You just expressed my thoughts a lot better than I would have.Salmon Chaser said:While i won't pick either,, I will say that i have found steelhead to EXPLODE out of the gate immediately after being hooked and seem to be going 5 different directions at once. An Atlantic, most times, will seem to gather him/herself for a split second and then proceed to kick your ass on that incredible first run and up to 8 or 9 jumps!!!!!. Regardless of which species takes the fly the rush and amazement is the same,,, though the two fish are worlds apart.
Gordon, very excellent!! I was over there with my wife, upstream from Glen Lyon, visiting her great-great-grandfather's homestead. On the way up, we followed the River Lyon. I fell in love with it! Wanted to fish it so badly. However, we were on a tight schedule. Anyway, I want to go back and fish it and the Tay. If I do, I'd be more than happy to doctor-up some Salmon with a red stripe. However, they're absolutely super in their own right.speyghillie said:I have fished for both loads of times but i cant really pick a winner both are great fish to fish for, if steelhead embody the spirit of North America because they are aggresssive, wild and free, we must have them here some where in Scotland.:hihi: