What type of flies would you use for steelhead in the month of september on the eastside? Weighted, small or big, bright or dull? Went out today to fish the clearwater, a man fly fishing waded acrooss the river to the island across from me. As he was letting out his line he hooked a fish. He hadn't even casted yet! Sometimes steelhead fishing can be so unfair. But I cheered for him and he showed the beautiful fish in return.