CCA, Hatchery Wild Coexist
Jim, was The nicest guy i ever met and fished with on any river. very helpful and a great guy to spend the day fishing with. gave me a handful of his fly's to use and helped me to spot fish. starting out as a gear guy (drift fishing) i never had any issues with the split shot on my fly leader other than it was hell to cast. a steelhead does not care one bit if the hook in its mouth is connected to a spoon, plug, jig, or fly. the fish doesnt like being hooked. fly fishing is not better than gear fishing. do both. in fact fishing spoons can be way more fun sometimes and more effective. Jim if your out there i would fish with you any day.