Wow! I pretty much have the same setup as Brian (I just ordered the Pflueger President reel today). I carry the same rod (minus the carrying case), and a pair of small hemastats. I have really enjoyed using the rod and hopefully I will enjoy using the reel as well. I am going to try a new rod on a trip I am taking next week, it is a Pucci telescopic rod (recommended by people on these forums).
In Colorado, I seem to have more luck with Panther Martin lures, but I have also had success with Mepps and Kastmasters.
To cook fish, I usually just take some pieces of aluminum foil, a small dropper bottle of olive oil, and some small salt a pepper packets. I clean the fish, put a little olive oil, salt, and pepper on the meat, wrap it in the foil, and hold it above the fire for a little while. You may have to try it a couple of times to get a feel for the timing, but it has worked well for me.
As far as the smell goes, I usually try to cook and clean my fish far away from my campsite. I also try to avoid (and I think Brian mentioned using a microfiber towel for this) wiping my hands on my clothes after touching fish.
Happy fishing! :-)