Do the math yourself man. The spinner's two inches long, goes down the length of the fish 27 and a half times. two inches times 27.5 is 55. Give and take for photo error, or any sort of distortion, maybe five inches of difference. I knew it was a monster, but I'm not fudging on the dimensions. I don't weigh or measure fish that often, I only wanted to try and figure out the size because it was so huge. I have the spinner on my desk, measured it, and compared it to the photo in photoshop, did the calculations ten times to make sure.
I don't know anything about the length of the record steelhead or anything. If I'm doing it wrong, let me know. I seriously doubted it was that long when I was doing it too. It's the bigest steelhead I've ever caught, I don't care much besides that. Just look at it!