I've only been down Lodore once, and that trip Red Creek upstream had flashed, taking the river totally off-color. I have fished the "C" section upstream, and there are quite a few big browns. I assume the same holds true in the upper canyon. Jones Creek has lots of little guys, but is really tight with tons of overhanging branches. A shorter rod would be good for the creek.
You can never step into the same river; for new waters are always flowing on to you. - Heraclitus of Ephesus