I finally got to fish today on the Snoqualmie up from where the south fork joins. At a tempting spot I noticed what looked like several brown torpedo shapes in the current. Weed? Logs? Both seemed unlikely given the speed of the current. They reminded me of what I had seen a few years ago downstream of the Wallace Hatchery. My fishing buddy had pointed to them and I in my ignorance said ‘“what are they”? He replied by catching one and it turned out to be a rather large steelhead! So I decided to wade out towards the torpedo’s because they just couldn’t be big fish. As I got about 6 feet from the nearest torpedo it move sideways further out by a foot or two! I walked back to the car and tooled up with a small selection of steelhead flies. I then proceeded to cast my selection of flies at the torpedo's from all angles other than the optimum one as there was a large tree/bush in the way. I tried going up stream through the jungle to the other side of the tree/bush but the bank there was steep and straight into what looked like deep water. I didn’t want my last glimpse of my wife to be as I drifted downstream to the falls! Eventually feeling rather tired I gave up but it was a hard decision to make. The questions are:- 1. Have I gone mad because of the noise of the helicopter? (see post) 2. Did I really see fish? 3. Were they steels? 4. If the answer to 3 is Yes, how should I have tried to catch them? For a full account of the trip and my encounter with the helicopter and the Sherriff please see http://breakingrods.blogspot.co.uk Fishing in WA is so exciting!