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  • Sunday, July 14, 2013

    A Point Belabored

    NOT HOPPERS BUT,
    Beetles, Ants, Worms, Sticks,
    sometimes the trout eat it all
    PRETTY PINK BOW TIE ON FOAM FUZZY BEETLE
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    .. It's not that we are angry at the mayflies. It's not that we are angry at the stoneflies. It's not that we are angry at the caddisflies. Nor do we hate the spruce moth, or damselfly, or dragonfly.
    THE HUMBLE ANT
    .. Right now, however, as we speak, the wee little land dwellers are beginning to fall into the water and serve themselves up as food for trout. It's not a roaring parade to the water - yet; but trout are eating terrestrials.
    .. For a nearly perfect combination of flies on the Gardner River try floating a foam beetle above a trailing golden stonefly nymph.
    .. Should you be in the mood for the opening of the Yellowstone River there just may be some terrestrial action as well.
    .. This year the river is running at a good 1,200 fps below seasonal norms. That might allow access to some  early season wading localities that have not been seen in decades.
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    .. And, that's about all there is to that story.
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    FLOATS HIGH -- CATCHES TROUT