Decker, are you actually capable of catching a steelhead by any other means than nymphing beads or yarnies from a boat? :clown: To apocolypse's point about the Deschutes, our rivers have become a total gong show. It's hard to watch guide boats running two nymphers with pegged beads through the same slot 10 times in a row. Don't get me wrong, fellas, you have a right to earn a living but let me just be blunt and tell you you are starting to ruin the experience for those of us who harbor this admittedly quaint notion that there's more to steelhead fishing than "slayin' 'em dude". I suppose it's hard for some in the guiding community to get repeat business if their clients actually have to possess some skill to catch fish. And all you non-guided people who have started following their lead, save your souls before it's too late! Get down on your knees, repent and go back to honest methods. :beer1: Saw a guy pulling plugs from a pontoon boat on the Methow this year. What's next? Sheesh, doesn't anyone actually want to work for their fish anymore? So, yes, I would support a statewide ban on fishing for steelhead from a boat, particularly if it was aimed at so-called "fly fishers". I suppose there might be some conservation benefit in addition to enhancing my fishing experience so I'd be all in favor. :thumb: By the way, I own a couple different types of watercraft and have hired (and have the means to hire) guides, so no need to chalk this rant up to envy. Rant off.