Nymphing for Steelhead

by E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. 

Still, cool and humid beneath an overcast sky, the air smelled faintly of the nearby sea. The absence of direct sunlight overhead represented both good and bad news. The clouds denied the ability to spot fish despite the clarity of the current, but conditions that let you see fish also let fish see you, especially in small coastal streams like this one. Furthermore, steelhead are usually more active on cloudy days. Pleasant as sight-casting to individual fish might have been, I decided to accept the hand I’d been dealt and play it. This content is available for subscribers only.

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