RE:Summer Steelhead don't Hit Surface Flies???
Excellent food for thought Steve. Personally I think that it has more to do with me leading through the run. Once you stopped following me through the run, you stopped hooking fish. Since I wasn't hooking them at all, I', not sure if that speaks more to my poor fishing or your evident skill.
All kidding aside, good hypothesis. I'm curious to see what the other members have to say. One other variable might be the relative percentage of wild v. hatchery fish in the river. It has always seemed that the nates were more inclined to look up.