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  • Monday, October 26, 2009

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    FISHING FRENZY
    ON THE MADISON

    Runners Galore
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    .. As if you didn't know! This is a very good year for catching lake-run fish on the Madison River. The neighbors concede that even they will venture into the throngs of elbows for a jostling good time.
    .. They have adopted some reverse protective coloration so that strays and infrequent visitors won't know it's the locals at work.
    .. Most have borrowed their wife's cars. They poke around the little known wide spots in the road and then park the 3-year-old Subaru, (or Cadillac, or Buick, or Audi, or Grand Cherokee, etc.,) in a spot not too far from where they ply their trade.
    .. The pull-outs and wide spots have become gathering places for itinerant fishers from around the world. Jovial fisher folks and dour spouses are gathered in abundance. It's a crackin' good time.
    .. There is an interesting assortment of gear and flies in evidence. A few two-handers were observed yesterday, and even one 4-weight. The sky came and went with the winds and new words were invented for the melee that ensued.
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    SECRETS REVEALED:
    -> Best time: Dawn to Dusk.
    -> Best places: Local Hole #1, Bugger Bend, Junction Pool, Little Sandy Bend.
    -> Best flies: Soft Hackle, Rubber Legs, Yellow Anything.
    -> Best lunch: None.
    -> Best rig: Cast-a-bubble with a yellow woolly bugger trailing a big soft hackle.
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