Caught my first Steelhead on a spey rod this weekend. What a treat! I picked up a two handed rod for the first time last November on the Thompson River. Not exactly the easiest place to learn but I stuck with it. (4 weekends on the Thompson with not a pull) My casting finally started to come around this winter and I thought for sure I would hook up on the Sky...3 weekends no luck. Then I moved on to the Sauk...two trips no fish. After all that I was beginning to doubt myself, my presentation, my fly box, the cost of my two handed TCR...etc. :beathead: Last Sunday a good friend and I floated the upper Skagit and I finally got my fish. A beautiful Easter Hen 26"...what an amazing feeling. A lot of work went into catching that fish but it was well worth it. My casting the rest of the day was great. Its amazing what a little confidence can do. Thanks for letting me brag...the gear guys at work just don't get it. What a great sport! New Spey Rod Junkie!!!