That Grim Meditation They Call 'Steelheading'

September 7, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Steelheaders are the kings of understatement and grudge-bearing. Perhaps that’s why observers like Randal Sumner can find fishing for sea-run rainbows dreary work until the magic happens. “After a couple of hours fishing, he was sure he was doing something wrong — until he got The Strike. I was daydreaming a short distance away when I heard the commotion and saw the big fish cartwheeling across the river.” In the Seattle Times.