Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Clearwater River, Peck, ID
The main gig on the Clearwater South Fork is as your friend described. The fish are being taken off the redds, the water is usually dirty and crowded. If that doesn't bother you one can usually catch quite a few.
While there may be some, I know of no one that swings flies on the South Fork. There is however great swinging water on the Clearwater mainstem very near Kooskia.
Marabou flies and bunny stuff will work for swinging. Most seem to use a type 6 tip or equivalent in this time frame
Poppy=Red Shed Spey Rod Pimp
How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB