rafting the middle rogue???

Empty Creel

Praying to the rain gods for mercy
#1
I'm rafting the mid-rogue in two weeks. I'm told it is a nymphing game for salmon and steelies. I plan to take a 8wt for big fish and a 5wt for any trout action. Any thoughts on what fish will be present, what gear to use, or how to fish it?
 

Go Fish

Language, its a virus
#2
My friend who lives near Merlin said its
blown out. It might be better in two weeks
but it is questionable. Beautiful river.

Dave