In order to make my trip to the Olympic Peninsula happen, I've had to request my paycheck early, acquire a second credit card and put basically the entire trip on it, postpone bills, let my travel partner pay for more than his fair share (he insists he's happy to), drink shitty beer, wish-and-wash, and stress far more than I'm used to. If I wasn't confident it'll be worth it, I would never consider doing any of that.
After pulling all that, there's a slight chance I could be a dirt-bag fly fisherman after all (even so, you won't hear about my "sick" or "epic" trip, although I might mention how wonderful or terrific it was ... so probably still not
a dirt bag).
And then came the announcement that "most" steelhead fishing in Washington will close on February 1. Frig. Apparently, the OP should be good to go.
All things considered, the stakes have risen. Better catch something. Or at least see something cool...