Fly Fishing and Yoga Weekend
Running Y Resort, Oregon Itinerary
With Host, Rachel Andras, and friends
The Fishing: Southern Oregon has much to offer in ways of fishing and scenery. During your trip anglers will fish both the Klamath and Williamson Rivers. The Klamath Canyon is an extremely rugged section of river located in Oregon. The water is typically off color and very fast. This section of river can only be floated by Roe Outfitters and due to its rough and tumble nature, it best suited to adventuresome anglers. The fish here tend to be very stout and average 14-18 inches, with hearty fish in the 19-23 inch class being fairly common. The river fishes best in April and May and in October and November. When the system is on, it can be some of the best fishing in the Pacific Northwest for rainbow trout.
The Williamson River has the distinction of being one of the West’s most prolific trophy rainbow trout fisheries. The majority of the fish in the system are migratory and move up into the river to stage for spawning as Klamath Lake warms. The lake itself only averages seven feet deep and is outrageously rich in feed leading to some of the fastest growth rates for trout in the nation. Remarkably, it is not uncommon for a two year old fish from the lake to exceed 20 inches. The majority of the fish in the river are rainbows but there are two distinct strains. The first is a native “redband” which has evolved to withstand warm water temperatures, and the other is a landlocked Klamath River steelhead. Brown trout are also present in small numbers but can reach incredible sizes. Typically, the fish on the Williamson run large with three to six pound fish caught most days, as well as some fish upwards of twelve pounds being landed each season. Techniques vary from spring creek style dry fly fishing and nymphing, to swinging small streamers and nymphs on slow sinking and intermediate lines.
Accommodations: The Running Y Resort has a number of lodging options. The size of our group will determine where we will stay – house (6 anglers) or townhome with hot tub (4 anglers). Meals are not included, except lunches on our guide days, but the resort offers a number of dining options.
Running Y Resort offers complimentary resort-wide transportation service, unlimited use of Running Y’s Sports & Fitness Center, complete with an indoor pool complex, sauna and first-class exercise facility, access to the Sandhill Spa – a full service day spa offering massages, facials, aromatherapy and more, access to the Running Y’s award-winning golf course, plus golf shop, gift shop and restaurants and access to the Running Y’s eight miles of paved walking and biking trails and other recreation.
Dates: October 14th – 18th, 2009
Wednesday / October 14th: Arrive Running Y Resort in the afternoon. The group will get together for an evening yoga and meditation session (self-guided) if desired.
Thursday / October 15th: Your guides will meet you at 6:00AM each morning. Fishing will on either the Klamath or Williamson Rivers. Lunch is included each day.
Friday / October 16th: Yoga day with instructor, Sheryl Grunde. Sheryl is also a LMT (licensed massage therapist).
8:00AM: Breakfast and morning walk
10:00 – 11:30AM: Energizing Yoga Session
1:00 – 3:00PM: Free time to get massages, hike, shop, and explore the area
3:30 – 5:00PM: Deepening Yoga and Meditation Session
5:00 – 7:00PM: Free time to get massages, hike, shop, and explore the area
7:00PM: Cocktails and Dinner
Saturday / October 17th: Full day of guided fishing on the Klamath or Williamson Rivers.
Sunday / October 18th: After breakfast we can have our own yoga session (if desired) and pack up. Depart Running Y Ranch. Check-out time is at 11:00AM.
$1,150.00 per person based on double occupancy (based on 4 anglers). Townhome with hot tub.
$1,030.00 per person based on double occupancy (based on 6 anglers). Four bedroom custom home.
Included: Accommodations based on double occupancy, guided fishing for two days, lunch on boats, private yoga instructor on Oct 16th, and rods/reels if needed.
Not-Included: Meals (except with lunches on guide days), alcohol, fishing licenses, flies, leaders, tippet, gratuities, spa treatments and massages.