There are about as many ways to describe side-drifting as there are anglers practicing it, but one thing's for sure, it's a very effective way to catch steelhead. J.D. Richey is one of the top side-drifting guides on the West Coast, and in this book he shares everything you need to know to become a successful side-drifter. Best described as a family of techniques, side-drifting includes three methods--freedrifting, side gliding, boondogging. Each method has its own chapter where the concepts and tactics are discussed, then a chapter on the basic gear you'll need for that technique. Also included are special tips and tricks from guides and expert anglers, all of whom contributed greatly to the information in this book. You will learn all there is to know about this highly effective, and at times controversial, steelhead method from the best!