Yeah, but what is flyfishing? Some say it is truly casting upstream with a dry fly on a silk line and just getting the trout to come up and grab the fly!
Well, in my opinion....if you are using patterns imitating the forage and using a fly rod and reel it is flyfishing. So weight attached to your line, well what is spiltshot, or beadheads, or brass tube flies?
It's all about what you feel is flyfishing. I am good friends with Matt, and we talk all the time, actually I talked to him before I wrote this post...and I know he is a steelhead enthusiast and he knows what he is talking about. He has fished them since his early teens and his knowledge is incredible. I am happy I know him personally and can fish with him when he has days off.