We're calling this year's version of STEELHEAD NATION "Pursuit of an Icon" for a reason. Having fished my way around the world and witnessed firsthand the fanaticism of the South Florida tarpon crowd, the dedication of the Alabama bass gang and the Long Island striped bass squadron, I hereby declare the following: no fish in North America inspires (and haunts) quite like the winter steelhead.

An icon? Damn straight.

We kicked off STEELHEAD NATION 2014-15 on Nov. 29, and we're on the steelhead trail until the end of February. Go hit up the Wild Country Facebook page for daily reports, photos, Q&As and chat. If you have a photo of a giant, let's see it!