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  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Drive A Little . . . Catch A Lot

    IT'S SUNDAY AFTER ALL
    Just A Pleasant Ride
    catch some fish too
    SOCIAL FISHING ON A SMALL STREAM IN A CAMPGROUND
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    .. In addition to the many and various wild fishing opportunities in Yellowstone National Park. And, in addition to the elbow jungles of the glory waters. There exists some truly genteel recreational opportunities with congenial fish and congenial fishers.
    THE CAMPGROUND FLY
    .. Some residents of our village actually enjoy a ride in the park. With a destination picnic in mind it's possible to time the traffic so that you are always going the wrong way.
    .. Enter way too early - beat the traffic. Have a picnic and saunter around, (some call it hiking,) the chosen location. Explore a gentle bit of water full of petit eager fish. Head home early - beat the traffic again.
    .. Most picnic destinations are near small streams and some are near campgrounds. If there are still visitors in camp they are probably just relaxing. They are enjoying the surrounding area and not in a big hurry to "see it all." They may even fish some and catch some.
    .. Social fishing takes place in these situations. It's not for the hard core. It is for the gregarious. Maybe there will even be a fish caught - so much the better.
    .. Gear is simple: inelegant by the snob standards of Yellowstone fishing. A simple 4 or 5 piece pack rod, reel & line, (any weight line less than 9.) A medicine jar full of flies. A couple of leaders, some tippets forceps, curiosity, and exuberance. Some good sunscreen. and bear spray, (YES EVEN IN AND AROUND CAMPGROUNDS!) Remember to saunter.
    .. Finally be sure to take a camera - or cell phone. Smile!
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