I went down the Ronde yesterday to break in my new 8wt. Quickly realized that I have not a clue what I am doing and my timing was less than ideal. From what I could tell (this was my 1st visit to the Ronde) the water was very high and very cloudy. I started upstream at the Oregon line and worked my way down to Bogan's Oasis. Fished several holes that looked "fishy" with no luck. I talked to a couple of guys at Bogan's that said the water's been running high all week. A guy who was camped there said one fish taken on Wed and none yesterday. Air temps were in the 50's all day, which would account for the high water. Hopefully things will come back in to shape. Which brings me to the point of my post. Anybody looking for a midweek partner and willing to take me under their wing? At this point in the game any and all guidance is welcome. On a side note, just as I was breaking down my rod I found a Rod leaning on a tree by the take out at Bogan's. Nice Rod realatively new. A real temptation. But I figure I didn't want to start my Steelheading with bad Karma so I turned it in. "100 casts down 900 to go."