I love fall fly fishing tales, especially when it comes to autumn steelhead.
There's nothing better than fly fishing a big steelie water, with nobody but you and a few steelhead alone among the red, orange and yellow foliage.
And when you hook up with one, watch out!
"The thing about steelhead is the power the fish has when hooked," writes The Associated Press out of Pennsylvania. "They usually take off on a run up or downstream and are quick to jump in an attempt to throw the hook."
The steelhead fishing is also starting to pick up out west, where anglers on the Methow River and beyond fish indicators with droppers and have been having a blast hook up with fish that run as far as 100 yards.
Have you had any luck fly fishing for steelhead this fall? Share your steelie stories in the comment section below.
In the meantime, here are some other fall steelhead stories to hold you over until your next trip: