Hatchery steelhead do not attack flies like wild steelhead so any discussion thinking they do doesn't matter. This is after all a "fly fishing" board. I work in the real world not your make believe one. There is ample evidence that hatcheries are a contributing factor in the decline of wild steelhead so they should go away. The return on investment for hatchery steelhead alone should be enough to eliminate them. Fishing opportunity has nothing to do with this.