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  • Monday, November 01, 2010

    Good Grunge

    RAIN, SLEET, GRAUPEL
    Very Sweet Weather
    pansies stay home
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    .. There's been enough sun to let us know it still exists. There's been enough snow to decorate the mountains. There's been enough cool to keep the cold at bay.
    .. There's been enough rain to mess with the rivers. There's been enough fish to make it a joy for those that really want them.
    .. There's been enough absentee fishers to make the water inviting. And, mom says: " . . . another 6 days of about the same."
    .. The Firehole River above it's falls is full of eager fish just waiting to eat the last soft hackle of the year.
    .. The fish above Old Faithful are waiting for nothing and ravenous for anything that floats or sinks.
    .. The fish between the falls and the confluence are tired of being stabbed in the lip - but still taking Soft Hackles and Woolly Buggers. Even the sacrilegious 'Gob-O-Worms' is scoring big time. We must be in the terminal stages of Fall!
    ..On the Madison River 'runner fever' has finally made itself apparent. The density of plump Rainbow Trout and slithery Brown Trout is finally at the "CAN'T MISS" point. Fishers haven't figured it out and are staying away in droves. It's just plain nice on the rivers right now.
    .. The willow bottoms of Grayling Creek, Duck Creek, and the Madison River are currently hosting hunters, bears, moose, elk, ducks, and fish. Few fisher folks dare brave this jungle - that's probably best.
    .. We've another few days of fishing in Yellowstone National Park. The weather is miserably inviting and the fish are cooperating with a frenzied style that beckons us.
    .. We've no time for gallantry, gentility, flowery prose, or fantasy fishing - we're off to the water. Torture, maim, and frighten the little devils: 'tis the season!
    .. If you need a Yellowstone fix before the snow flies in earnest get here however you can. The roads are empty, the bears are prowling, the elk are screaming, the fish are biting, and all is well with the world.
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