be warned, as other folks have mentioned here...once you get seriously into steelhead you will scarcely think of fishing for anything else. You will become distant, glazed over, and distracted. Your relationships will suffer and your bank account will almost always be hovering right around zero...that is if it isn't overdrawn. Steelhead are the crack of the fish world. Get one, and you'll have a hard time not going back for seconds.