Kyle and Powers conquer the Rogue
STEVE KYLE with one of the several steelhead he caught fishing with Jim Powers and guide Jim Andras on the Rogue River last week.
I threw my back out a couple of weeks ago, and had to bail out on last week's steelhead trip on the Rogue and Klamath Rivers that Steve Kyle and I had scheduled with guide Jim Andras. Kyle persuaded Jim Powers to take my place and they had phenomenal success with 25 hook-ups on the Rogue, landing 15 up to 28 inches long. The fish were a mix of steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout.
Giving credit where it is due, Kyle said "While we would like to take some of the credit for our amazing luck, it was really due to Jim's (Andras) knowledge of both rivers, his patience at untangling the hair balls we put into our fly lines and his skill at knowing the right seam to cast into. He wouldn't let us off the river until it was so dark you could not tie on a fly. He is in the top one percent of guides I have had the pleasure of fishing with and anyone who wants to catch steelhead in Oregon or California, should contact him. He's the best."
For more information about the guiding services of Jim and Rachel Andras go to www.andrasoutfitters.com