they were crushing 12" goldens on a small streamer. Some also had some luck with hoppers and beetles, but they rarely took the time to change flies unless one managed to break them off. They were probably averaging 50 fish/day for each person through the majority of the trip.
I am still waiting for him and his buddy to share some pics. One of the guys is a Nikon DSLR guy like me, and he took around 1000 pictures over the 6 days. So, I can't wait to see the results.
He said they were more cautious on this trip than on previous trips due to the aggressive bear activity farther north. However, they never encountered the first bear, moose, or elk the entire time.
This is a trip I would love to go on, but I just need to convince my wife that it is a better idea to do this instead of laying by the beach in the Caribbean for the same price....