I have fished 3 days this week each day for about 3 hours. In these three days I have caught 2 steelhead and have seen one cuaght by another flyfisherman. The river seems to be fishing really well and yesterday there was 1000+ fish over lower granite dam. This is usually a good signal that things are picking up. I'm going to continue fishing the clearwater until the snake cools down, at which point I will head up to the mouth of the grande ronde. Both fished were hooked with an intermediate clear sink tip, 6 to 7 feet of 8lb leader, and the almighty Freight Train fly to top it off. I have only caught 3 steelhead on the fly and all have been with the Freight Train. I suppose it is my favorite steelhead fly. The first steelhead was 25 inches a hatchery fish, the second was a much bigger wild steelhead(didn't measure, just let it go) that ripped line off my reel at a rate I've never witnessed before. If anyone is in the area PM me and we can hook up. I'll be fishing everyday through the next two weeks. No pics as I fish by myself and I don't trust myself wading up to my chest with my digital camera. Brad PS - Thanks William (inlander)! I caught that wild fish in one of the holes you told me about. I can't thank you enough.