I've additionally had adequate encounter with steelhead to recognize why anglers have two statistics for this fish: number of fish hooked as well as number of fish landed. I tried not to feel that regarding that. All I desired was to simply be in the moment.
I had to go up stream a fair bit to obtain to the place where I might cross. An all-natural spill means had produced a shallower area that at reduced water was passable. As quickly as I started crossing the further part, I tripped and also the fish appeared of my hand and also back into the stream. I didn't wait a second. I pursued it head first! This was my initial steelhead on the swing and I 'd be damned to view it get back down the river. Plus, I had merely killed it and didn't want this fish to have died in vain.