• 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
  • Sunday, October 17, 2021

    Do It Now

    TIE IT BIG

    Strip Fast Downstream

    hold on

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    WALLPAPER:  SIMPLE WEDGE


    Friday, October 15, 2021

    Coming Our Way

     ONE MORE TIME

    Let's Enjoy It

    we need snow

    HERE SHE IS

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    .. We look forward to this little girl. Hopefully she will bless us with a good snow pack.

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    WALLPAPER:  HAM AND CHEDDAR WITH SOURDOUGH








    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    WE WISH

    {{REPOST}}
    OPENING DAY
    River Tay
    the garry flows again
    WALLPAPER: GOOD GEAR
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    JUST NOTICED {over at MoldyChum} that a couple of beats on the River Tay are for sale. They are our favorites. They are near town and produce salmon of storied pluck and performance. If only we had a spare million or two.
    FROM JANUARY 16, 2017 

    OPEN IT
    .. So then, two big events: we missed them both this year.
    .. First; it's opening day of the salmon season on the River Tay.
    .. Second; water restoration of 15 miles of the 'Dry Garry' will commence as soon as a bit of engineering work is completed. This first order tributary has been 'dry' due to hydroelectric priorities.
    .. The major breach some 15 miles north of Blair Atholl will  commence in a few weeks to restore flows to the River Garry.
    .. An initial breach has already been made at the Struan Weir to begin this process.
    COURTESY DAILY MAIL
    .. Spring salmon fishing is a big deal in Scotland. The river gets blessed with a toast, a splash for the river, and piping the fishers to the river.
    .. A ceremonial cast is made from a mid-river boat and then, the river is inundated with hopeful fishers. Of course they all use Tay Rods for their Tay Casting. Even spin fishers know how to Tay Cast with spinning rods, {see videos below.}
    .. The biggest ceremony is celebrated at  Kenmore. This year they are celebrating their 70th year along with the anniversary of the re-opening of the Kenmore Hotel [LINK-1].
    .. The Kenmore Hotel was commissioned in 1572 by the then laird Colin Campbell, and has its origins in a tavern built around 70 years earlier offering accommodation and refreshments. It is reputed to be Scotland's oldest hotel... Although this is Campbell country, save for the pipers, the Royal Stewart Tartan is the most common pattern and the Dress Royal Stewart is de rigueur for the ceremonies.
    .. Last year the ceremonies were opened by the Environmental Minister Dr. Aileen McLeod.
    DRESS STEWART TARTAN
    .. This would be the same as a cabinet level person coming to our village for the opener in Yellowstone National Park. It would hardly happen here.
    .. For more information just run a web search. This is big news in Scotland. SALMON FISHING SCOTLAND is a good website for information, accommodations, activities, and fishing stuff.
    .. The ABERFELDY website is a grand introduction to the area. Year round activities and other bits of interest are supplied by the site. Sort of like a regional chamber of commerce.
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     SEE ALL ABOUT IT
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    ..Well it's approaching a warm 0°F, so it must be time for breakfast and then wash and wax the car.
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    WALLPAPER:  SALSICCIA, CARROT HASH, TATERS, 'N' EGG

    Friday, September 24, 2021

    BREAK

     

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    WALLPAPER:  POT ROAST



    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Hopper Time

    GOODBYE HOOT OWL 

    Hello Ants & Hoppers

    float 'em or sink 'em

    NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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    .. Pack a lunch and plan to stay for some time.  Yellowstone National Park has lifted the "Hoot Owl" restrictions on fishing the waters of the park. Read about it HERE.

    .. Full Report from the darkest corners of the local pubs = tomorrow !!

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    WALLPAPER: WITH BUTTERMILK

    Monday, August 23, 2021

    Just Could Be

     FROM BAD TO WORSE ?

    Grocery Prices ?

    wet or dry ? 

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    We suspect that both the fish and the fishers will suffer.

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    WALLPAPER:  TAQUITOS PLUS


    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    Swingin'

     A LITTLE EARLY

    Working Now

    pick your poison


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    .. Don't wait for the experts to tell you. Grab your streamers and fling them into the dark stream side holes. Follow the shadows and give them a tug. Dance partners are willing.


    .. Fish early, (really early,) or late, (where you can.) Extra long casts are not required = but useful. If you are good at sneaking try a down stream strip at the bank beneath your feet.

    .. Be on the alert for terrestrials. Ants, beetles, hopper nymphs and hopper juveniles are now available. If you are in or near the trees there are some moths showing up. If you don't mind catching a lot of fish try the gulpers on the reservoir.

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    WALLPAPER: DESSERT WAFFLE