I have just finished guiding a week with some very proficient fly casters.  The spey rod was their tool of choice, and frankly I was a bit concerned about how the days would go as I choreographed casts to target waters that required being in my drift boat.  It took short minutes to figure out how to efficiently spey cast from the decks of my drift boat.  I don’t think I have ever covered so much water in as thorough a fashion as by combining strategic boat placement with precise spey casting.  I thoroughly enjoyed the days being on the water with two steelheaders that are on top of the game.  Did I say that the casting was devine?   Check this out.  I have actual photographic evidence of the source of the cast.
Klamath River Rafting Trip

On a side note, the competition for the best fly box collection was ramped up to a new level this week.  We couldn’t even fit all of Dwayne’s boxes on the log to stage this photo.

The fishing over the last few days has been tough.  Weather conditions were ideal, but the bite was a bit off.  To make it even tougher, our largest fish always seemed to be one shake of the head, one jump to the sky and one charge to the boat ahead of us.  The biggest fish we had on the hook, were never put in the net.   Oh well,  the day’s were filled with classic steelhead adrenaline adventure and Fall magic.

The Klamath is stable at 2100cfs in Orleans, river temps are 56 degrees, skys are filled with partial clouds, and the leaves are brilliant yellow, orange, and reds.   Our typical days over the week have produced 6-15 half pounders and 0 – 3 adults.  Till later, Doug