Possibly it's a way out, a reason for not apprehending more fish, but I sort of like the mystery of steelhead. Yeah, sometimes it's absolutely frustrating obtaining skunked (repeatedly once more), yet it gives the fish a rather mystic quality. And also it is this high quality that makes the infrequencies of the reward worth regularly I spend attracting attention in a freezing river, in bad weather, incapable to feel my hands.
One is that it's second-nature. They are used to getting offered meals or even though their desire of food is reduced during their quest up river they will upon occasion connect and get some. So the much more you offer them the chance to eat the far better your chances are.