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  • Tuesday, September 25, 2007

    Drought Adapted Piscaforms

    NEW FISH-LIKE CREATURE
    Evolution Accelerated In Firehole River
    .. There have been strange happenings along the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park. Visitors have been using flies from far off lands and have been catching unusual sub-aquatic creatures along the gentle bends of Biscuit Basin.
    .. Speculation by park biologists suggests that the strange creatures are the product of accelerated evolution in response to global warming and the last seven years of extreme drought.
    .. The most successful fly for taking these evolutionary wonders comes from the gentle mountain glades of northern California at the foot of Mount Shasta.
    .. Fishers from as far away as Bozeman and Tennessee have brought the fly to Yellowstone in the hopes of catching these nautical curiosities.
    .. The fly was initially developed by a famous California fisher as a joke and foisted upon unsuspecting fisher folk to keep them from catching fish in the fabled waters of the Upper Sacramento River.
    .. Fly fishers, being a thick-headed lot, have kept the unsuccessful fly in their boxes and tried it on all the rivers they encountered in the hope that it would work for something.
    .. The unnamed fly has been a secret weapon in the battle to keep visitors from fishing sacred waters in the salubrious climes of Dunsmuir and the surrounding area. Now that the secret is out, and now that people know that the fly is species specific to these evolutionary misfits it needs a name.
    .. Tom Chandler at the Trout Underground is running a contest to name the infamous fly. If you win the contest you will achieve fame and glory and be showered with an inordinate glut of prizes and wealth.
    .. If Ed Dentry had this fly he surely would have captured something on his trip to Yellowstone. He suggest that luck is drying up in Yellowstone. No sir! He just had the wrong information and flies.
    .. Click on over to the contest page and give it a whirl. Perhaps this is your day to become a most famous moniker maker!