I love fishing in the high mountains. I feel like it adds so much to the experience of backpacking. In fact, though I only learned to fly fish in 2005, I cannot remember backpacking without it.
Backpacker Magazine has a very simple intro to fly fishing that I enjoyed. If you are interested in taking up the hobby, head on over and take a look. 10 simple tricks! An example:
1. WATCH FIRST If the trout are eating on the surface, use a dry fly that mimics the size and color of the insects. Use nymphs to go after deep-feeding fish. In small streams that lack flying insects, trout eat ants, beetles, spiders, crickets and other creepy crawlies. Cast flies that look like them.