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  • Friday, July 11, 2014

    Far And Away

    MORE THAN JUST RUMOR
    In A Remote Land
    gas up the trusty horse
    ON THE FORK
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    .. Even here in our isolated village when there comes news of spectacular catching in a land far away and in wild lands to the west of us: we listen.
    .. Most parts of the HENRY'S FORK of the Snake River around Last Chance, in the foreign country of Idaho are producing catching stories of epic proportions.
    .. From reports of a flav hatch that blotted out the sun, to Green Drakes the size of hummingbirds, to caddis in numbers not seen in decades; the reports are staggering. The fish are gluttonous and the fishers exuberant.
    Trade Items
    .. With the recent ratcheting up of the flows through the Box Canyon even float trips have become nearly gentle and fishers are becoming catchers with little effort. Double droppers and streamers are taking the legendary Rainbow Trout of "THE BOX."
    .. We've put the bite on some of our inebriated neighbors and gathered together a war chest. It consists of enough trinkets, tackle, money, and maps to fuel an exploratory expedition to the wonders of the foreign country across the continental divide.
    .. Body armor, wormwood infusions, brewed hops, MRE's, and gossamer tippets are in the provisions.  The kit also includes a simultaneous translator device to enable us to communicate with the natives. There are even very foreign looking buglettes that are rumored to entice exotic and cagy foreign trout to the hand.
    .. Rivers wider than our driveway are not usually our choice for exploration, (yet we're stuck with way too many of them.) We've seen them fished. We've fished a few. We may have to suffer through another day of water where the far bank can't be reached with a cast from the near shore.
    .. Should the moon and planets align correctly and should the opportunity arise, we shall mount the extended visitation to verify the legends. After all, we're loath to have to be forced to return the extorted largess to the original donors.
    .. We'll report the results right here: should we be lucky enough to escape from the savages, over the hill, with our fingers and epidermis intact.
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    WALLPAPER (Loaf 18):    SOURDOUGH SANDWICH BREAD