Hey Everyone, Yesterday my buddy and I floated the Skagit River in a cold, driving rain. At our second stop along the river, I caught my first steelhead on my new two-handed rod and and my first steelie on the swing. I was using a purple egg-sucking moal leech. Last night my family and I enjoyed fresh steelhead off the grill. What a great day. By noon yesterday we were so cold that we rowed out the last 4 miles. A hard, cold rain was falling. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice to get started. James W.