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Camping Advice on McKenzie
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Hi everyone. My wife and I are planning an early July road trip from Boise to the Oregon Coast. I'd like to also drag my 1967 Keith Steele boat up there and spend a couple days on the McKenzie. Can…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman May 4.

Greg and Randy: TV Celebrities
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Nice job you guys!

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark hilbert Jan 14.

Sticky Oil
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I have 5 coats of 50/50 turp and boiled linseed oil applied to the interior of my Keith Steele boat restoration. There are places on the floor and sides of the boat where I applied thickened epoxy as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CWarmouth Sep 10, 2018.

Determining Inner Gunwale Length
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Hey Guys,How do I determine the inner gunnel length so I get a nice tight fit at the transom and stem? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Aug 13, 2018.


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Rick Newman replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"David, thanks for the information. I am familiar with Jay Nicholas's books, flies and writing, I hope to get to the ocean again and do some fishing. Rick"
May 4
David Jensen replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"Rick, It is possible to catch Chinook (and other salmon) on a fly in Oregon from the North to South coast.  Northern coast rivers/estuaries are Necanicum, Wilson, Trask, Nestucca, and Tillamook Bay.  Some rivers, such as the Nestucca, have…"
May 4
Rick Newman replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"Thanks David! I appreciate the recent listing of campsites you provided here. I to hope to get out and around this summer, obviously depends on the current situations. I am interested in fly fishing for Chinook ideas. I would love to visit with you…"
May 3
David Jensen replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"CW, I live on the McKenzie, 10 miles East of where Keith built your boat.  I had many beers there, and at his later shop just upriver from his first.  I will give you some information that I hope will be of value regarding your questions.…"
May 3
Rick Newman replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"Hello C. W., I have returned to finish my information I passed on. The issue that I hope that passes is the Covid situation. As of tight now Washington state and USFS campgrounds are currently closed. The float that we did for the wooden boat parade…"
May 1
Rick Newman replied to CWarmouth's discussion Camping Advice on McKenzie
"C.W. I can't answer all your questions as I reside several hundred miles away. However when I attended the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival in past years I found a variety of campsites available and enjoyed floating the McKenzie River…"
May 1
mark hilbert replied to CWarmouth's discussion Greg and Randy: TV Celebrities
"Awesome video, great run down the Rogue.  I'm always impressed by wooden boat runs through Blossom Bar."
Jan 14
CWarmouth replied to Richard Sutherland's discussion Salvage or restoration drift boat in Boise, Idaho
"Whatever became of this project, Richard?"
Jan 4

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At 10:12pm on April 25, 2015, Jack Rose said…
Boise is a great town. We spent a few days out there, last Fall, before running the Middle Fork.

That property that Gary Taylor leased at Big Lost Creek is the Probst property that Ed and I own. My dad and I built those tent platforms and the cook shelter that you guys used to use.

I never see any of those guys, anymore, and I'm not sure any of them are still working the river. Last I heard of CJ, he was working for TWRA.

If you ever get around to running the Middle Fork, I can heartily recommend September. The weather was beautiful, and we had the river to ourselves. And it would be an ideal level for a drift boat.

We befriended a group of cat-rafters from Boise who go that time every year. They're a group of a dozen or so, and they all apply for a permit, and so far, each year for about 15, one of them has drawn one. Then, usually 6-8 of them end up going.

Being a principal, their timing may not be good for you, but if you're interested, I could give you their contact info.

At 5:41pm on April 24, 2015, Jack Rose said…

Ah, that's it.  I guided on the Hiwassee, too.  Sort of.  Back around 1992, there were only four guides allowed on the river (Tony Wilson, Ronnie Hall, Gary Taylor and me). 

I was partners in a business with Ed McAlister, the guy who owns River Sports Outfitters in Knoxville.

We purchased the Probst property at the confluence of Big Lost Creek and the Hiwassee, and worked with various groups, offering rock climbing, mountain biking, whitewater boating, etc.  And we also offered guided fly fishing, but more as a place-holder thinking we'd grow it in the future.  But we got distracted and, now, simply enjoy the property.

I built and used a Tatman drift boat in the business, which is why I''ve been on this board, because I had to replace the bottom a couple of years ago.

And then, I'm friends with Don Denney and some of those Athens TU guys, and have posted on Don's Hiwassee news group.

And then, I knew Tic and CJ and Dane Law and the Hiwassee Outfitter's guys, etc. back in the day.

Plus, I volunteered through TU and Charlie Chimelewski's (sp?) brook trout restoration efforts.

So it could have been through any of those guys that we met or knew of each other.So what are you doing in SW Idaho?  And what a great place to be. 

I canoed the Middle Fork, last Fall, with Ed McAlister and three other Knoxville area boaters.  I have a post, somewhere, on this board asking questions before the trip and giving a follow up trip report.

Have fun out there.

Jack Rose

At 10:34pm on April 23, 2015, Jack Rose said…
Hey, I noticed that you're from East Tennessee. What part?

I grew up in Chattanooga, but enrolled at UT, 40 years ago (it pains me to realize that), and have never left the Knoxville area.

Welcome to the group,


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