There is something about steelhead that I think makes anglers push their limits. You hook up and you'll stop at almost nothing to get that fish in the net. Maybe it's that these fish win so often, it's a little more personal. There is something a little more special about beating one considering their speed, power, and uncanny ability to find the closest piece of structure that will break your line and head right to it. My friend and one of our guides, Gary Edwards, epitomizes what I mean. Here's a guy that's chased Salmon River steel for 30 plus years. He's netted thousands. Still, when the big chrome buck above hit his egg fly and took off for Canada, Gary went a-running. He could have just broken it off, but instead, in a performance that had us younger guys awestruck, he followed it through the center of the next run, getting water in his waders in the process, and netted the fish solo 1/4-mile from where he hooked it.