Well, it took me a week of fishing twice a day to finally hook into my first steelhead. My river of choice was the Green. It was where I learned to fly fish and where I wanted to catch my first steelhead. I was using a spey rod, and after this week I feel pretty dang comfortable casting it... On friday I finally accepted defeat after only C&Ring a Chinook at Kanaskit Palmer with no other bites the whole week. After this Cougar football filled weekend of events I decided to work off the hangover and go catch me some trout on the Green. I usually like fishing alone but a friend pretty much invited himself along. I wouldn't of minded as much if he knew how to fly fish but now I'd have to go through the frustration of teaching. I was using my 3WT to show him how to cast my #14 elk hair caddis into a run that looked fishy when all of a sudden I got a pretty hard strike. I didn't set the hook, which is a good thing. I knew I wasn't properly geared for a fish that size with my 3WT so I asked for my 5WT that I was letting my friend use. I tied on the same fly and gave her another go and this time I set the hook properly. My reel was screaming and I was shaking from the excitement and satisfaction. I wasn't sure it was a steelhead until it got closer and I could see the chrome reflecting from the sun. After a couple of good runs and acrobatics and me worrying about the size of my fly and light leader I got it on its side within a couple feet of me. Before I could take hold of it and take a picture it broke off the hook with a sudden burst of energy. I can't really describe how happy I was/am but what a great feeling and a great way to show my friend what fly fishing is all about. Turns out it was a good thing he was there because he did happen to snap a picture of me bringing the fish in. I would say at least 20" but it all happened so fast I couldn't really get a good measurement. Thanks for reading! Cheers!