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  • Saturday, August 29, 2015

    TYEMNOW

    MORE THAN RUMORS
    Macho Fish For Macho Anglers
    be brave -- hunt big fish
    LET IT SWING UNTIL TIGHT !
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    .. Into the psyche of a small cadre of fishers sneaks a defensive and secretive syndrome. It happens each and every year at about the time that a 20" fish is pricked at the Barns Holes on the Madison River.
    To Gull A Gulper
    .. The syndrome includes, in addition to furtive glances, a certain change in demeanor that smacks of a bantam rooster. Feisty defensiveness, slurred syllables, and flashing lightning from the eyes are required to accompany the spittle that is ejected from the blabbering pie hole.
    .. A total transformation of the persona is an entertainment not to be missed. It goes beyond mere braggadocio. The mighty have fallen to the mightier!
    .. The swagger is dripping with accomplishment. The verbiage is laden with superlatives. It's a ritual of Fall. It's beginning as you read this.
    Small And Simple
    .. Mighty fishers have dragged to shore horrific denizens of the deep in epic battles that need to be told. Grandiose and grandiloquent are the gestures and gesticulations flashing in the musty aisles of the local feather merchants' dens.
    .. It's early for the ritual. It's early for the run. It's time, indeed, to make sure that you've  tied the annual arsenal. There was indeed a decent fish taken at the gauging station run. Come to the river and become MISTER MACHO. It's nearly that time of year.
    .. We're taking the 4-weight for a walk deep into the willows of Notellum Land. There's still a beaver pond where some Rainbow Trout behave like Brook Trout. We can't enhance our ego by catching these fish. It's just too easy.
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    WALLPAPER:  DARK SPRUCE FLY