Mount Shasta Paranormal
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Fall River & Golden Gate Park
I should have mentioned that I am talking about the Williamson from Chiloquin to the water wheel, the river you can fish from a boat. I first floated and fished the Williamson several years ago with a five weight, thinking it was a normal trout stream. After losing several huge fish in the pillars, I have taken to using 6's and 7's so I have a chance to turn the 5-6 lb fish before they wrap my line around these rock columns. (I tell people it's like fishing in a sunken Acropolis) A lot of the fishing is nymphing, especially up in the Blue Hole but the river gets bigger from there on down and there are places where you can get out of the boat and where swinging a fly is a great method to hook the bigger fish. I guess it's also question of does a trout spey make sense in general. If you are looking for an excuse to fish one, then you fish it even if a single handed rod will suffice.
"Let us cross the river and rest under the shade of the trees" T.J. Jackson