Coquille River query
My annual get-out of-the-snow fishing trip was diverted this year by my fishing partner's wife! We've been going to Fred Evan's backyard for quite a few years, just getting to learn some of the water. When I asked my partner if they were coming with us this year, his wife suggested we go someplace new. They have kids on the south coast, so she suggested staying at the mouth of the Coquille. My wife jumped all over that, and now we're locked into something new starting next weekend for most of a week.
So, without giving up your secret buckets or honey-holes, could anyone give me some insight? I'll be dragging over my driftboat; I've been told the fish will be way above sled range. The Amato river book has been educational, but shows too many different floats to drift in our timeframe. I'd like to float a stretch with a lot of spey water, and hopefully some steelhead. We're not concerned about hatchery or wild, nor worried too much about being around other people and boats. My partner has landed only one steelhead on fly, and none with a spey rod with five or so years of 2-3 trips per year under his belt. I'd really like to get him into a fish.....that would also likely improve his wife's attitude about the time he spends chasing steelhead with no notches on his spey rod. She also might adjust her comments about the "gunsel, wickerbill, know-nothing guide."
Any help, whether posted or PM'd would be greatly appreciated. Any input will be held under our hats. Since we're 8 1/2 hrs away, we probably won't be hogging any holes on a regular basis. This is probably a one-time-deal.