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  • Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Lowland Madison Visit

    STILL FALL DOWN BELOW
    Fewer Fishers - More Fish
    lots of choices
    NEW BOTTOM AND ALL - IT'S READY TO GO !!
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    .. With a kind and generous neighbor at the oars we were treated to a rare visit to the 100-mile riffle. There was a hole in the clouds so the day was warmer and more gentle than many a blustery one in June.
    RARE FISH PORN - PRETTY FISHIE
    .. Bugs were plentiful in the air and we could've imitated any of several Caddis Flies, Itty Bitty Baetis', Crane Flies, Horse Flies, or other winged denizens.
    .. The visiting head hunters strip streamers looking to dance with an exuberant piscine partner.
    .. After much mulling and cogitating we produced the ideal rig: a size 14 Parachute Adams. The easy way out of the technical fishing trap set by the local experts and sage minds of the lowlands.
    INDULGENCE & COMPETENCE
    .. Healthy Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout were a bit recalcitrant in the sunshine, but we had some dance partners. The streamers were a bust but not the pretty little Parachute Adams - go figure.
    .. Breaking away from our personal predilections for finding fish: a nymph was on the end of the line for only about 1/2 hour.
    .. It's nice to have indulgent neighbors with keen eyesight that can tie a competent knot.
    .. We fished merrily along leaving a trail of flies stuck in snags, sweepers, boulders, cobbles, willows, and baseball caps, (oops -- sorry 'bout that.)
    ..The freezing drizzle in the high country is muting the vibrant colors of Fall. Not so along the lowland Madison River: it's still way too green and gold for the middle of October. We'll take it.
    .. We're "re-Rigging" and getting ready for a bit of snow and rain and sleet and hail. It's off to Yellowstone National Park in the morning. Back to bluster.
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    LOWLAND COLOR -- AWESOME WITH THE GREEN STILL AROUND