The Klamath River Rondy is on!
Last year's first outing was basically a "bust" as 7 fishermen caught only a "handful" of fish. Five years of drought has hit this fishery pretty hard, and a forest fire nearby prevented us from covering portions of the river. That's fishing! But having an outing with 7 club members and staying at Spey Gee was great.
We are not expecting this coming season to be great, but the conditions should certainly be better! Who knows? All it would take is for a nice "pulse" of fish to move through when we are there! In any event, the Klamath is a beautiful river in a really wild section of California.
For this Klamath Steelhead Rondy, we will be staying in cabins at the Spey Gee resort, which is located about 1/4 mile below the Weitchpec Bridge. These cabins overlook what could be the best water in the entire system.
From the resort there are a lot of options: we can fish the water below the resort, drive a short distance to the lower Trinity, head upstream towards Orleans, or drive 10 miles downriver to Young's Bar. This is some of the best fly fishing water anywhere and we usually have the river to ourselves.
This can be a walk & wade trip, or a float trip, or both. We will have kayaks for four anglers, or anyone can bring their own kayak or pontoon boat. There will be a pre-meeting (TBD) to discuss these options, as well as logistics, lodging, gear, etc.
This is a cast, swing, mend, and hang-on rondy. Long casts are a plus. Either 6-8 wt single hand rods, or 6-7wt spey rods, with floating lines are recommended. Waders, boots with felt or studded soles, and wading staffs are required.
This Rondy is for experienced anglers ONLY and is NOT for current participants in the Learn to Fly Fish Program or other beginners.
The fee for this Rondy is a non-refundable $25. Other expenses are your travel costs, lodging, and food -- plus perhaps a water shuttle during a float trip. Don't forget to bring a 2017 Steelhead card in addition to your California fishing license.
For additional information, contact: Don Forbes 415-717-2312 firstname.lastname@example.org