Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Last Gasp

WHILE THE GETTING'S GOOD
Madison Producing: Firehole Too
the elbow brigade is gone
A DUSTING OF SNOW AND A HEARTY HI-HO RUNNER
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.. Last night's thunder snow delivered more show and less substance than predicted. The low fog of midnight produced the not unusual phenomenon of hundreds of geese circling the town: lost and with no place to land.
.. With our snows coming in bits and pieces, and the daytime temperatures holding in the 30's and 40's, it's about as good as it gets for catching.
.. There are places to park, there are vacant pools, there are eager fish jumping into the waders of fisher folks, and all is right with the world.
SPECIMEN CREEK IS VACANT AND INVITING
..Besides the two bits of famous glory water in Yellowstone National Park, The Gallatin River is an abandoned destination and there are fish to be tangled with in that forlorn little stream as well.
.. There were giant brown caddis flies dancing in the afternoon sun yesterday. The sun was brief, the dances were short, and the nose of several fish must have gotten cold as they gently sipped the final offerings of the season.
.. Even the fish in Specimen Creek responded to some splashy presentations of a Scarlet Ibis and a wet March Brown. Oh, if only days like these could last for months, instead of a week.
.. Well then, perhaps it's time for a "sick day," and another recuperative visitation to the healing waters of the neighborhood streams. After all, the countdown has started and there's a bit of weather in the air.
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THERE MAY BE A DANCE PARTNER IN THIS BIT OF WATER