Zach, Regarding targeting kokanne in the rivers. We have several good late summer runs here in Colorado that I fish. You'll find some information in a couple of my trip reports. Kokanee seem to like something with red in it. However, I've caught them on eggs and bead head princes, too. Last year, I pulled a rig from the river that someone had broken off and a big pink polar shrimp was attached to the end of the line. I suspect that it worked, too. The secret seems to be to get the fly down close to the bottom (without flossing). Kokanee seem to like to school in deeper runs and pools in the rivers. I'd try those spots first. However, last fall I took them out of a 2 foot riffle. Fish 'em early or late in the day. Heck, just go fish 'em! They don't seem to be that hard to catch! I'm originally from Knoxville (Farragut HS Class of 1970), so I would be interested in reading a report on your trip.