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  • Saturday, November 26, 2011

    Your Tax Dollars At Work

    NEED WATER DATA ?
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    NEED VOLCANO DATA ?

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    How much oil is there in the BAKKEN FORMATION?
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    Friday, November 25, 2011

    LEFTOVERS

    NOT AT OUR HOUSE
    Desayunos Deliciosos
    chorizo con huevos

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    .. BASTA ! Adiós Turquía: hola sabores de la alegría. It's a refreshing occasion to have breakfast at 2:00 PM, with the neighbors and a 'BUD.'  VIVA!

    Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Fishing For Warmth

    IT'LL WARM YOU TWICE !
    .. The snow has come and the fishing is good. Some folks are prepared, others . . . .  Oh well.
    .. Check out the sage insight about our winter over at WESTERN MUSIC & COWBOY POETRY.
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    Monday, November 07, 2011

    The Search Begins

    CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
    Open In About Six Weeks
    but not for fishing
    READY FOR A LONG WINTER'S NAP
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    .. It's time for the neighbors to scatter. Scatter to those places where fish may be found for the next seven months as they wait for the season opening next Spring. It's not a real hardship - but it's a nuisance, gas prices being what they are.
    .. Yesterday; the final day of the season in Yellowstone National Park was gloomy, filled with flurries, moderately warm, (35° F,) but a bit blustery as the winds swirled and curled.
    .. We pulled out early, (about 3:30 PM,) after sticking an exceptionally small runner with a kype that would do a monster proud - and several residents that took a fly as big as their head.
    .. Off to the local pub to swap lies, plan winter strategies, and reminisce: It's entertaining to watch fish grow during the Winter.
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    REMEMBER WHEN . . . . ?

    Sunday, November 06, 2011

    MISSING PERSON

    YIKES !!!!
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    Mañana

    SOFT WHITE BLANKETS ALL
    Nearly Tropical Conditions
    the neighbors rush to the pools
    NO LONG LINES - WARM WEATHER - FISHING PARADISE
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    .. Tomorrow there will be no legal fishing in Yellowstone National Park. Today, we're headed to the last spectacular catching of the year.
    SOMETHING FOR THE EARS
    .. Yesterday topped 40° F, the wind wasn't, the sun wasn't, the neighbors were and so too, the fish.
    .. It's as if the herd of scaly critters, recently arrived from Hebgen Lake, wanted to leave a beautiful memory in the psyche of fisher folk on the Madison River.
    .. Resident noses appeared on the surface at about 1:30 PM after a foggy morning of harassing the recent migrants with Woolly Buggers and Snortles.
    .. There were a couple of reports of genuine submarines up river on the Gibbon, near the falls. Most of the runners were in the 18" - 22" range. All were seemingly full of spit and vinegar, (boys and girls alike.)
    .. The neighbor kids tied a sheaf of flies on #3 & #4 tippet for us and demanded a reward of our cherished lunch.
    LUNCHTIME PERFECTION
    .. We complied and shared the Nutter Butter 'cookie-spoons' as we dipped Key Lime pie into our maw, followed by coffee and Cherry Heering.
    .. We didn't originate this combination but we have made it our own. Scoff not unless you have tried it.
    .. The number of fishers increased overnight and as near as we could tell, along the Madison River, the density reached something like 1.5 / mile. 21 rods in 14 miles is not overwhelmingly density considering that the fishers occur in pods, (or whatever.)
    .. Speaking of which: is there a collective noun for groupings of fly fishing humans? "A Tangle Of Fly Fishers." "A Snarl Of Wader Wetters," or some such . . . ?
    .. Despite the resurgence of fishers there were good holes gone wanting and fish were obliging through the murky evening light.
    .. We'll let you know how it goes today. Now for some scrambled eggs with bacon and avocado, potato pancakes, left over key lime pie, and double strong black tea. That should get us to 7-mile bridge before we need more sustenance.
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    A PERFECTLY NICE PLACE TO FISH - CATCH TOO !

    Tuesday, November 01, 2011

    Last Gasp

    WHILE THE GETTING'S GOOD
    Madison Producing: Firehole Too
    the elbow brigade is gone
    A DUSTING OF SNOW AND A HEARTY HI-HO RUNNER
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    .. Last night's thunder snow delivered more show and less substance than predicted. The low fog of midnight produced the not unusual phenomenon of hundreds of geese circling the town: lost and with no place to land.
    .. With our snows coming in bits and pieces, and the daytime temperatures holding in the 30's and 40's, it's about as good as it gets for catching.
    .. There are places to park, there are vacant pools, there are eager fish jumping into the waders of fisher folks, and all is right with the world.
    SPECIMEN CREEK IS VACANT AND INVITING
    ..Besides the two bits of famous glory water in Yellowstone National Park, The Gallatin River is an abandoned destination and there are fish to be tangled with in that forlorn little stream as well.
    .. There were giant brown caddis flies dancing in the afternoon sun yesterday. The sun was brief, the dances were short, and the nose of several fish must have gotten cold as they gently sipped the final offerings of the season.
    .. Even the fish in Specimen Creek responded to some splashy presentations of a Scarlet Ibis and a wet March Brown. Oh, if only days like these could last for months, instead of a week.
    .. Well then, perhaps it's time for a "sick day," and another recuperative visitation to the healing waters of the neighborhood streams. After all, the countdown has started and there's a bit of weather in the air.
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    THERE MAY BE A DANCE PARTNER IN THIS BIT OF WATER