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  • Friday, September 23, 2016

    In The Twinkling Of An Eye

    REAL FALL WEATHER
    Real Fall Fishing
    lots of eager fish
    WALLPAPER:  AUTUMN STORM ON THE DIVIDE
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    .. From anticipation to actualization has taken about three days. The lazy warmth has passed rapidly into some cool and stormy weather just in time for the best catching of the season in Yellowstone National Park.
    .. We've had some glorious rain, mixed with a bit of sloppy snow and hints of hail, with a few thunder boomers: lovely!
    BRINDLE AND HEN
    .. The bugs, fish, fishers, and counter help have all responded with seasonal enthusiasm.
    .. The big topic in the dark corners of the pubs is how quickly the Madison River has filled with submarines.
    THE FUZZY STONE
    .. Not only are the tributary estuaries full of plump and fairly stout fish; so too the parking places all the way to National Park Meadows.
    .. Very large streamers chugged downstream through the dark holes have landed some heroic runners over the last two days.
    .. Even the resident small black stonefly nymphs have taken a few larger fish, (residents or precocious males - who knows?)
    .. The key to success seems to be movement. Movement of fishers - not fish. Some folks love to spend hours in the same run with the same fly - great pastime.
    A YELLOW SOFTY
    .. However the formula seems to be: several flies + several techniques + lots of different water = good catching. Try it you'll like it.
    .. Leave us not forget the faithful as they return to the Firehole River. That whole population of fish has come alive with raucous abandon.
    A SPARKLY SOFTY
    .. Soft hackles are being slammed like no tomorrow and there has even been a small hatch of caddis in the breaks between thunder storms.
    .. We've inherited a fresh supply of "pretty flies" from the neighbors and, we are doing our best to wrinkle them. The trout are loving it.
    .. Residents on the Madison River and rambunctious Firehole River fish are enamored with the yellow ones and the sparkly ones that our kind neighbors have given to us.
    .. Check with your favorite counter help for locations of greatest fish density and activity. Be sure to ask the telling questions:
    >> How do you know? Who told you?
    >> Got a cell phone picture? With a date stamp?
    .. It's coming on dark and we've missed both of our naps today. Time for a snack.
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    WALLPAPER:  Tacos: Carnitas de Puerco