Re: What is it about Steelheads....
My friend and guide Tim drove up to Olympic peninsula to fish last year.
3000 mi. round trip from here.
He is fine tyer of classic patterns, and fishes well.
In two weeks, he had 6 grabs, 3 fish on, none to hand.
He had a big one air out less than fifty yards from the ocean, fresh as it gets....
He has the bug as bad as ever. Going again this year.
That is a pretty typical as far as I can tell, this is a habit as bad as any you can get.
Ask a guide years ago what I needed before taking up steel.
He said, "are you married"?
I said no, "good" he replied. "Otherwise you might need to get a divorce".
Last edited by Bigfly; 11-29-2011 at 11:52 PM.