My advice would be to float fish/drift fish until you start catching consistently and then move up to the fly rod.Today I fished the section of the Sandy along the Oxbow campgrounds, coincidentally it was the first place I fished on the Sandy 6 years ago. My gf at the time/now wife knew how much I loved fishing and bout me a trout rod that I was using everywhere I could. There I was snagging spinners one after another not even realizing my little trout rod was no match for any steelhead I may have ever encountered. I stepped foot on that stretch of water today and thought to myself I've learned SO much since then. I fished every inch of that water, may have gotten a bite once but landed nothing. I didn't walk away with a fish but I was happy knowing that I've come a long way but also have a longer road ahead of me. I'll be hitting that spot again tomorrow, this time with my fly rod. I find myself intimidated at times by the wealth of knowledge that others have compared to myself. I could benefit greatly by joining the Sandy chapter of the NWSteelheaders, I'll look into it. Thank you for your help and advice, I appreciate it.