RITUAL IN FULL SWING
Fish Density Near Optimum
social fishing is extreme
|WALLPAPER: JOIN THE FAITHFUL|
.. A whole new lexicon has developed around the spawning runs of Brown Trout as they leave Hebgen Reservoir and ascend the tributaries of the upper Madison River Drainage.
.. The lore is sprinkled with so many mystical secrets and so much misinformation that it rivals the great religions of the world.
.. There are myths and legends surrounding the icons and fetishes. There are sanctified behaviors for holy places like named waters or dark sanctuaries where tokens for worship may be procured.
.. Special meals and libations are prepared and dispatched with solemnity that approaches the absurd.
|RUBBER LEGS FETISH|
.. Non conformists are those that do not worship at the approved temples. Various sects and cults have grown up during the inflorescence of Trutta Worship. Each cult has it's own adherents and believers.
.. There are those that adhere to swinging fluffy bits of feathers in the sacred pools. As if erectile hairs and feathers have mystical powers of attraction.
.. A sizable congregation has gathered assortments of effigies that poorly represent small life forms and present these as offerings to the scaly gods.
.. We could go on but there's no need. Beliefs and rituals defy rational exploration. Mumbo jumbo is important in the fall ritual.
.. They spawn in more streams than just the upper reaches of the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park.
.. The fish seem to be less selective than publicized and take whatever flies that hit them in the nose.
.. They rest in many locations that are never fished but always in protected places. Often places that are outside of the liturgy of the faithful.
|NEIGHBORHOOD SHRINE DESTINATION|
.. Prophets crying in the wilderness are often ignored while priests in solemnized spaces pontificate the orthodoxy that brings the congregations back time and again.
.. Some of our neighbors ignore the wailing and moaning of the choir. Their lack of orthodoxy has cast them out of the congregations. They scramble through thick willows. They tumble down steep banks. They wade where none has waded before. They catch many fish and don't bother to praise themselves or their totems or fetishes. Bless them all.
.. There are many spawning, pre-spawning, and precocious fish throughout the Madison River Drainage. Some are even in Yellowstone National Park.
.. It getting late and we've got to get to church. Perhaps the elbows will be padded even if the pews are not.
|WALLPAPER: THE BURNING BUSH|