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  • Sunday, October 02, 2011

    An Evening Proposition

    ARRIVE A LITTLE EARLY
    Bring Your Best Stories
    jaw some with the neighbors
    Talk First  --  Fish Later
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    .. For those not in search of the giant fish, Autumn is a gentle time for fishing. This year's protracted salubrious weather just enhances the relaxed nature of a few hours on the river.
    .. Don't get your hopes up. Things are about to change. There's some weather about to interrupt the gab fests in the parking areas.
    .. For now, arrive early, (about 3:30 or 4:00 PM,) rig-up, sit on the tailgate, visit with the neighbors, admire the larger thunderheads building overhead, discuss the never ending problems of the world, glance frequently at the river, and then: saunter nonchalantly to the little dark spot where you just saw a soft and surreptitious rise.
    .. Evening caddis hatches have been regular, abundant, and prolific on the Firehole River this last week or so. The neighbors are using this as an excuse to avoid winter preparations and do some "catching up."
    .. Pick your favorite larva, pupa, adult, imitation and go fishing.
    .. A bit of observation, a bit of stealth, a short accurate cast, an even shorter drift, and the willing fishes will come to daddy. It's not rocket science and the stories you hear are all true. Fishing is every bit as good as the fisher.
    .. Evenings on the Firehole River will continue to provide exceptional catching for the next 10 days or so. A bit of weather, (as predicted,) will just spice things up and encourage other bugs and even early escapist tactics & opportunities for fishers in the neighborhood.
    .. Hie thee to the Firehole and rejoice. There's not many days left before we're talking about the snow and if it will "stick."
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