• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Friday, December 25, 2015

    Merry Brrrrr

    IT'S CHILLY TODAY
    Feels Just Like Christmas
    might be colder maƱana

    OUR NUMBER
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    .. Time for a thermometer check in the neighborhood.
    .. We have an interesting pastime when the cold dips down low. The question is simple: "What did yours say?"
    .. By comparative consensus we arrive at the village temperature. It's usually a range and it's never the same as the "official" temperature but it is reflective of the conditions around the village.
    ..   Right now consensus is trending in the -8° F to -13° F range. Tomorrow should bring out the truly cold numbers.
    .. This poses only a small problem for some of the neighbors. Fishing locally with the new trinkets from under the tree will be exhilarating, to say the least. 
    .. More when the computer thaws.
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    'TIS THE SEASON

    Sunday, December 20, 2015

    Thursday, December 17, 2015

    Sunday, December 13, 2015

    Road Work

    WINTER SEASON OPEN
    Elite Visitors Arriving
    bunches of $ to visit
    WINTER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
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    .. Soon, (tomorrow or the next day depending on Federal funding bills,) the West Entrance Station of Yellowstone National Park will accept affluent guests to the winter wonderland for the wealthy.
    .. The joys of Yellowstone, (two days: Upper Loop and Lower loop tours,) for an average family of four can cost a couple of week's wages - or more:
    >> Travel, to West Yellowstone = variable,
    >> Lodging = $300.00 / night x 2,
    >> Eating =  $250.00 / day x 2,
    >> Entrance Fees = $40.00,
    >> Snowmobile Guided Tour = $400.00 day x 2,
    >> Snow Bus Guided Tour = $300.00 - $450.00 day x 2,
    >> Postcards, trinkets, etc. = $0.00 - thousands,
    >> Travel from West Yellowstone - variable,
    >> Total = at least $1,740.00 (plus travel.)
    .. All visitors are required to take guided tours, (save for a select group of individuals that are drawn by lottery and must have best available technology snowmobiles.)
    .. Entrance on skis is available for $40.00. Old Faithful is 30 miles from the West Entrance Station - should you care to try:  + lodging at each end.
    .. Y'all come.
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    WINTER WONDERLAND


    Saturday, December 12, 2015

    Dump Ahead

    Event:Winter Storm Watch
    Alert:
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH 
    LATE MONDAY NIGHT... 
     
    * LOCATIONS...BATTLE RIDGE PASS...BOZEMAN...BOZEMAN PASS... 
    TARGHEE PASS...WEST YELLOWSTONE...BIG HOLE PASS...CHIEF JOSEPH 
    PASS...DILLON...MONIDA PASS...ENNIS...NORRIS HILL...RAYNOLDS 
    PASS...TWIN BRIDGES. 
     
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEYS AND 
    IN THE MOUNTAINS 10 TO 19 INCHES. 
     
    * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING OVER MOUNTAIN 
    PASSES OF FAR SOUTHWEST MONTANA...INCLUDING THE WEST YELLOWSTONE 
    AREA. SNOW WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD ACROSS SOUTHWEST MONTANA 
    SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. 
     
    * IMPACTS...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL CAUSE 
    REDUCED VISIBILITY AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WITH SNOW COVERED AND 
    ICY ROADS.
    Instructions:LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.
    Target Area:
    Beaverhead
    Gallatin
    Madison

    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    To The Lowlands

    FOG AND RAIN
    Critters And Fish
    over the hill jaunt
    MAGPIE AND FRIEND
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    .. There's a big difference between -20° F and +28° F. It's occasionally good to see the elk in the grass.
    .. It's also enjoyable to catch fish from the foreign country next door. They look just like ours!
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    SPICE CAKE - ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

    Sunday, December 06, 2015

    Thursday, December 03, 2015

    Sharing

    YNP NATIVE FISH CONSERVATION
    Park Wide PDF Available
    for those that really care
    JUST LOOK AT HER
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    .. Thanks to an alert neighbor we can point you to the "YELLOWSTONE FISHERIES & AQUATIC SCIENCES 2012-2014" PDF.
    .. The 56 page document, (YCR-2015-01,) from  the National Park Service, Yellowstone Center for Resources, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming is at THIS LINK.
    .. The status report is fairly comprehensive, (finally,) and outlines the program mechanics including: a comprehensive summary of the program, explanation  of the current conservation actions, and a large section on the efforts in Yellowstone Lake. Maps of collection and removal sites are documented as well as the brood stock development in Goose Lake.
    .. It will take several readings to digest the report. There's food for thought and fodder for discussion.
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    Wednesday, December 02, 2015

    Erratum

    THE POST BELOW
    We're # 2, not #6
    bad writer . . . bad, bad