There are three types of steelheaders: 1. Stone cold killer. This is the guy who has his fly in the water ALOT, and what separates him from #2 is whenever he makes contact with a fish he knows why.....as in why the fish was holding there and why it took chosen presentation and fly. Always mentally recording data based off hundreds/thousands of opportunities. Every fish is a building block to the next. Now it's a matter of wether there is an aggressive fish in the run.....game over if there is. These are the guys who never stop steelheading. 2. This is the guy who spends alot of time on the river but also has many more interests. He has caught lot of fish but gets to a certain plateau then stalls out. Going through the motions per se. If there is an aggressive fish in a run, he makes contact 70% of time, if there are pressured non aggressive fish he mostly strikes out, were dude 1 finds a way. These are the guys who give it up after many years...figuring they've been there....done that 3. D.O Am I close?