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  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Old White Guys

    GET RICH NOW
    Our Government-Fail
    go fish & avoid it all
    THE SENATE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
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    .. Fishing is a good escape from activism.The cares of the world rapidly slip from our shoulders and splash quietly in our favorite waters.
    .. It becomes easy to ignore how the government plays with our future. It's easy to ignore the secrets of the back rooms in congress. Go fishing and let it pass.
    .. On the whole, our society is fat, dumb and, happy. The leisure class and the poor class are very well off in world comparisons.
    WHILE WE FISH
    .. While we fish the current administration is gutting the health care system of our country. While we fish the EPA is, (by design and executive fiat,) enforcing less with fewer staff.
    .. While we fish the interior department with even fewer staff is aiming to reduce or eliminate public land set-asides.
    .. The oft, (wrongly,) cited example that "NERO FIDDLED WHILE ROME BURNED," comes to mind. Let us all fish as our democracy crumbles.
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    .. Now that the overcast has exited stage right we are blessed with tourist weather.
    WORKS WELL
    .. There is still hope for serious fishers. The Firehole River is still worth fishing with PMD's and White Miller Caddis - if you like 'em on the top. Fish are still pretty angry and slapping soft hackles with gay abandon.
    .. Should you need to catch more fish the bead head fuzzy flies are doing well. Fish them slow and in the dark water windows near the bank. Watch the sun and pick your shade.
    WORKS BETTER
    .. The Madison River has cleared nicely and is a good choice for catching. Soft hackles are the go to selection. In National Park Meadows there are still some willing takers for surface and sunken stoneflies = big or little = black or yellow. Have at it.
    .. There are even some caddis flitting around the parking areas at both the Barns Holes and Baker's Hole.
    .. Up through the construction area there are excellent places in the small canyon of the Gibbon River.
    DOWN AT CHOCOLATE POT
    .. If you are willing to brave some steep banks there are fine pools and riffled runs for the taking.
    .. Even the Campground Pool at Norris is plunking out happy dance partners.
    .. Even a Grayling or two can be had at this location.
    .. Should you choose to investigate the 'too cold water' of the Gallatin River in the park we suggest that it's not too cold.
    .. Soft hackles through the gentle riffles will serve you well. Smashed caddis and debris imitations through the slicks will  easily entice the hungry fish.
    .. There are a few deep clear bends that are entertaining. Get down and sneak up. Toss a Prince Nymph way upstream and watch the easily visible fish reach out and suck it up.
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    .. The sun is out, the lines are long, the bison and ground squirrles are causing massive traffic jams. Most of the bears have moved up and all is well with the flood of visitors.
    .. We're going to sleep off breakfast and then pack a lunch for this evening's frenzy.
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