You know...and some of you do...talking to a bud who is selling off all his stuff as he's tired...T I R E D. I say tired...of Washington state's closures.. You can talk till your blue in the face but the reality is, for me anyway...I fish the winter steel simply as something to do to kill time till I can for summer runs... I always looked at winter, especially the Jan. Feb. months (and march now it seems) as a crap shoot as far as weather, water height, Temps etc. Kind of cool or rather interesting at times being out in the shit and a decent way to test your rain gear well... It seems lately I've had the itch enough that I look forward to my one day or weekend off to fish...If as the season wears on I get a bit fed up or burned out..I take my 000 or 2wt along and fish some creeks, back sloughs and ditches....for cutties, whitefish or even squawfish...don't care, they bite and fight and it's a hoot.. Don't dig the big sticks anymore anyways so fishing smaller lightweight rods and swinging the fly properly gives me enough pleasure as do the rivers I fish, at least till the rivers and weather warm up some and the hunt can be on for aggressive fish again.. He said..."All we got is winter fish"....but I think for the amount of time you drive to the coast etc. you could find summers as well soon enough...Funny thing too..by this time of year I'm done tying up winter flies and am back to tying my summer ones and trouty flies...When the temp hits the 40's again I'm going to riffle hitch some bugs and see what happens... Anyways...Your thoughts on this season??