• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Visit: Montana Cowgirl
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019

    KA - - BOOM!

    IT HAPPENS
    Watch The Tail
    follow best advice
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    .. It's an annual event in Yellowstone National Park. Either by ignorance or defiance there are unfortunate encounters between visitors and wildlife.
    .. Yellowstone National Park is not a petting zoo. It is a bit of wild America that has been impinged upon by civilization with the inevitable consequences that pertain thereunto.
    .. The civilized footprint in the park grows annually and visitors believe that it is a "safe zone." Nothing could be further from the truth.
    .. From quicksand to quick bison - it must be remembered that access is no guarantee of safety. Just ask the fly fishers that wander around in the water near Buffalo Ford on the Yellowstone River.
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    QUICKIES:
    >> Daybreak on the Firehole River is still a viable proposition,
    >> So too, the Madison River,
    >> Riffles in the Gibbon River canyon work all day,
    >> Gallatin River = all day; beware T-storms,
    >> Gulpers getting better on Hebgen Reservoir,
    >> Quake Lake at Beaver Creek and the outlet,
    >> KEEP 'EM WET.
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    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Just Having Fun

    GONE IS THE FUN ?
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    USE THIS
    .. We are blessed to live in a place where we can write, produce, direct and, live our own movie.  May it never change!
    .. Perhaps we'll fish some, visit a pub, tell some lies, and walk home in a most gentle rural little town. Turons be damned.
    .. Safe in the dark of night - believe it or don't.
    Just Enough Light And, A Few Dark Corners
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    WALLPAPER: BONE IN RIB STEAK & POTATO

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Take Five

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    WALLPAPER:  GOOD MORNING WAFFLE

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Watch Now

    C-SPAN HAS IT
    The Movie Version
    you didn't read it
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    .. Only between 3% and 10% of Americans have read the Mueller Report. We are loathe to believe that only that many Americans can read. So we must conclude that 90% to 97% of Americans are too busy doing things that are enabled by our constitution,
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    Sunday, July 21, 2019

    Breakfast

    CELEBRATE BREAKFAST
    Today Only
    national ice cream day
    HIGH ENERGY BREAKFAST
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     NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY
    .. All the ingredients of a perfect breakfast: coffee ice cream, vanilla waffle, strawberries, whipped cream and, chocolate sauce.
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    WALLPAPER:  Shrimp & Black Pepper Béchamel Sauce

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Today

    REAL CONTENTMENT
    Big Smile Please
    america's selfie
    Y'all go back where ya came from

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    le comte
    .. Once upon a time there lived in Sardinia a royalist named Joseph-Marie de Maistre.
    .. After the French Revolution, he strongly advocated for a "social hierarchy" and "monarchy" as the best form of government.
    .. In 1811, as ambassador to Russia, he opined that:
    Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite.
    .. This quote is often mistakenly attributed to Abraham Lincoln or Alexis de Tocqueville. It has a couple of renditions in translation to English:
    >> "Every country has the government it deserves" 
    >>  "In a democracy people get the leaders they deserve." 
    .. He was, of course, speaking sarcastically about the chaos that was erupting in Russia at that time.
    .. The attitude expressed has, however presciently, become wonderfully predictive as our country moves through a contemporary nexus of political miasma.
    .. Another observation from Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre:
     Les fausses opinions ressemblent à la fausse monnaie qui est frappée d'abord par de grands coupables et dépensée ensuite par d'honnêtes gens qui perpétuent le crime sans savoir ce qu'ils font.
    .. This is also significant for our times and is translated as:
    >> False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
    ..Reminds us of contemporary politicians and, many fly fishers. Enough said!
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    WALLPAPER:  TACOS AMERICANO

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    An Oath and Resolution

     WHO IS AMERICAN ?

    The presidential oath of office, as stated in Article II, Section I, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, is as follows: 

    "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

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    RESOLUTION Condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at Members of Congress.
    Whereas the Founders conceived America as a haven of refuge for people fleeing from religious and political persecution, and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison all emphasized that the Nation gained as it attracted new people in search of freedom and livelihood for their families;
    Whereas the Declaration of Independence defined America as a covenant based on equality, the unalienable Rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and government by the consent of the people;
    Whereas Benjamin Franklin said at the Constitutional convention, ‘‘When foreigners after looking about for some other Country in which they can obtain more happiness, give a preference to ours, it is a proof of attachment which ought to excite our confidence and affection’’;
    Whereas President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, ‘‘Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists’’;
    Whereas immigration of people from all over the Earth has defined every stage of American history and propelled our social, economic, political, scientific, cultural, artistic and technological progress as a people, and all Americans, except for the descendants of Native people and enslaved African-Americans, are immigrants or descendants of immigrants;
    Whereas the commitment to immigration and asylum has been not a partisan cause but a powerful national value that has infused the work of many Presidents;
    Whereas American patriotism is defined not by race or ethnicity but by devotion to the Constitutional ideals of equality, liberty, inclusion, and democracy and by service to our communities and struggle for the common good;
    Whereas President John F. Kennedy, whose family came to the United States from Ireland, stated in his 1958 book ‘‘A Nation of Immigrants’’ that ‘‘The contribution of immigrants can be seen in every aspect of our national life. We see it in religion, in politics, in business, in the arts, in education, even in athletics and entertainment. There is no part of our nation that has not been touched by our immigrant background. Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.’’;
    Whereas President Ronald Reagan in his last speech as President conveyed ‘‘An observation about a country which I love’’;
    Whereas as President Reagan observed, the torch of Lady Liberty symbolizes our freedom and represents our heritage, the compact with our parents, our grandparents, and our ancestors, and it is the Statue of Liberty and its values that give us our great and special place in the world;
    Whereas other countries may seek to compete with us, but in one vital area, as ‘‘a beacon of freedom and opportunity that draws the people of the world, no country on Earth comes close’’;
    Whereas it is the great life force of ‘‘each generation of new Americans that guarantees that America’s triumph shall continue unsurpassed’’ through the 21st century and beyond and is part of the ‘‘magical, intoxicating power of America’’;
    Whereas this is ‘‘one of the most important sources of America’s greatness: we lead the world because, unique among nations, we draw our people -- our strength -- from every country and every corner of the world, and by doing so we continuously renew and enrich our nation’’;
    Whereas ‘‘thanks to each wave of new arrivals to this land of opportunity, we’re a nation forever young, forever bursting with energy and new ideas, and always on the cutting edge’’, always leading the world to the next frontier;
    Whereas this openness is vital to our future as a Nation, and ‘‘if we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost’’; and
    Whereas President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
    (1) believes that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger, and that those who take the oath of citizenship are every bit as American as those whose families have lived in the United States for many generations;
    (2) is committed to keeping America open to those lawfully seeking refuge and asylum from violence and oppression, and those who are willing to work hard to live the American Dream, no matter their race, ethnicity, faith, or country of origin; and
    (3) strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should ‘‘go back’’ to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as ‘‘invaders,’’ and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America

    Monday, July 08, 2019

    Thursday, July 04, 2019

    Take A Walk

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    A FREE FOURTH
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