Don’t call this fish a Rainbow Trout, even though the two salmonids are from the same species. The Steelhead is found in salt water, not the fresh lakes where its colorful named counterpart resides. This one piece makes that clear: we are talking about real Pacific Ocean Steelheads! You know, the 10 pound salmon that can actually survive the process of spawning. Quite a feat that any angler should be happy about: more steelheads for your hook to catch! You can catch them on the fly or angling them in with some slip bobbers in the rivers where they spawn.
If you ask us here at Gill McFinn’s which subspecies we prefer to angle for, Rainbow Trout or Steelhead, nine times out of ten we prefer the Steel! Since they are similar in coloring, we could have identified the species on this fishing Romper as a Rainbow Trout. The crew of the Frankie Anne III was unanimous: a fish that can thrive in both fresh and salt water… it was no contest. To all the Rainbow lovers, there is something known as a Sharpie. Once yours, this Romper could always undergo some naming modification!