SOFT WHITE BLANKETS ALL
Nearly Tropical Conditions
the neighbors rush to the pools
|NO LONG LINES - WARM WEATHER - FISHING PARADISE|
|SOMETHING FOR THE EARS|
.. It's as if the herd of scaly critters, recently arrived from Hebgen Lake, wanted to leave a beautiful memory in the psyche of fisher folk on the Madison River.
.. Resident noses appeared on the surface at about 1:30 PM after a foggy morning of harassing the recent migrants with Woolly Buggers and Snortles.
.. There were a couple of reports of genuine submarines up river on the Gibbon, near the falls. Most of the runners were in the 18" - 22" range. All were seemingly full of spit and vinegar, (boys and girls alike.)
.. The neighbor kids tied a sheaf of flies on #3 & #4 tippet for us and demanded a reward of our cherished lunch.
.. We didn't originate this combination but we have made it our own. Scoff not unless you have tried it.
.. The number of fishers increased overnight and as near as we could tell, along the Madison River, the density reached something like 1.5 / mile. 21 rods in 14 miles is not overwhelmingly density considering that the fishers occur in pods, (or whatever.)
.. Speaking of which: is there a collective noun for groupings of fly fishing humans? "A Tangle Of Fly Fishers." "A Snarl Of Wader Wetters," or some such . . . ?
.. Despite the resurgence of fishers there were good holes gone wanting and fish were obliging through the murky evening light.
.. We'll let you know how it goes today. Now for some scrambled eggs with bacon and avocado, potato pancakes, left over key lime pie, and double strong black tea. That should get us to 7-mile bridge before we need more sustenance.
|A PERFECTLY NICE PLACE TO FISH - CATCH TOO !|