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  • Wednesday, October 22, 2008

    The Butt Hatch

    PICK UP YOUR BUTTS
    Mad River Debris
    and flies that work - now
    .. One of the byproducts of popularity is debris. Certainly not all fly fishers are inconsiderate litterbugs. Yet, to beg the question: 'Where did the butts come from?' is only sensible. Besides the elbows and cursing, and guides searching for big tips in the world's slowest conga lines; there's a new hatch at the Barns Holes. Butts, Butts, Butts.
    .. At this time of year, and this particular place, there are few visitors other than fishers. The butts are fresh and not rained or snowed upon. Whoever did it should be thrashed.
    .. The images below were selected from more than two dozen. We picked them up and cursed the rush to the conga line. Bless their hearts, may they sleep well; and well they may.
    .. We did not join the fray. Twenty minutes later there were a dozen fish caught out of sight and sound of any fishers.
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    .. Fish these flies if you gotta join the fray: Double Bunny, Silli-Legs, Big Rubber Grub.