|WALLPAPER: DEEP AND DRY|
.. Around town the streets are either dry or full of slush. The town crews are finally cleaning up after the recent dump.
.. Within a day or two there will be roller skis and skateboards on the streets.
|THE NEIGHBORS' RED WORM|
.. By Wednesday there will be a steady stream of our neighbors headed out of town to pester some fish. During the coming week there may be some flurries.
.. There may be some drizzle or real rain or sleet - YEE HAW. It will be warm!
|BEAD HEAD SOFT HACKLE|
.. Some are experiments. Some are failures. Some are pretty flies that are readily recognizable. All will catch fish -- especially in the winter.
.. Down canyon the Gallatin River is still giving up fish to some wildly stripped small streamers. Properly placed nymphs are becoming the standard fare. Fish the border areas between dark and bright water or, fish the undercut bank near bright water.
|GRAY HAIRED PRINCE NYMPH|
.. The fish are podded up and it takes some hoofing-it to find them. When you do, hold on, there could be a dozen within easy casting range.
.. Even during the blinding blizzard last week a couple of stalwart dudes went down between the lakes.
|BULLHEAD DEER HAIR EGG|
.. Redds are beginning to appear and should be avoided. Should you choose to fish this water please use heavy leaders, horse in the fish, scoop with a net, release quickly and forego the hero shots.
.. As soon as our wader patches dry we're off to the gentle and easily accessible Notellum Creek. First some chow.
|WALLPAPER: DOUBLE DECK BLT & FRIES|