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  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Blindsided

    NEW DEVIL WORM ?
    Oh So Simple
    so late to the party
    COURTESY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
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    .. While strolling along the path to LONE STAR GEYSER on  opening day we stopped to watch a youngster jerking in Brook Trout by the bushel.
    .. We squinted our peepers to see the magic fly that was being used with such deadly success. Failed.
    RED WIRE WORM
    .. It's not in our nature to leave simple problems unsolved. We watched and waited for an appropriate moment.
    .. Eventually the fisher could no longer lift his arms. The reel was smoking and the line was frayed. He reeled in and began to make his way back to the trail.
    .. With our best, (unpracticed,) humility we approached this mighty fly fisher and smiled our most friendly toothless grin. He paused, smiled back and said 'Howdy.'
    .. We posed the query foremost between our ears. He smiled more broadly and showed us the RED WIRE WORM. We blinked twice.
    .. We asked for no recipe. We asked for no tying instructions. We asked nothing and thanked him.
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    .. Saturday evening marked the first of the season pub-postmortems. We hesitated to mention our discovery.
    .. When we did we were told that the worm was not all that new. In fact it was pretty standard fare in the Spring fly boxes of hipsters, (whatever that is.) Who knew? Not us!
    ..Apparently the worm is now making it's way into our insular village. It's not a big seller in the local feather merchant bins, (no feathers.)
    Courtesy BIGHORN FLIES
    .. So then, a couple of year's ago Field and Stream ran a brief article about Spring flies: there it was, [LINK-FS.]
    .. It is a worm that falls into the San Juan category of worms.
    .. It is featured by the Avant-garde fly fishers in Billings at Bighorn Flies, [LINK-BF.]
    .. Use your imagination. Enjoy the colors. Tie up a couple of gross and thumb your nose at the purists. This thing catches fish.
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    .. It's not too early and not too late. There is time for another pot of coffee. There is a rock hard doughnut from the weekend. It'll soften up in the coffee. Sustenance!
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