I just looked thru the 2010 regs and I think the new general stream rule is a good idea. It looks like I lost a couple of may favorite places (I may propose to have them added), but a lot of lower elevation spawning streams are now protected which is a good thing. Really this doesn't change most of the upper headwaters/ tribs with resident fish. Check pg.33, now each major watershed gets its own special regs section. From what I saw, it does a good job of opening up the upper reaches (and tribs) in the usual June-Oct time frame. Old Man, the regs read differently this year so that all streams around Puget Sound are closed unless covered under the special regs. There is no more blanket June- Oct season. Either way, I agree that people tend to make this way more difficult than it really is. Just take the stream you want to fish, figure out which watershed it belongs to and look it up in the special regs. If its covered, it has a season. If not then its closed. I don't get why people feel this is so complicated.