The "Steelhead Stalker" floats are very effective for float fishing
for steelhead. The basic concept behind drift fishing for steelhead is
to use a float to present the bait or jig to the steelhead holding near
the bottom in a natrual drift. The Steelhead Stalker floats are attached
to your line using 2 o-ring rubber bands allowing you to adjust the
depth (distance between the float and the jig or bait) easily until you
get the right depth for the water you are fishing.
First, you want to match the Steelhead Stalker float with a jig head
of the proper weight. The Steelhead Stalker floats' size designates jig
head size you should use. With the proper weight, the Steelhead Stalker
should float vertically with the yellow top above the water line. If the
jig head is too deep (hitting the bottom) then the Steelhead Stalker
will tip over. This indicates that you need to adjust the float so that
the jig heads is above the bottom.
Here are some additional tips for drift fishing for steelhead using the Steelhead Stalker floats: