View Full Version : Metolius river advise?
07-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Heading out with my better half for out yearly get away at the Metolius and wondering if any one has any advise. One dilemma I'm having is I just picked up a 6 weight rod and am second guessing if I should have gone with a 7 weight. From those I've talk to I would be fine with the 6 but my reels a 7 to 8 come to find out. So as always any input is great. Thanks T
The issue with the reel isn't really the line weight, it's the physical weight of the reel, if it doesn't balance out your fly rod, it's gonna be tough on you for casting balance.
If you hook a steelhead, you're going to be challenged, kinda but not as bad as Ryan catching nooks on his 6-10# slow action rod. Is that what you're going to be fishing for? I personally would be fishing a purple marabou with a pheasant tail dropper (or some other bead headed nymph).
Brain might chime in with more specifics.
07-20-2010, 08:44 AM
The metolius is hands down the hardest trout river in Oregon. Fish are smart. They know when a length of 2 lb. Fluoro is attached to the most perfectly tied flies. It is a river that will test the best fur flingers in the world. I have only ever hooked small rainbows, never the legendary bulls tho. Crafty pigs they are! Good luck todd! If you head over in a couple months the metolius arm of lbc fills with spawning kokes. Reall cool to see!
07-20-2010, 09:16 AM
Its a challenge no question in the two years I've been I was skunked the first year and landed a 14 in bull on year two with a couple eats from some small trouts that didn't stick. But what an awesome place to relax and try you'r hand at some tough fishing.
I guess I was hoping someone would say "ya a 7 weight is great, go for it" or not. And any personal experience's that might help me land a few more fish. I leave tomorrow so hopefully I can report back with a good fish story. Thanks! T Oh that kokanee run would be very cool to see from what I've heard about it. I think they start around Sept. I'll see it someday.
07-26-2010, 09:14 AM
Had a blast landed 4 rainbows and had several others on for a bit. Went with the 7 weight, glad I did after talking to the guys at Camp Sherman, and had a nice 6 to use when my girl wasn't fishing. Didn't get into any Bulls but plan on trying again latter in the year. I love that place its so lay-ed back.