Weight Painting not being able to select bones?

Hello Guys,

The question, how come I can NOT select the bone i want when in weight paint mode? And how do i get it to paint symmetrically?

Took me a while to figure this change (2.8) in selecting bones in weight paint mode: SHIFT-Right Click over the bone you wish to select, and choose from the list. Naming bones helps tremendously.

As for symmetry, at the right side of the Tool Bar (the bar above the 3D view that shows Weight, Radius, etc.) are the x, y, z symmetry buttons. In your case, choose x.

Phil thanks so much yes that is what I was missing!