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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2015, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Clearwater River In December

Good day knowledgeable gents, I am planning a trip to the clearwater river in December, and am curious as to where I should be focusing on that river as there are 60 miles of fishable water, or whether it matters. Will be a walk and wade trip with up to 4 anglers and two vehicles.

Any information is appreciated, aswell recommended potential patterns and town names would be appreciated so we can plan accomadations. (if i can also get away with not using a skagit and maybe a winter authority 55 or even fall favourite 70, insight would be appreciated)

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There are actually more like 75 miles of fishable water and no it doesnt matter. Explore. Orofino is where most people stay. Bring flies from 1/0 to 6 most likely.

That being said. The river can be very unpredictable with flows and clarity in december. With all the fires this year, even more so times a thousand. There is a lot of fire caused sediment already building up in spots from the recent rains.
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Just back from there. Lots of fire silt in the river and will slowly wash its way out, but it's going to take time. When the river blows out its a couple days til it recovers. As for lines your WA's are perfect. I picked up a WA55 8/9 for my 9145 and a 55 7/8 for my 8142 from Poppy while I was there and will most likely just leave the floating tip on both. No reason you can't use your 70. Shame of it all for me is I was sick the whole time I was there so got no river time personally. Stay at Konkolville Motel and stop in at the Red Shed and tell Poppy I said hello. That shop and a few minutes visiting with him pretty much makes my trip over there. Kind of like the cherry on top.
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love the konkolville motel.. the 16 dollar grille it yourself steak dinner is top notch... i highly recommend it.
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