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February Outing on the South Umpqua with David Haight
February Outing to the South Umpqua
The outing is scheduled for Saturday February Since unpredictable weather and stream flows can ruin the best plans, if you want to go on the outing, send me an email. I will contact those who let me know
Though it is not as popular among fly fishers as some other streams in southwest Oregon, the South Umpqua River has good runs of both hatchery and wild winter steelhead and has plenty of water that is well suited to fly fi In its upper reaches, the South Umpqua is a smaller river that can be fished effectively with a dead-drifted fly. As it progresses downstream past Canyonville it gets much larger and has water that is well suited to swinging flies. Last year, we tried to head to the South Umpqua, but a big storm just prior to the outing put the river out of shape for most of the remainder of the season. Since there were quite a few people interested in going, we will try again this winter.
The outing is scheduled for Saturday February Since unpredictable weather and stream flows can ruin the best plans, if you want to go on the outing, send me an email. I will contact those who let me know they are interested with specific plans for the outing as we get close to the date.
A single-handed or switch rod of about eight-weight with both floating and sink-tip lines would cover your needs on the section of the river we will fish; however, there are places you could make good use of a Spey rod with a Skagit Bring flies for both swinging and nymphing—traditional steelhead patterns, intruder-style patterns, weighted egg-sucking leeches, egg patterns, and medium and large-sized weighted nymphs. Be sure to bring your waders, rain jacket, food, water, and your usual fishing accessories.
David Haight, Outings Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org