I do have plans to explore the trout waters south on hwy 97 this year, but the plan has been stillwater stuff. The rivers of SC Oregon are rather daunting what with all the private property, private ramps, migratory trout, and stories of difficult fishing. Maybe a guided trip should be in my future. It'll probably take years off the learning curve when it comes to the K basin rivers. In the meanwhile I'm going to show some soft hackles to my local Deschutes redsides instead of nymphing when the fish aren't taking dries.
"Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers." - Roderick Haig-Brown