|WALLPAPER: HEADHUNTER ON THE MADISON|
|THE UNFISHED FIREHOLE|
.. The Madison River is still being loved to death by folks seeking the submarines from Hebgen Reservoir.
.. The afternoon clouds have been dense enough to keep the smallest mayflies happy but not so dense that the caddis flies are bashful.
.. Even the big fish sanctuary between the bridge and the Kepler Cascades is devoid of fishers. Such a strange moment in time for this sweet and friendly river. The neighbors are loving it.
.. The white miller caddis are hanging on in good numbers all day and the widely distributed itty-bitty's are still working nicely, (try about 2:00 PM.)
.. The "Neon Whamme." and the "Rock Worm" have been added to the ubiquitous soft hackle and flymph arsenal.
.. The Fish in the Firehole River have colored up nicely this fall and there are some lovely hero shots on cell phones - if you're into watching a fish gasp for oxygen.
.. This, again, has been an easy year on the fish. The last three winters have been very gentle and recruitment is up. The Madison River is showing a very high fish density right now.
|WEATHER TOO NICE TO FISH|
..Resident fish can be found in all the fishy places that water-flailing runner hunters are not.
.. Soft hackles and mashed caddis flies are bringing resident fish to hand all day.
.. The soft and dark waters along the bank hold the displaced residents. They are not giants but they are still hungry too.
|LARGE AND LONG|
.. The kid down the block could make a fortune selling them right now. If you brought your kit you just might give it a try.
.. Both resident fish and runners are enjoying soft hackles. And, both seem to be taking the giant ones as well.
.. If you're up in time to see the crescent moon and Venus, then, you are awake enough to have a cuppa joe, fill the thermos, and get on the water as the dusty-rose color tickles the morning clouds. In that case, you should have the best places to yourself. Waking up before the counter help is a good feeling.
.. The fish will reward you.
|WALLPAPER: THE FRIENDLY FIREHOLE RIVER|