A word of care - most steelhead are lost just seconds after hookup. Attempts to stop or transform the fish on the initial lengthy run will commonly fall short, so just palm your reel tight sufficient to maintain some resistance till she's all set. In some cases keeping your rod tip reduced and also relocating from side-to-side will certainly maintain the fish off balance and also the fish will certainly tire faster.
Steelhead alarm easy, so remember to scale back your rig after the fall salmon run. This is especially true when water levels are reduced as well as clear. Scaling down hooks and lightening your leader (4 - 6 pound fluorocarbon) is additionally essential under these disorders to entice persistent steelhead to knock your bait.