In reading the recent post regarding the types of strike indicators people use when fishing for steelhead, it did not suprise me to see that there are a few who appear to have a degree of "disdain" for such and approach when pursuing these fish. Not that I am against "tradition" or swinging flies, but I find that the use of indicators can be extremely helpful and important, particularly to those who may be new to fly fishing. With that, let me also say that I do not use indicators, neither when I am fishing for trout or steelhead. I believe that this type of fishing (nymphing blind if you will) is one of the most challenging and rewarding ways to fish. I have tried to fish the "traditional" way for steelhead by swinging flies, but to be honest I have not found that method to be as enjoyable or as productive. As such, I am curious to know if those here who have a dislike or disdain for the use of an indicator when steelhead fishing also hold that same disdain for those of us who fish exactly the same way as those who use indicators with the only difference being that we do not use one.