Originally Posted by RobDutk
....or is that just blasphemy? ....
I think Halford just turned over in his grave!
I ain't a steelheader but I'm sure what you describe could be done,,,,, afterall when I was learning to flyfish, one thing I found out that was that an earthworm dangled downstream with a fly rod and floating line underneath all those cornerpool logjams was just about as good as dynamite to get those pesky little brookies out from under all debris!!!
I say, "Go for it!" If you flyfish long enough, you may start to feel some "shame" for resorting to bait, but in the meantime you can enjoy catching fish !!!!