Wait...What? Based on your statement, I'm guessing you're making two assumptions. 1, a "player" is a fish that isn't eating (otherwise there would be NO difference and your statement wouldn't make sense) but rather taking a fly out of aggression. 2, bead fishing is capitalizing on the fishes desire to consume calories. Therefore: Beading = fish eating the offering for caloric intake swinging = fish aggressively attacking the offering Beading <> fish aggressively attacking the offering swinging <> fish eating the offering for caloric intake But I guess this all really depends on if steelhead indeed "eat" and/or strike a fly out of aggression, both of which can't be "proven". Therefore there can be potential for: Beading = fish aggressively attacking the offering swinging = fish eating the offering for caloric intake Which then of course proves your statement incorrect. I mean, isn't that part of the allure to the creature? We just don't know why they do what they do...or do you know so much more about the topic that you can make statements like above and expect everyone to jump on the wagon? Just curious.