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  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Old Tech

    VINTAGE ROTISSERIE
    Going Strong
    just like a perfect leica
    WALLPAPER:   BRINED AND SPIT ROASTED
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    FRY AS BAIT
     .. If it ain't broke - don't fix it. At our age being trapped in a past century is not all bad. The rotisserie still roasts and the old Hardy reels still catch fish. What's not to like?
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    .. The cool, (not cold,) weather continues and the lowland Madison River is a perfect destination for catchers of the streamer stripe.
    .. Bright overcast and even blue skies yield good fun on both sides of the river. Watch the sun and switch as the shadows move.
    .. We like the early afternoon on the west side of the river just as the fish have settled in.
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    WALLPAPER:  OLD FRIEND  --  A WORKHORSE
    WALLPAPER:  A PAIR OF NEW FRIENDS

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    In Fact

    NOT 3-DAY NORMAL
    We Honor Them All
    pause for a moment now


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    WALLPAPER COLORS OF FALL

    Saturday, November 09, 2019

    Palate Pleaser

    WALLPAPER:  SHORT RIBS AND ZUCCHINI
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    .. The neighbors, feeling sorry for our primitive cooking habits, gifted us a pressure cooker. We've tried it a couple of times.
    .. The jury is out on the results. Still working on how to do the perfect rib steak!
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    WALLPAPER:  BREAKFAST

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    Innocuous ?

    TARNISHED !
    Rolling News Flash
    all that gitters . . .

    Marie Yovanovitch

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    .. The contemporary fact of the matter is: our public "news" sources are so cross fertilized with opinion, quackery, and lies that it may take more than a single source to glean the actuality of a reported event.
    .. We recently noted that Marie Yovanovitch was brave and deserved notice for that bravery in her testimony before a congressional committee {LINK.}
    .. We herein note that there is some question about the completeness of her testimony - as the full transcript of that testimony has come out.
    .. She seems to have been less than forthcoming about a small item of her testimonial  behavior that may be of significance in this matter. Perhaps she did, in fact, contact a congressional staffer when she said that she did not.
    .. There is a bit of reporting does shed some light on the matter {Link.}
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    WALLPAPER:  LARD,  FLOUR,  SALT, SODA AND, BUTTERMILK

    Sunday, November 03, 2019

    The End Of . . .

    PARK FISHING
    Onions
    sex starved fish
    WALLPAPER:  PULLED FROM THE SNOW
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    .. We got a head start on our winter productivity. We're two dozen shy of our first gross of  flies for others. It passes the time!
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    STANDARD MATUKA
    .. There are a couple of sympathetic guides who have taken pity on us and scheduled some lowland river fishing.
    .. The upcoming 10 days should prove to be warm enough and bright enough for some streamer tugging down on the Madison River.
    .. With our day light saving switch and, sleeping in to hit the active fish time, we should be ready for anything. Seldom a skunk this time of year.
    .. Dark under banks and crisp shadow lines are good for the soul in the late fall. Splash, pause, swing, tug, swing, tug, swing, tug,  slam-bam thank you ma'am.
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    TRAILING SHUCK
    .. Habits are hard to break. One that has stood us in good stead is the use of the simple Matuka. We've tied and used the latest and greatest on and off each year. But, just can't break the habit.
    .. With a little luck the deep side of the boat should provide excellent big nymph dunking. If the sun plays peek-a-boo there may still be some dinky baetids bopping around. We're pleased to visit those foreign lowlands a couple of times each year.
    .. The old truism about "smaller through the season," seems to hold value. So, we take advantage of the neighbors' kindness. They tie some 14's and 16's on short leader bits for us.
    .. The other truism about stillborn flies in late season seems to bear some truth as well. Ugly flies seem to be worthwhile during this time of year - on the right day.
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    .. The best thing about a good an exceptional river guide is their selfless energy in response to the client's needs. We're very needy. There are so many things we do poorly that can be compensated for by a good guide. There are only a couple of guides that put up with our deficiencies. Happily they are willing to indulge us. Off we go.
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    WALLPAPER: HONEY WHEAT LOAF

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Brave On All Accounts

    LIFELONG SERVICE
    War Hero
    veracity personified
    Alexander Vindman - ARMY STRONG
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     .. With training and decorations to attest to his integrity, bravery and, service Alexander Vindman testified before congress. He heard the famous phone call. It was his job. It was also his job to help the transcribers "get it right." His job was done when he delivered his corrected copy to his boss. Somehow, his corrections were omitted. FOR SHAME.
    .. He has lived the army creed:
    "I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional. I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America, in close combat."
    .. We salute Lt. Col. Vindman !
    Resources
    NPR All Things Considered
    Wikipedia
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    WALLPAPER:  HOT BEEF SANDWICH