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  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Trending

     EMERGENT FLY FISHERS

    Drive To The Water

    ignore walking

    GOT IT ??  FLAUNT IT !!

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    .. It's late fall in the neighborhood and the gentlemen sports are here in droves. Vehicles that cost as much as condominiums, (and of approximately the same size,) are sprawled across several parking spots on our streets. Dressed to the nines they only lack jodhpurs for the proper effect.

    .. We're a bit jealous but not at all envious. We're here all year by choice and love it. Right now the fishing is great and the catching commiserate with angler skill and persistence. What more is there to ask?

    .. Deeply presented flies are dredging up some spectacular submarines from the Madison River. The key is good mending skills and the "it 'em in the nose" approach. Not much more to say.

    .. Other places to score nicely are: Firehole River above Old Faithful in the canyon and along the Lone Star Trail, Duck Creek in bear/moose country, Gallatin River above the meadows, and of course Notellum Creek.

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    WALLPAPER:  FALL BOUNTY

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

    Timely

    MAK FLIES SCORES

    From Afar

    tie it large

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    .. We're sure that a size 14 hook will work in June, July, August and September. Right now a size 6 or size 8 would be more appropriate for runners in the Madison River above Hebgen Reservoir.

    .. The tonal combination is strikingly similar to yesterday's fly.  Go figure. The neighbors are out right now with a handful of them. Film at 11:00.

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    WALLPAPER:  MR. GERMAN'S CHOCOLATE CAKE


     

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

    Stranger Than Fiction

     WORKING NOW

    Try It And See

    don't tell the pros

    SILVER GHOST NYMPH

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    .. Apologies for the image. The angler wouldn't give us one and we only had a point and shoot camera. He called it a 'Silver Ghost' and it is tied on a size 4 hook.

    .. Floated just below the film and took several nicely sized runners. Dead battery. That's all folks !!

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    WALLPAPER: POTATISBULLAR + BACON + LOGANBERRIES

    Friday, October 16, 2020

    He's Back !!

     ASSAULT ON ACCESS

    That's Your Access !!

    multimillionaires united

    SLUGGER IS BACK IN TOWN *  
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    .. With more than 300 million dollars in his back pocket, Greg Gianforte the "AT LARGE" Montana representative from sunny San Diego, wants to be our governor. It is our opinion that this carpetbagger believes that folks from Montana are fools and idiots.

    .. We believe that Gianforte has been trying for years to sell our public lands, (just like Senator Steve Daines and Ryan Zinke.) This creationist unholy trinity is centered in Bozeman, Montana, (of course,) and, we firmly believe, is a thinly disguised real estate cabal.

    .. You can check their bona fides: supports William Perry Pendley, in bed with the Charles Koch Foundation, gives $$$$$ to the Foundation on the Economy and the Environment,  gives $$$$$ to Heritage Foundation, and other sundry crusades to remove resources and access from our public lands and waters.

    We could go on about this convicted "punch them in the face Californian"  --  BUT  --  check the resources below to see how your access to fishing and hunting in the last best place is being threatened.

    >>> OUTSIDE <<<

    >>> REMEMBER THIS?? <<<

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    THE SNORTLE IS WORKING

    . The breezes were blustery yesterday. We are in for a week of mixed weather and some temperatures on the coolish side. Big fish are being tormented on the lower Madison River, (all the way to Hebgen Reservoir.)

    THESE WORKED YESTERDAY
      .. There are reports of submarines in the Firehole River Canyon, right near the entrance road. Although large streamers are the common ammunition for this invasion of runners some very large nymphs are also scoring big in the dance exhibitions.


    .. We're on a fools errand today. Pub table, (outside,) rumors have it that there are bugs on the surface below Biscuit Basin on the Firehole River  --  we'll see.

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    WALLPAPER:  LEMON CURD TURNOVERS

    * courtesy 'cleveland - dot com'

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

    Mark Your Calendar

     BIG DOIN'S COMIN'

    A Death In The Family ?

    some new data revealed

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    .. Future tourists to Yellowstone National Park may find a forest where Old Faithful is now. Recent data collected by the U.S.G.S. combined with previous data suggests a timeline for the cessation of eruptions in the Upper Geyser Basin, (yes even Old Faithful.)

    .. Radiocarbon dates on wood from the geyser mound combined with lengthening eruption intervals point to a cessation of eruptions in the near, (geological,) future. Our current, (and trending climate regime,) is most like the Medieval Climate Anomaly [LINK.] That was a time, about 800 years ago, when the North Atlantic Ocean was warmer than it is now.

    All manner of human historic events occurred during that time: Norse discovered Greenland, Norse discovered North America, prolonged droughts affected the Great Basin and the Native Americans living there, Chico Canyon and Pueblo Bonito in the southwest were abandoned, etc.

    RESOURCES

    >> Live Science,

    >> Fox News,

    >> Wikipedia,

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    WORKS GUUD

    .. Very Big fish this year in the Lower Madison River. Avoid the Conga Lines. Cover lots of water. Bundle up. Bring warming libations. Mash a sandwich or two. Don't give up. Use big flies.

    .. The dense run of big fish seems to be a bit later this year. Global warming or reduced pressure or just plain magic? Get out there now!

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    WALLPAPER:  FOR THE KIDS


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    Monday, October 05, 2020

    Friday, October 02, 2020

    The Way It Was

    15 MINUTES  IN YELLOWSTONE

    More Than Lunch

    it is the best

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    WALLPAPER:  RIBEYE  --  YUM !!