What is needed to be known is,is it the nymph that is wrong or is it the indy-bobber?
From my point of view, if "you" like it there is nothing wrong with the nymph or the bobber. However I like my friend "sinktip" feel the steelhead is worthy of a more refined aproach, if you will.
I don't think it can be found anywhere in the archives of this forum where we have said "our" way is the only way. The one thing that I am not is a purist, brown shirted or otherwise.
In my "golden years" I have just come to find more pleasure from the swung fly and my floating line. As my tag line says, whatever works for you is alright with me.
If you want to test drive a 5/6 WindCutter I will send you mine for a week.