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  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    To The Canyon

    EARLY -  THEN GONE
    Quite A Few This Year
    not too selective yet

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    .. We seldom bother with the big bugs in the Firehole River Canyon. Although it's a Spring pilgrimage for some, it often is a disappointment for many others, ourselves included.  The hatch is usually spotty and not too dense. It can come when we've other things to do.
    .. It is usually visited by so many elbows that the fish can hear three different ring tones at the same time.
    .. This year seems to be a non conformist sort of year. The bugs have been growing in numbers and are not shy about visiting the ears of fisher folk. There are only a few pairs of elbows that have figured it out.
    .. For whatever reason the hatch was a bit early this year. It seems to be a bit more dense and the density has increased over the last couple of days.
    .. You may pick your favorite bug imitation and catch some fish with little effort - at the moment.
    .. We had, on the other hand, several magnificent refusals on some glorious and famous big bug imitators so we switched to some golden stone fly sorts and took a few. Maybe the fish are just admiring the bigun's and eating the smallun's. Who knows these things?
    .. Anyhow, do it now or forever hold thy peace.
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    WALLPAPER: STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE WITH BUTTER CREAM FILLING