I have actually additionally had enough encounter with steelhead to recognize why anglers have 2 stats for this fish: number of fish hooked and also variety of fish landed. I attempted not to think concerning that. All I wanted was to merely remain in the moment.
I needed to go up stream a fair bit to obtain to the location where I might cross. An all-natural spill method had actually developed a shallower section that at reduced water was passable. When I began crossing the deeper part, I tripped and also the fish appeared of my hand and back into the river. I didn't think twice a 2nd. I pursued it head initially! This was my initial steelhead on the swing and I 'd be damned to see it go back down the river. Plus, I had actually simply killed it and also didn't desire this fish to have actually passed away in vain.