What use to be a sport pursued by a minority of awkward flyfishermen, has now become as popular, if not more so, than trout fishing. While the economy tanks and flyfishing in general has taken a hit in terms of paying a guide or paying gas/lodging to sponsor a trip, steelheading flourishes. Steelheading is more expensive, you have to drive more, and the return is shit. This goes against everything our modern society is based on; economy and immediate gratification. Internet, two-handed rods, hatchery programs, etc? Interested in perspectives.