• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Sunday, October 10, 2010

    As Time Goes By

    WOLVERINES COME HOME
    Dem Were Da Days
    Moms & Dads & Grads & Kids & Neighbors
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    .. 'Twas worth missing a fish or two. But, - we're glad it's only once each year. The nostalgia reeks!
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    .. Now then, a brief bit of phishology.
    Sweet sorrow
    => Gallatin River, hoppers about done, caddis, midges, attractors,  and Baetis will be the choice for a while.
    => Madison River, streamers for the big boys, Baetis for the residents, soft hackles for either,
    => Firehole River, double soft hackle, very small nymphs, Baetis imitations of your choice.
    => South Fork, still waiting, worms scoring in the estuary and around the boat launch.
    => Gibbon River, big meadows are wet but worth the crawl - big fish  on midges, others on soft hackles and nymphs. Little meadows are wet too; Brook Trout are neon-bright at the moment.
    => Lamar River responding to rain, a bit of mud, fish still active.
    => Slough Creek, get there now, it's streamer time near the ranch and in second meadow. Midges are everywhere but not thick yet - now there's a challenge.
    => Obsidian Creek, just about deserted; fish all day with an attractor on top and a nymph below. Use them together for pure chaos and constant action.
    Nice Touch
    => Solfatara Creek, bears and moose enjoying the upper reaches; moving toward campground.
    => Grayling Creek has some nice and very spooky runners in the willows. They don't go too far upstream so you have to fish in the willows. Avoid the hunters, moose, and bears. Take a friend and make a lot of noise. The elk will avoid you.
    => Cougar Creek, still too dry to fish.
    => Bacon Rind Creek has a few good sized fish - they don't seem too interested in dancing.
    => Watson Creek has pods schooling in it's small estuary. It's criminal but the worm hoards are taking home lots of fish.
    .. That's enough for now. The fog is still here and the dew is thick. The second pot of coffee is gone and we're late for our date with a finny friend.
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    In Your Face
    Once More . . .
    Abbey Road
    Digital Memories
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