Re: Mciver or north fork summer advice for beginner fly fisherman/woman?
Just keep driving past North Fork Reservoir for a bit and fly fish off 224 where the road is right next to the river on the way to Timothy.
The walk / wading is easy (don't even need to get in really), the river is small, cold, quick and lends to a decent cut population that averages 8-10 inches. Stimulator with a cooper john dropper or just throw a prince nymph out. You want bigger fish go to Timothy and troll leeches / cast drys when the hatch is on. (Speed limit is 5 mph at Timothy so no water sports)
Your a month away from outstanding sea run cut fly fishing out of a drift boat, raft on the coast. Great guided trip to take mom on once she learns to cast a bit.....