In our neighborhood, winter steelhead weather can mean rain and lots of it.
The word "rain" turns most people off, because they associated it with discomfort. However, rainy days don't have to be uncomfortable, if you dress properly. Rainy days can be beautiful. Everything is washed and clean. Rain softens the edges of the landscape. It dampens sound and a rainy day on the river can be one of personal intimacy. But the best reason to fish in the rain is that steelhead are more aggressive on cloud-cover days.