Steamboat Inn is located in the middle of 31 miles of "fly-fishing only" water on the North Umpqua River. The river is famous as the home of some of the most challenging steelhead fishing in the world. The river bottom is extremely slippery, the current strong and the fish most particular! The average North Umpqua steelhead weighs eight pounds, with an occasional fifteen pounder. Suggested Equipment Rods: 7 wt minimum, 9' minimum (8 and 9 wts are the most common). Reels: A reel with a sturdy drag and at least 100 yards of backing. Lines: Full floating in the summer and sink tips and Hi-D heads in the winter. Waders: Chest type. Boots: Traction devices are a MUST. Flies: Standard Steelhead patterns - available at the Inn.