Peninsula Fly Fishers

Klamath Steelhead Fishout

  • October 27, 2011
  • October 30, 2011
  • Marble Mtn Ranch on the Klamath River


  • To let us know who is coming.

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This is our premier steelhead fishout, held every year about the end of October, staying at Marble Mountain Ranch. You will need to make your own reservations for accommodation and guiding, but check with fishmaster Mike Pinelli to coordinate. There are several cabins up there. We will be having one with a large kitchen in it so we can do our traditional Saturday night potluck and can cook for ourselves otherwise. It's also an option to eat in the ranch dining room if advance notice is given.

Klamath River Fishout

Thursday thru Sunday October 27 to October 31, 2011

You need to call Marble Mountain Ranch and make you Reservations for your accommodations and for your guide if you want to use one. Guides are arranged through Marble Mountain Ranch


Then call me Mike Pinelli 650-355-2846

Day Time 650-355-4050

What to pack

This is big water expect (sometimes) big fish

ROD SIZE: 5 to 9 weights 6 weight is best. I bring a 6 weight if the water is big and needs a bit more.

LINE: Depending on the water the best right now is a floating line with a sink tip. You never know. Bring a sinking line and a floating line. This is steel head fishing be prepared.

LEADER: This water is grayish and short leaders are okay

5.5lb, 4X or 6.5lb, 3X or 8lb. The 4X is a good middle of the road. 3X work well if you’re optimistic. Use your own judgment and capabilities on this.


It is going to depend on the rain and the water level as to the fishing and the flies. The stand by that you want to take is:

Doug of Marble Mountain will be stocking the most popular, so bring money or fly tying material. The following are the standards for Steelhead

Wet Flies:

#6 to #12

Golden Stones

The Burlap Special (Developed by Bob Delemos for the Trinity River).

Crusty (can be purchased at the Trinity Fly Shop)


Silver Hiltons

Paris Hiltons caught me a 48” salmon 2 years ago

Green Butt Skunk

Brendle Bug

Green Butt Silver Hilton


All of your favorites and don't forget to pack a couple of Woolly Buggers.

Dry Flies

Large Humpies will work:


Grey Wolf

Black Wolf

Royal Wolf


Be prepared for all. Rain, cold, warm, this means long johns etc.

You must have a Steelhead Card along with your license.

There will be a barbeque on Saturday Night

Bring your Item you want to BBQ.

Beef, Chicken, Pork, Veggie Burger What ever

And a side dish for the Pot Luck

We need Salad, vegetable desert, appetizers, etc.

Please call me and let me know what you are bringing. We don’t want 13 salads.

Most of us will eat at the restaurant on Thursday night.

Call Marble Mountain and let them know if you are going to eat at the restaurant, so they can have enough.

The rest of the meals breakfast lunch and dinner “you are on your own”. Although we usually prepare and fix meals at the main cabin with the fish master.


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