Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
NOT AT OUR HOUSE
chorizo con huevos
-------.. 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
IT'LL WARM YOU TWICE !
.. Check out the sage insight about our winter over at WESTERN MUSIC & COWBOY POETRY.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Open In About Six Weeks
but not for fishing
|READY FOR A LONG WINTER'S NAP|
.. 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.
|REMEMBER WHEN . . . . ?|
Sunday, November 06, 2011
SOFT WHITE BLANKETS ALL
Nearly Tropical Conditions
the neighbors rush to the pools
|NO LONG LINES - WARM WEATHER - FISHING PARADISE|
|SOMETHING FOR THE EARS|
.. 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.
.. 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.
|A PERFECTLY NICE PLACE TO FISH - CATCH TOO !|
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
WHILE THE GETTING'S GOOD
Madison Producing: Firehole Too
the elbow brigade is gone
|A DUSTING OF SNOW AND A HEARTY HI-HO RUNNER|
.. 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|
.. 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.
|THERE MAY BE A DANCE PARTNER IN THIS BIT OF WATER|