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  • Saturday, August 16, 2008

    FYI

    HOLY CLOUD BANGERS, BATMAN
    Fish Weir Again
    don't abandon gulpers
    .. Straight from HDW-MOBILE comes a note about lightning and graphite fly rods. There's a fine photo of an anvil, and reference to the FLY TALK page in Field and Stream.

    FYI: "It's cloud banger time."
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    .. From our own West Yellowstone News Online comes a note about the placement of the Madison River Fish Weir for the fall-run-fish from Hebgen Lake.

    FYI: "It's looking like fall in the high country."
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    .. Gulper fishing on Hebgen Lake is happening as we speak. Some of the neighbors have lamented that the high water level in the reservoir has hampered fishing because the water-weeds haven't reached the surface.
    .. Other, more savvy, neighbors understand that when gulpers gulp, they do it despite the proximity of weeds to the surface.
    .. The classic image of gulper fishing usually encompasses glass-smooth water, late morning dimples, a placid float tube, and big fish in the apron. Abandonment of the fun comes with the wind-rippled water that hinders sight fishing and turns tubes into roller coasters.
    .. Feeding often picks up during the windy spells. The cavitation currents near the surface "jiggle" the weed beds and dislodge bugs, (Tricos, of course: but others as well!)
    .. Additionally, a "chum line," so-to-speak, is formed in the down wind section of water below the weed mass. Often times shore fishing to gulpers in this chum line is far more productive than bobbing around in a tube or boat.

    FYI: "Gulpers gulp in the wind."
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    .. Caddis in the early moon last night brought to the Madison River quite a few neighbors. They chortled, giggled, guffawed, and amazed themselves with their catching prowess.
    .. It could happen again tonight but the warm day, and warming water may discourage the same neighbors because of the damage they could do to the fish.

    FYI: "Hoppers are in full flight at The Barns Holes."
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    .. From Felicia's Atomic Lounge in Ithaca, New York comes:
    Another kind of grasshopper:
    ¾ once white (clear) crème de cacao
    ¾ ounce of green crème de menthe
    splash of cream or soy milk
    Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass.

    FYI: "Go now, Grasshopper, and guard above all things the purity of your cocktail."