Thanks, nothing like having direct on the river practical knowledge from some one. Printed this and put in my PNW steelhead trip planning book, the T. Combs - Steelhead Fishing Book to be precise. Thanks for the early christmas present ! I have already started tying, got my steelhead fly swap flies done, now working on other needs. I bought some EP hair at the fly shop yesterday, think this is usable for PNW patterns ? Bought polar bear white and a black package.
Have a good holiday with your family.
P.S. Cold weather 20 degrees has finally hit Chicago, no snow though yet, just flurries. Maybe we should start a new thread, what was your coldest steelheading day ?