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  • Sunday, June 01, 2008

    Straight To You From . . .

    JUAN CARLOS
    SHOULD BE ASHAMED

    P.S. short Firehole Report
    P.P.S. a wahine too
    .. On frequent occasions we dip into the sage meanderings of The Horse's Mouth. We gather wahines, information, insight and nostalgia.
    .. This time we gathered a chilling bit of video. We present it below for your edification.
    .. El Caminito del Rey, (The King's Footpath,) is just a bit of crumbling cement and rusty steel supports north of Malaga, and north of Alora, near El Chorro Spain. It ascends a 700 foot gorge of the Rio Guadalhorce: it looks, (and is,) pretty fishy.
    .. The footpath was constructed between 1901 and 1905 as a means of access for an interesting aqueduct project.
    .. Should you feel the need to go fishing for giant carp, barbel, pike, zander, bass, or even trout you should check out Go-Fishing-Spain.com. The excellent site map will give you instant access to the opportunities that present themselves in the Andalusian region around Malaga, (we prefer Granada ourselves - viva el Rio Darro.)
    .. The video below is not for the faint of heart. It's not even for most of the stout of heart.
    .. The footpath is closed to the public: but given the independence of spelunkers, rock climbers, and tourists from around the world, it gets visited almost daily. (Four people fell to their death between 1999 & 2000.)
    .. The limestone regions of Spain are justly famous the world over for caves, cliffs, gorges, and climbing locales. This gorge on the Rio Guadalhorce is just one of the many attractions just south of the Plains of La Mancha.
    .. In scientific terms this trail has a "PUCKER PHACTOR" of 10+ !!

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    .. The Firehole River is fishing just fine; thank you. A few Baetis, a few Caddis, a few trout, and elbows of the mighty fishers are all present and accounted for.
    .. The unsettled Spring weather has failed to darken the river very much, and good opportunities exist above its confluence with Nez Perce Creek. Below the confluence you have to pick your water with care - or trust to luck.
    .. The Little Firehole River in Biscuit Basin has yielded some very nice fish on soft hackles; and, there's even a surface bite for those willing to stand still and watch the water. Caddis, Baetis, midges, and sticks seem to be what the trout are eating in this short stretch of water.
    .. The Firehole River above Old Faithful, along the trail to Lone Star Geyser, is gin-clear and cold. It harbors mighty Brook Trout ranging to over 7". They too are eating sticks and whatever else, of an appropriate size, that floats. Few fuchsia vests or $900.00 rods were seen on this stretch yesterday.
    .. We're on our way back right now - the sun is not up yet and it's dead calm. Rumors abound of a great spinner fall - we're skeptical, but curious.
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    .. Also From The Horse's Mouth: a blue fish!