Took time off from installing laminate flooring for a friend to do a little fishing this morning. I had started the day fishing a small run up above Allison Canyon. Despite the water clarity being terrific I was not rewarded with any hits as I drifted a variety of purple and pink leeches under a strike indicator before switching to a sinking tip to swing through the tail end of the run. I headed downriver to another nice run in the mid river section and swung away with my 8 weight single handed Sage, but lost my versa tip on a hang up mid river. Discouraged I headed down the river as the rain started to really come down. I was contemplating packing it in for the day when I noticed there were no cars parked at my lower river run. I parked and walked down to the river and began swinging a pink squidro fly at the top of the run. Since I no longer had my versa tip on, I was relying solely on my clear camo sink tip to get the weighted fly down. I proceeded to cast and swing and step down the run and was finally rewarded with a headshake as the fly reached the middle of the run. I set the hook and battled this 14 pound hatchery buck to the beach for my first steelhead of the season.