Float Fishing for Steelhead: Techniques & Tackle was a great read written in an uncomplicated, straight-forward way. Vedder is good at talking to his readers about fishing as if the exchange was between two friendly fisherman out in the wilderness somewhere in between casts. His argument about the virtues of float fishing are excellent and he draws comparisions to the other methods of fishing and very reasonable conclusions as to why someone would want to float their line in a wild river full of snags and obstacles as opposed to bouncing on the bottom. It makes perfect sense and it WORKS. Vedder knows what the fish are doing when they come up the river and how to get that grub right in front of their faces, and he tells you how to do it in a language that is very easily understood. Its a quick read, and he touches on the other methods of steelheading just barely, but enough so if you want to try throwing a few lures when all else is failing there is a bit of guidance. Float fishing is not the same as bobbing for worms. There's a lot more to it than that and Dave gets into detail without making things complicated (something, I might add, that holier than thou fisherman tend to do way too much.) Using a float is an excellent way to: KNOW what your line is doing, SEE the bite, AVOID the snags, PLACE your offering in hard to reach areas, LAND some big fish, and ENJOY the whole experience. Thumbs up for Dave Vedder!