The reels I have seen few (some) but few problems with. I was just noting a probaly reason why so many retailers are limiting how much of the Redington line they choose to carry.
Fortson hole, eh??? Oh man....now you are talking!!!
June 1st is just around the corner (usually I would be up there right now as the first push of Skamania fish shows up by the 3rd week of May but do to the closures, I do not have that option).
It is amazing how that hole is changed in the half dozen or so years I have been fishing...not for the better I must add. I miss it when the point all the way through the tailout fished well but that has all filled in considerably, lost all flow and fish holding capabilities. Now the creek mouth fishes much better then any section of the hole. Alas, it is difficult to fish and I just dont enjoy the water up there that the tailout offered a few years ago.
I saw an old old video about steelheading in Washington. They showed Fortson the dead of winter about 30 years ago...my my my, how that hole has changed in 30 years. It sure as Hell did not look like the Fortson I have grown to love.
Let us both pray, that a flood will scour the tailout to the point that fish will once again hold in there by the dozens.