RE:BTW - steely pics wanted
Got back a couple of pics from the Snake in October. the first is the first steelhead I ever caught on a surface fly: a riffle hitched purple muddler.
The second is a fish that came to hand 20 minutes later. It came up and looked at the muddler but would not come back. I tied on a black fly of my own design and greased lined it over the lie and the fish just exploded on it.
There is no substitute for time on the water.