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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Trip recommendation for 1st week of August

Looking to travel from east US to west coast 1st week of august to swing flies on the two handed rod...would like to fish for some type of wild(ish) salmonids - summer steel, salmon, native redsides/bows, sea run cutts. Long walk or pack in backcountry, remote setting with turbulent water welcome. Plan on a day or two guided and a couple on my own. Not asking of course for home waters or honey holes, please point me in general direction and i'll do my homework otherwise. Would like to keep drive from airport max about 4-5 hours or less. Please PM or mail me @ [email protected]. Thank you for any suggestions.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 01:29 PM
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A trip on the Deschutes sound like it'd be right up your alley. Close to Portland. Lots of good guides (search archives).
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The Deschutes should be hot about that time. Beware that the weather will be HOT too.

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Hey Chris
Might want to consider the Lower Klamath/Lower Rogue.
Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
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Within 4-5 hours of Portland, you have quite a few rivers to check out. The D would be a decent bet, near the mouth. Access is decent, but you won't be alone and it's HOT hiking up and down the many miles you need to cover. There are some options in Washington as well. There are some smaller rivers around, some with good access, other's poor, most have glacial problems and clarity can be terrible if the weather is extremely warm. Get good maps, call some shops, hire a guide when in doubt. There are many great guides out there and they are worth every penny when you only have a few days to get into good water. Give Tom Larimer a call, he's a two-handed dude who seems to guide all those Portland area river's and the D too. Have fun and best of luck hooking those wild chromers!
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Don't forget the North Umpqua either, haven't gotten down to fish there yet this summer, so I can't give you an idea of the run size etc., but there are good guides to get you started and you can car camp (I like Bogus campground) or stay for cheap at the Dogwood Motel or upscale at the Steamboat Inn. Might check flights to Eugene which would cut 2 hours off your drive time from Portland. Joe Howell at the Blue Heron Fly shop (541-496-0448) can give you guide suggestions and an accurate fishing report. Hope you have a great trip, any of the above rivers would be a great choice. SS
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Thank you everyone for the recommendations.
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