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  • Thursday, August 26, 2010

    Hot Group Sex

    GUIDES GET FACIALS
    Fish Get Stuffed
    gulping is great
    {fish porn too}

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    .. There is a local, (and growing more popular by the year,) tradition of still water fishing that is attracting a hoard of "XXX Rated" fishers to our gentle sport.
    .. On the right day it provides everything that marketeers and advertising agencies dream of. It excites fishers to the point of ecstasy and exclamation!
    Chris Herpin From
    Bud Lilly's Trout Shop 
    Gets A Facial At Hebgen Lake.
    .. Tens of thousands of highly sexed bugs merrily fornicating in plain view, guides with more naturals in their hat and face than artificials, blistering action, beautiful scenery, fish so close to the boat that you could pet them, rise-rings so perfect in the mirror-smooth water that photographers drool, and catching beyond the wildest imagination of any wet dream are all present.
    .. When mother nature presents us with a perfectly still morning, and Hebgen Lake is so mirror smooth that not a ripple is present; when the lake is so flat that the ring of the rise can propagate for 100' or more, when the quiet is so pervasive you can hear the fish sucking in the bugs from a 200' away. when the chironomids have given way to callibaetis, and tricos: then and only then is the fabled "GULPER" fishing at it's picturesque and exhilarating best.
    .. Unless you've seen it, it's hard to believe that 905 square miles of lake can be mirror-smooth & the only disturbance on the surface is the ripples of thousands of fish rising to gulp down a bit of breakfast.
    .. A monster hatch of both mayfly species occasionally occurs on the serene and quiet mornings. When it happens, it's hard to see either the water or the sky.  It's spectacular and beautiful in it's fecundity!
    .. It's hard to explain this phenomenon to those that have not seen and experienced it. Giant trout abandon the depths and slowly porpoise on the surface of water in studied regularity. This is an easy feast and not many fish ignore it.
    .. Rise forms cover the silky water with exquisite precision and show the direction of the fish with bow waves pointed toward the next encounter with the surface.
    .. Some days the dance is so hypnotic that casting is abandoned in favor of watching. Some days it's just too easy to catch fish. Some days, on the other hand, there are so many bugs that your chance of catching is one in ten thousand. On those days it's nice to know that there are so many fish that you'll eventually hook up
    .. Catching is best from a boat but the bugs and fish are not too discriminating about the nearby shallows. Wade-fishers get their share of dances too. Right now the lake is alive with bugs following their biological imperative, and the fish are following theirs, and fishers' theirs as well.
    .. Depending on your disposition and predilections there are many ways to catch these noisy slurping and gulping fish.
    .. There are purists that use a single fly and target a single fish. These folks time the rises and anticipate the pattern. They cast in just the right place and  then peer intently at a little fly on the glassy surface over 50 feet away. Gentle recovery and perfect casts make this about as tense and exciting as any fishing can be. Seconds become minutes, minutes seem like hours and sometimes the fish takes the fly.
    .. Akin to the purist is the surface connoisseur. Their technique is nearly the same but a pair of flies is used. Two different patterns or two different sizes adorn the end of these fishers' tippet. The precision of the cast is nearly the same. The anticipation and tension is high. The concentration is intense. The lift must be timed to the downward ark of the fish. It must be perfect and gently increase it's pressure as the fish moves down and the tight line moves up. It sounds easy - try it!
    .. Other fishers will use a dry/dropper combination early in the hatch. Many of the gulpers will swirl and twirl on the surface eating both the emergers and the nymphs as they come to the surface, buoyed by their gas filled shucks.
    .. This technique is preferred by those that can lay down a gentle line in the approximate center of 10 or 12 giant spooky fish that otherwise would seldom come to the surface for food. There is only just a bit less tension as this is akin to still water bobber fishing. Many folks that employ this technique do use a bobber or an indicator. The lift and set is still studied and persistent.
    .. However it's done, "GULPER" fishing can be so good that catching seems routine. Save for the occasional 'monster hatchs' like those happening now, it's an exciting way to take very large fish in relative ease.
    .. During the monster hatches the tension and anticipation put an edge on the fishing that often overshadows the catching. Frustration with the caprice of the fish is common. They will take a natural right next to your offering, push it aside with their bow wave, nudge it with their dorsal fin, and sometimes come back and take it in a lightening swirl. There's just no accounting for a fishy psyche! Whatever the case, now is the time to be on Hebgen Lake.
    .. The still, warm, and salubrious mornings are becoming fewer as Fall approaches. Winds and breezes are stirring earlier and earlier as air temperature collides with water temperature. If you have a day or two - get here now!
    [Photo note: all photos and the video were taken with our new toy the Fuji FINEPIX-X10. We're still discovering  just what this little trinket can do. We've figured out how to increase the color saturation. Now all we need to do is figure out how to make movies and stills at the same time. You may have to reload this page - for some reason the video is a sticky one]
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