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  • Thursday, August 14, 2008

    Soda's Poor Sister

    JUST A FEW PATTERNS
    Stroll Gently Sweet Angler
    avoid the crowd
    .. For just a few pennies more in gas, (or a few less if you're coming from Silver Gate,) you can fish Pebble Creek and avoid the riffle-rush of rabid visitors.
    .. There's a small campground and space for 30 camps, (more - or - less;) and a brief stroll will find you some eager fish and very few elbows.
    .. If you've the legs for it, the upstream area has some spectacular scenery and fantastic holding water. The fish are generally unmolested and only the bears appreciate them -- many bears!
    .. You'll need only a few patterns and a light rod. Put on a day pack; carry a 4 or 5 piece 4 or 5 weight rod and enjoy Soda Butte Creek's poor sister.
    .. The glory waters of the Lamar River, Slough Creek, Cache Creek, and Soda Butte Creek garner all the attention during 'hopper time.' Well Mable, there are hoppers-a-plenty up stream from the campground.
    .. Take a Humpy. Take a Wulff. Take a Feather Duster. Take a Caddis. A couple of Hare's Ears and a Prince will also be needed, too. AND -- DON'T FORGET THE HOPPERS!
    .. Cock your bear spray and fish where few fishers dare to go.