These ancient, tea colored streams of the lower Kenai Peninsula are home to one of God's most magnificent creations, the Steelhead Trout. These wild, fall run chromers begin entering streams in good numbers around September 15th and fishing continues through October. Fish average 8-10 pounds with 15 pound plus fish being tailed yearly. We fish a variety of flies and techniques for these bad boys depending on water conditions and time of year. Steelhead fishing is some of the most rewarding forms of fly-fishing there is. Imagine swinging your fly through the meat of the pool. This is going to be the one, you know it, you feel it. The morning sun begins to warm your cold, numb fingers, but you don't even notice. You're focused. You mend your line through the yellow and red leaves floating downstream and begin to swing your fly out of the depths when you feel it. That micro-second when your line pauses for that sixth sense strike and there he is, the chromer immediately blows downstream out of the pool, headed back for the ocean. The fish bucks down but eventually succumbs to your fly rod. Sitting in the water at your feet is 12 pounds of chrome bright steelhead. The fish is staring you down right in the eye as you remove the hook from its corner jaw. You grasp his tail and release him back into the cold, October water. You pick the sea lice off of your wool glove and begin shaking, but not from the cold. You feel it? We feel it too.