wishin i was fishin
I've never been accused of being a fly fisherman. Especially not a winter steelhead fly fisherman. I'm not sure what you mean by the "best" way to catch steelhead. If you mean "most effective" then I honestly believe you are crazy. At least for most winter steelhead fisheries. If you mean "the method I enjoy the most" then I agree 100%. Fish the way that makes you happy.Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that swinging flies is the best way to catch steelhead and the other ways aren't as good. That used to be called being a flyfisherman.
I probably should have not mentioned my gear fishing on this site but I thought that it would under score how difficult the fishing has been with the conditions and pressure. It also made those fly hooked fish that much sweeter. And I give props to my gear fishing friend who probably can read the holding water on the Sauk as good as anyone.