In September 2014, I experienced some truly exceptional moments on the Upper Copper, and I'm eager to recreate that experience.
The Upper Copper is a small river with an optimal size. I prefer broader rivers because there, with some intuition, you can locate the prime spots, and often, the bite comes where you anticipate it. The width is usually such that you can cast to the other side with a good cast. The water depth is often not much more than a meter. So, with a floating or intermediate shooting head and a longer leader, you generally have what you need. A shooting head with a light sink tip should suffice as well.
I've booked with Stan Doll of Skeena Wilderness Fishing Charters again, as I was quite satisfied last year and because Stan is a genuinely likable guy. I've also reserved my single room at his house. This year, I'm a week earlier. I'm hoping for better weather and wishing for a clear Kalum and Skeena River. Last year, these two rivers were, at times, unfishable due to high water or turbidity. I recall rain, rain, and more rain. I've planned my trip to have eight days of fishing, including five days with a helicopter.