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  • Thursday, August 07, 2008

    Do Grown Men Giggle ?

    JUST HOW GRAND IS
    THE SPRUCE MOTH HATCH ?

    Do You Really Want To Know ?
    words fail !!
    .. This has got to be quick. They're falling out of the sky like hail in central Oklahoma. The rivers have so many moths that you can't see the water.
    .. Guides in Ennis are paying their sports to stay home so they can fish the rivers. West Yellowstone is shut down; everyone is fishing on the Madison River.
    .. There are so many dead moths that the city workers are sweeping them from the street before they can pile up and block the headlights of cars each night.
    .. Giggles are erupting from fishermen covered in moths and moth dander.
    "There's one in my shorts."
    "There's one in my ear - no two!"
    " And you won't believe what they're doing."
    .. Fishing is so good that the feather merchants are offering refunds to those unlucky souls that only take 40 fish on their guided trip.
    .. There are no caddis imitations larger than size 18 left in West Yellowstone. The price for a caddis imitation, (if you can find one,) is now about $27.50/each - and climbing.
    .. The cloud of moths extends from Three Forks to Mack's Inn and from Virginia City to Old Faithful. It promises to last for at least one more evening.
    {{And that means one more morning of giggles, guffaws, and sheer roars of delight as technical fly fishing is thrown out the window for the pleasures of pure catching.}}
    .. We're skipping breakfast, biscuits and gravy, coffee, and the news. The damn trout have become boisterous, obstreperous, and glutinous. It won't last long.
    .. Some trout are even jumping into waders to get the moths trapped in fisher folks shorts.

    Yes Grown men do giggle!