After many hours and many patterns I finally cracked the code of stillwater steelheading with indicators above bonni that I have been trying to figure out this last couple weeks. A few days with only 4 missed takes I finally developed the pattern they couldn't resist. Would one fish landed proof it - no, not for me - even the second didn't proof I was onto anything! when a few hundred fish are rolling and jumping all around you a couple fish means nothing! after the 7th fish to the net by 10 in the morning I was convinced - that I had "CRACKED THE CODE" This is the first year I tried indi fishing for these upriver fish, most the time I'm throwing intermediates for them for the last 15 years or so and do very well doing that technique. Yes this is a brag post! And Proof that indicator fishing in stillwaters for steelhead will work. All in all 9 fish hooked and 8 landed. by the way, if any of you guys are fishing the Clearwater in October and land a 18 to 20 pound B run with my bloody Mary fly with rubber legs on a #12 hook in it's jaw (almost netted a couple times on 8 pound fluoro but my dog in the drifter was all the help I had ) - CAN I HAVE IT BACK! Yes up-river (Columbia) fisherman the steel are on their way! They just need to stop and say hello to us down river fisherman for awhile and bath in the cool clean stillwaters below The Dalles. This is where I get to shake hands with them and send them on their way. well I did keep one hatchery brat that tasted real good. All the info I really want to share right now. There's already enough info to get the job done if you have followed some of my lake trout post's. I usually never post steelhead info on the forum by choice. PROOF, and bragging rights = Sorry about the pics, just me and the dog, so it's hard to control the steel for a quick shot and release - can you say chromers?