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I decide to head up to the Sauk and Skagit since I have never fished either. I wanted to target dollies on my 5 wt spey, I don't know what I was thinking because I fish for them all season long in AK. Took my time looking for a good spot to fish and found a run that looked so sweat, so I grabbed the stick and hiked down to the river. On my second cast swinging a size 6 black leech with a hot bead, I had a fish slam the fly. After dropping the loop and and hearing my reel scream, I set the hook home and saw a nice chrome fish roll and then jump. I did not get a good look at it and thought it was a steelie, but I did not think any steelhead would be up in the Sauk yet. So I was starting to see why all you WA guys like dollies so much. After a few long runs and a good tug of war I got a chance to see the fish for the first time and what do you know my first Steelhead of 2010 and not even noon yet. It was a nice 28" wild hen, man I was stoked and wish someone was around to high five. My first Sauk River Steelhead on my first scouting mission for later this spring. I will be back, the country is beautiful!