Yeah, we’re a little snobby about chrome steelhead.
At BC West, the farthest point that we fish from salt water is 5 miles. We get a lot of fish in condition similar to the one Tom Larimer and Scott Baker-McGarva encountered in the photo above – chrome as can be, sea lice attached.
Dean steelhead are the hottest in the world to begin with. In our part of the river, they’re at their best.