|WALLPAPER: MID NOVEMBER WEATHER|
.. We went outside early this morning to see the super moon and discovered the eastern sky lit up like neon behind the thin clouds of an impending winter storm. Asi es la vida.
|COME ALONG SALLY|
.. Although fishing in the park is over, the walk and ride sign is out and the neighbors get some genteel and free access to the west side wonders. This is a little known tradition that, (in weather like this,) is greatly appreciated by the high country village dwellers.
|ON THE DIRT FOR NOW|
.. The South Fork of the Madison River is coming into it's own. The flow is low and cold and the migrants are bunched up in the deep holes and outside bends of the river.
.. No need for a snowmachine this year, but the tour company operators are gearing up for the inevitable storms.
.. The little trickles on the Continental Divide side of Hebgen Reservoir are loaded with migrants and very few elbows. The neighbors with enough money for gasoline have been enjoying both the weather and the catching.
.. Down canyon the Gallatin River has slowed considerably and the warm weather has kept both the water and the bugs in unbelievable catching shape. There are still some spruce moths, beetles, and ants on the water. The caddis have slowed - only to be replaced with an early swarm of midges. What a wonderful Autumn this has been!
|THE DOUBLE MIDGE|
.. Adjust the sizes and depth of the dropper for the water and you'll do well with a gentle stroll along the bank.
.. If there are noses to be seen and, you can see the wee flies, a double midge pattern will poke those noses nicely.
.. It's been unseemly crowded along the lowland Madison River. Happy wet dogs, pretty pink and blue vests, some owner rowed boats and guides have been doing the late fall polka. It shan't last too much longer.
.. Not to put too fine a point on it but a couple of neighbors have fished the shadows at dusk Between The Lakes. The much scorned and mightily maligned mouse along with giant streamers on the surface have nailed some trophy fish - released with cell phone verification of course.
.. So then, time for petit dejeuner - or some such.
|WALLPAPER: PASTRAMI IN BÉCHAMEL SAUCE|