Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!
Books, Magazines, websites, forums and blogs all have their place in the learning curve of an angler. But there is absolutely nothing that can take the place of your time spent on the water. Pick just a few beaches, maybe two or three to begin with, not far from your home- and get to know them. Walk them and fish on them at every stage of tide, no matter what anyone else tells you about it. Explore the lowest low tides, and slack tides, and all of the incoming and outgoing tides. Do this often. And you don't have to have a fishing rod in your hand every time that you do this. Going without a rod will almost guarantee that you will see fish feeding within casting distance. Notice the marine life on the near shore areas, pay attention to any insects you may see; hoppers, moths, bees, ants, termites, beetles etc. And use dry flies that imitate the insects that you observe. Learn about the forage species on your beaches, especially sandlance, sculpin, herring, surf smelt, sardines, shrimp, amphipods, euphasids etc. Become an amateur Naturalist and student of your home waters. Yes, it does take some time to get into it all. But if you keep it fun and interesting it will not be work, it will be renewal. http://olympicpeninsulaflyfishing.blogspot.com