I have fished the Stilly far more than 100 times for summer runs since 1994 when I moved to the Skagit Valley. Some years I've caught quite a few, and other years not too many. However, whether I hook any fish at all doesn't make a trip to the Stilly a good trip or a bad trip. Simply being on the river with rod in hand and swinging or skating a fly and seeing things like river otters, ducks, hawks, heck, even a rabbit makes spending time on the river worthwhile. Don't get me wrong, hooking a steelhead is a wonderful thing, but I don't have to hook or land any for it to have been a good day. If I needed to hook fish for it to be a good day, I'd go trout or bass fishing with my fly rod. In fact, I'd move back to Montana and be in trout heaven once again where hooking a dozen trout 12" or larger in an hour is a very real occurrence that happens a lot on many of the rivers there during major hatches. Steelhead fishing is very different and to simply have one of them take your fly for whatever reason a steelhead does so is very addicting. But it happens far, far less often than trout (or bass) feed and take your fly.