Okay i know this may sound silly... BUT What IF there was a cross breed of a steelhead and coastal cutthroat that was ocean run... Just something i've been thinking about. Kind of like a Sea run cut-bow.
You would probably have to wait for a good solid week of rain and wait at the river mouths. I've heard of people hooking them, but not much success in landing. I couldnt even imagine that. That steelhead has anywhere to run.
I'm not saying steelhead aren't beautiful, but with a coastal cutties spots all the way down the body and that big orange slash... oh my "jaw drops"