|Beautiful Wild Winter Steel|
This fish took a size 18 midge dropper that I tied on 4x tippet and would rush away as I approached her with my net. I played her carefully taking my time to get her in as soon as I could as well as trying not to break my light tippet. Several attempts later I felt the sweet and exciting achievement of landing my first Butte Creek steelhead.
The flows are going up and down but should stabilize soon with all the on again off again rain. It should help bring in some more winter fish.