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  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
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  • Thursday, July 31, 2008

    CHIPS AHOY !

    GOOD GAWD MARTHA
    It's A Poo Fly
    .. Immortalized in Bison Poo is a beautiful rendition of Yellowstone's favorite fly: the "CRUSTY CRITTER." Traveling artist Jeff Kennedy has returned home from his splendid Yellowstone Adventure and the flow of fly offerings is back.
    .. Click on over to Drawing Flies 365 and check out the progress - we're holding our breath. The Sand Fly and the Pine Tree Parachute promise to become classics.
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    .. Fish anywhere but on the Yellowstone River. The Lehardy Fire is still not controlled and you can't get there anyway. To follow the details visit InciWeb. The link to Google Earth will keep you visually updated on this and other fires.
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    .. It's time to call it quits if you're into catching fish on the Firehole River. Give it a rest. Temperatures are up, the fish are being stressed in mid day, and there are better opportunities for catching. If you absolutely demand the "Firehole Experience" we suggest that you cut the bend, barb, and point off of your hook. Float that dry right to the nose of the fish that's rising. If it comes up -- YOU WIN; on to the next! AND -- the scenery is grand.
    .. The Gallatin River is the easy place for all day fishing. So, too, is Soda Butte Creek; So, to, is the Lamar River. The fish are just beginning to get finicky, but there is still time between thunderstorms to catch a few. Take a single box of small attractor flies, leave the vest in the rig, and stroll around.
    .. The riffle and run sections of the Gibbon River are in perfect condition. If you can ignore the traffic noise you'll find success with the same attractor patterns. Any place that there is dark water probably holds a fish. The catching here rewards the soft and slow stalker - no surprise in the thin water of the canyon.
    .. PMD's. PMD's. PMD's. Where? Slough Creek. Fish first; breakfast later -- make it lunch. Tell some stories, then, back to the fray with a few ants, midges, and nymphs. Each day that goes by educates the fish a bit more, and given the pressure it's now or more difficult. . . .
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    .. HDW MOBILE reminds us that all is not what we might think it is. Back from traveling he lets us see what Wordie finds in his 'word cloud.' We tried it.
    Maybe we'll change the name of these epistles to:
    "Creek Fishing for Yellowstone Trout."