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  • Thursday, May 30, 2019

    We Did

    YOU SHOULD
    It's Very Long
    it is understandable
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    .. It took us some time and, it took some effort AND, we are still digesting parts of it. We have felt that it's more important than a few nights at the pub.
    .. The Mueller Report is an important bit of our national soul. We will continue to peruse it.
    WE WONDER:
    .. Can you have an opinion in your ignorance? Fly fishers have practice at this.
    .. We hear so much ignorance from professed Democrats and professed Republicans about the report. Sort of like barroom chatter about the size of fish or human protuberances.
    .. No one that we have talked to has read the report, (small sample but telling.)
    IS THIS THE WAY IT IS ?
    .. Of course we know that Kentucky politicians are right next to God when it comes to forming Republican opinion; no need to read.
    .. On God's other side is the disenfranchised former Secretary Of State who has the straight line to truth for Democrats.
    .. The American populace, (and fly fishers?) have no need to read, given these sterling examples of honesty and integrity.
    REVEL IN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
    ..The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.  Oh well.
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    ON THE BARBEE  -  GRILLED SHRIMP AND PINEAPPLE

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    AMEN !!

    CLICK IF YOU DARE
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    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Tough Memories

    THEN AND NOW
    We Thank You
    sales & bbq  ??
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    We're here because of them.
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    .. For the families of those who served: thanks to you too.
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    Friday, May 24, 2019

    Tomorrow

    SHOULD BE . . .
    Cloudy / Overcast
    high/low waters
    YNP PHOTO
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    .. So it's finally time to visit some friendly waters in Yellowstone National Park.
    .. We have been blessed with near perfect conditions on our west side waters: water below bank level. slow waters, clearing waters, trout catching temperature waters, cool overcast skies, bugs hatching, fewer than normal visitors, seasonal help  at the feather merchants.
    .. Here's the current river data:
    >> Firehole at Old Faithful,
    >> Firehole at Madison Junction,
    >> Gibbon at Madison Junction,
    >> Madison at West Yellowstone.
    .. It's been a mighty long time since we could fish them all on opening day. We are greatly appreciative.
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    WALLPAPER:  BUTTER GARLIC SHRIMP

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    The Scots' Problems

    SALMON TURDS
    Bacterial Mats
    seafloor death zones
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    .. We do wonder if there is a parallel between the hype about sustainable salmon to eat and, the hype about river protection for fishers and commercial usage?
    .. How 'bout putting the whole riverine ecological zone at the forefront? Bugs? Beavers? Crawdads? Scouring? Erosion? Human piss and poop? Crushed riverbanks? Otters? Muskrats? Capricious dam discharges? Fertilizer runoff?  AND, so much more!
    .. Have we lost sight of the big picture? Bits of fixits here and there will hardly last for the ages. Such is the mind of the fisher.
    .. Just a thought.
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    WALLPAPER:  SWEDISH MEATBALLS {from Turkey?}

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Tribute ?

    THE KIDS ON TWITTER
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Neighbor Running

    BULLOCK ANNOUNCES
    Novel Approach
    our loss
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    .. Search the interwebs OR [READ IT HERE.] Announcement HERE.
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    WALLPAPER:  SHORT STACK

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    Final Judgement

    THREE SENTENCED
    All From Livingston
    don't shoot cougars

    NPS / Connor Meyer

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    .. Three men have been sentenced for killing a cougar in Yellowstone National Park [LINK.]
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    Monday, May 06, 2019

    American Heroes

    "Grab ’em by the pussy."
    Bash Your Wife's Face
    our excellent role models
    FOOL 'EM ALL . . . EH?
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    .. We celebrate the classic expression of contemporary American Culture. [LINK]

    Sunday, May 05, 2019

    A Distant Land

    SALTY STUFF
    Sandy Stuff
    salubrious south
    GENERAL PRACTITIONER
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    .. Once upon a time in a far distant land we would fish for those critters with scales at Ponto State Beach, Swami's Beach and, in Batiquitos Lagoon.
    .. Those fish were stronger than trout but not quite so colorful.
    A FISH OF MYSTERY
    .. Ah those fish; minds of mystery.
    .. One at a time, schools of hundreds, on the surface, down deep, in the surf - all kinds and all places.
    .. And oh, the smorgasbord that those fish would revel in: sand crabs, shrimp, prawns, worms, octopus, snails, little bits and large bits - whatever comes their way.
    .. What a mystery is the mind of the fish! An even deeper mystery is the mind of the fisher. Fish are opportunistic predators and gobble what looks good and is close by. Fishers are tradition bound and read books about what flies they should use.
    PONTO PRAWN
    .. Fish are alert and twist and swim to meet the occasion of a food source. They wait, they pause, they sprint, they slash, they experiment and learn.
    .. Fishers use flies of tradition: this for the surface - that for subsurface. This for Spring and the other for Fall. Fishers are good with the accepted conventions of their peers and the feather merchants "that know!"
    .. Our neighbors are a bit more adventurous. Even we will often flaunt convention as well. We are not rebels. We mostly use conventional tackle and, mostly use conventional flies. It's the herd instinct that engulfs most fishers of the fly.
    .. But there are times when deviation and rebelliousness take over. At those times we have an attack of creative thinking capricious whimsical thought.
    PONTO PRAWN
    .. Our neighborhood trout eat more than just the fly imitations offered up by feather merchants and guide books. They eat snails. They eat leeches. They eat crayfish. They have a widely variable diet.
    .. {{SEGUE}} Years ago,  (the tradition continues today,)  a savvy owner of a neighborhood camp ground and fly shop sold crawdad imitations for fishing on the Madison River, [LINK-C1.] With a little effort on the interwebs it is possible to find folks that know about the crawdads in our waters, [LINK-C2.]
    .. There have been occasions when just the four of us took enough mud bugs to have a pleasant evening on the river sands and enjoy a sunset accompanied by a course of heads and tails. Not your typical Montana shore lunch dinner.
    SWAMI'S SHRIMP
    .. We are now in the midst of the "SPRING SORTING." This is a time when the accumulated flies of decades are put in some sort of order.
    .. We bumped into some Pacific Coast beach flies that have lain unmolested for decades.  By golly our trout should eat them.
    .. So we now have a new sackful of alternate fly patterns.
    .. Off we go.
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    .. Sunny and 60's. The transition to local chaos is underway. Cars from foreign lands are taking the shopping streets by storm. Fancy rod tubes and windshield mounts are sparse but visible.
    .. It's full Spring and the melt is on and, fishing is in the air.
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