WANT TO start a fight in most river town bars through Rockies, start talking steelhead v rainbows. But a great read from Louis Cahill from Gink and Gasoline on the relationship of resident river rainbows and steelhead.
There is, of course, a huge argument between anglers over the nature of steelhead and trout, which brings with it a fair amount of animosity. The fish themselves, however, apparently have no such prejudice and it turns out that steelhead anglers owe a great debt to the resident rainbows. Without those trout, we would likely have no steelhead left.