I think all PNW fly fishermen who target wild steelhead should think long and hard about this! There is way more going on here than is readily apparent. Twenty-five years ago there were very few, none that I know of, fly shops hiring guides and charging clients $500/day to chase wild steelhead. Today we've come up with C&R, NFS, WFC, keepemwet, two is enough, etc. How can this work? Truth is fishing is a lifestyle, a choice of things to do to enjoy yourself. It's all about success, success sometimes isn't useful. Fly fishing for steelhead has become an elitist endeavor and it ain't helping the fish! No scientific study has ever "known" the life condition of any fish they've ever handled or evaluated, NONE! Some things are obvious, a dead fish doesn't spawn and a live fish that's been hooked enough times doesn't spawn either. One thing we do all know, a steelhead has a better chance of reproducing if it's never caught. If we could remove the commercial value of wild steelhead we could search for a much better place. Keep doing your thing Jeremy, hopefully we all keep doing our thing!