Steelheading is very contemplative experience requiring great patience that can be done in some very beautiful places. Success is measured as time on the water, vistas viewed and friends made and perhaps you will be rewarded with a couple hookups.
Totally agree ^^. My first winter on the Mendocino coast I fished every day of February that the water wasn't completely blown out. I hooked four and landed two, but I saw many things I'll never forget. One of the finest times of my life. And when you do
connect -- it's like hooking a bolt of lightning. Pretty good.