Or should I say lack of Thompson River steelhead. One of the world's most fabled steelhead rivers is a shadow of its former self. Some years it's open, others it's closed. I still long to fish the huge water of the T as it's called by many and hook up on a big, powerful steelhead. The combination of fish and river give you a chance to get spooled like few other places. Wouldn't that be a story to tell.