Hit the Puyallup near the confluence of the Carbon and one spot down river this morning. Water was a geat color and at a fishable level. I needed to get out and test some new Rio sinking leaders I just bought, they work great by the way since they have a very thin diamiter and fast sink rates. I ended up working a few different drifts that just scream steelhead, the only problem is that there aren't any in the the Puyallup anymore. At the second place I tried downriver from the confluence I ended up talking to an oldtimer for about a half hour. It truned out to be a guy that has fished the river for steelhead for 50 years. Found out that if you spend time to talk to them you can learn a lot about the river, if you can weed it out from all the mumbling about how good it used to be and the stories of the big one that got away. :thumb: In all it was a very cold and foggy but nice morning to be on the river. I just wish some steelhead would have joined me.