1. pack more clouser minnows. 2. pack more olive wooly buggers. 2. it is hard to land a 12 lb fish on a 6 lb test tippet 3. hooking a steelhead is probably only 1/4 of the job landing one is a big challenge. 4. steelhead are HUGE..... even bigger in person. 5. A steelhead can head up a steam so hard they will break you off like you were holding a snoopy rod. 6. if you don't wake up until 10:00am go fishing tomorrow because you missed the best of it. 7. once you get one you can not think of anything else. You find yourelf smiling thinking of it when your girlfriend is yamming on about nothing. Hooked 3 monster steelhead this morning.....the only reason i know they are monsters is that they lept like bloody sailfish it was incredible. The first i fought for 15 minutes this thing would hold in such fast current i couldn't believe. I got him close enough to net ,leaned down, and he ripped his head to the side and broke off. After about 5 minutes of cursing the sky i threw out again within 10 minutes-> another fish on, this time i had a plan to land him in the shallower he did not agree with my plan and sprinted into the boulder water shredded my leader like it was scotch tape. At this point i am livid but loving every minute of the morning. Throw out ... throw again boom hit like a freight train. This sucker leaps into air and i can just see my face in slow motion--> "Holy S*!t" this thing was HUGE. I wanted it bad , i worked it slow, but this beast was too fierce for words he charged upsteam and held like a boulder i tried to turn him to throw off balance and he just charged on i gave a little slack but was a little too much the fish capitalized charged and snap there goes another.. I was left trembling literally shaking from the experience. that was my last clouser fished another 6 hours only landing 3 smallies. I saw about 8 other fish but they were just playing leaping out of the water and taunting me. None would take a nymph.