Fishing tips: Steelhead

steelheadNineties anglers are discovering a “new” and deadly technique for tricking Steelhead. This “new” technique, as is so often the case, is simply a variation on angling methods used centuries ago by the pioneers of our sport. The float, or bobber, as some persist in calling it, has been in use for hundreds of years. (I think of bobbers as and red and white plastic gadgets used by small children and tobacco chewing Mississippi rednecks who go to a family reunion only to pickup women.) Today savvy steelheaders have developed a sophisticated system for fishing with floats to take steelhead under even the most difficult conditions.