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  • Monday, December 14, 2009

    Wrasse The Night Before . . .

    A BIT OF CHRISTMAS STUFF
    There's Some Catching To Do
    empty streams beckon

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    .. The neighbors love the Christmas season. There's a bit of snow and the fishing is grand. Holes in the ice are spewing forth fish like never in recent memory and the ice-clogged Madison River, (a rare occurrence,) sends them to the short stretch between the lakes.
    .. Our sleepy little village is gearing up for the boisterous arrival of holiday merry maker's. The skiers and sledders and photographers and fishers and gawkers are arriving. They trickle in in droves.
    .. The neighbor kids play "count the shivers" as lowlanders slide around looking for garments to augment their designer togs. 'Tis the season to be jolly."
    .. We've adopted the Christmas Wrasse, (Halichoeres ornatissimus,) as the fish of the season. It reminds us of the Hawaiian surf and the fine fly fishing available on the reefs there.
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    .. We stumbled across a list of the "20 most absurd Santas from 2008" and thought we'd share a couple with you.
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    .. The catching has been good between the lakes. A small dip in the temperature has kept all but the neighbors from fishing in the glory holes of the Madison River between the lakes. Even the pros eschew the nuisance of frozen toes and the ice clogging of rod guides. They haven't learned that precision casting of a six-foot leader on the end of another six feet of fly line is about all that you need. Stealth, guile, and precision stalking will out!
    .. Big nymphs, (6 - 10,) and small streamers are doing the job. Winter has finally decided to stay and the fishing is superb. WAHOO!
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