I'm relatively new to this whole steelhead game. So far, all that I've actually caught have come while nymphing. Consequently, most of my fishing for steelies so far is just nymphing. Now, for trout, I'll go the extra mile to hook them on the surface, even if I'm sacrificing numbers (not there yet with steelhead). My question is, what type of water do you look for when targeting winter steelhead on the surface? I realize that this will drastically reduce the number of takes, but it's definitely something that I think would be a little more interesting (not to mention the significantly higher doses of adrenaline) than watching the bobber float by... thanks, Randy I just can't think of anything better than swinging a chromer to the surface on my Fenwick 8wt. glass and USA-made Martin spring/pawl rim-control reel.