Thanks for the info. It sure seems like I'm gonna need a short rod. I was at that creek over the holiday season and I saw some additional pools that had fairly nice-sized fish. There was almost no casting room though, so a short rod seems like a must.
If I ever actually get the time to FISH in that creek, I'll let you know how it turns out. Right now I'm running tours to that area on a regular basis, but not fishing tours. I need a break.