Day 2: November 2, First Full Day
This weekend was a partial work weekend for Tuck so we left him in the morning at the condo while we headed off to the Upper. Before we left, I remembered that Tuck told me he thought he may have left his fishing license in his saltwater bag. So he checked his waist pack and after pulling out 15 different expired fishing licenses from several different states, he realized he didn't have the one he needed. Way to go buddy you have a card deck full of license and not one of them makes you legal in this state. More bad luck. He debated whether or not to go rogue and risk it. I told him the local warden is not a pushover and he could get a duplicate for something like $5 and he rightfully agreed.
After leaving Tuck, we made it to the river. As with any blue ribbon stream, the river was already stating to crowd before we got there. After finding a stretch that appeared to be somewhat free of fishermen, we made our way to the river. I rigged two rods, a tandem nymph rig and another with a streamer. I never had any luck with streamers for trout in a river. When I met a member of a local forum during a fly tying night in the summer, he was showing me all the Sierra hogs he pulled out of various rivers with a streamer. So I wanted to give it a shot despite the fact I have little to no confidence in what I am doing. Since Chul has also had success with it also I could see what he was doing and try and mimic his technique.
Giovanni's for pizza. Having made no right decision all weekend, I took what seemed like an eternity to order. I was not about to make a wrong choice for dinner. Finally I made up my mind and had the Gio's pizza which was just a copy of the old Wolfgang Puck style of pizza made with pesto sauce instead of tomato. The choice proved to be a good one my very few of the weekend so far.