• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    Swing Your Partner . . .

    NEIGHBORS DANCE THE DANCE
    Pretend A Two-Hander Is Required
    ignore fishing for gear display
    JUST WHAT'S NEEDED FOR THE FIREHOLE RIVER . . . (courtesy Orvis)
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    .. Wow! That river is over 60 feet wide. A giant rod is best here. Let us wade through the fish at our feet and whip the water to a froth while extending enough line to cast to the far bank with a size 14 soft hackle.
    .. Oops, missed the spot better do it again - and again - and again. Hurray, that's where the fly should be. should be. Damn! How to mend all that line?  There's a take. Lift: lift all that line - that's why the rod is so long. Keep lifting. Get the slack out.  Oops, that fish spit my fly. Must be the wrong fly.
    .. We certainly do enjoy the entertainment value of the long rod.
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    TYPICAL SCENE ON THE MADISON RIVER IN YELLOWSTONE . . . (courtesy Winston)