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Just an Old Man
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Winter came back with a bang last night and this morning. All the high pass's got snowed on this morning. And it is still coming down on a few of them. I live at 5,000' and I got snow two days in a row. Thank goodness it didn't stick.

We had our summer about a week ago. it sure was nice. But the sun just set the snow to melting on what was on the tops and the rivers are now looking like they do in Washington when it rains and the snow melts. High with shit coming down them. But here they tend to run clearer than there.

I could use some nice weather. Well so much for Global Warming.

Jim
 

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NFR NFR Sorry your winter lingers on NFR NFR

NFR NFR Sorry to hear your winter is lingering on Jim. NFR NFR
Give it a bit of time and you'll be back out on the water chasing those native fish which will be eager to hit your dries.
 

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Don't feel like the lone ranger Old Man, I drove up to Roche lake on friday, only to wake up to snow on sat. morning. It was so cold I didn't get on the water untill 10:30, then about 2:00 it stared snowing a blizzard, couldn't see 50 yrds. 2 strikes, both missed, so I said [email protected]#$ it and packed up and ran for home!
 

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If it makes you feel better Jim, the weather in So. Cal. sucks too.
Temps in the high 40/low 50's with rain, sleet and wind put a damper on a birthday BBQ big time yesterday.
On top of it, it's making my tomato blossoms drop of the plants..shit!
 

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Did I leave NFR off the title?? My bad. The weather is so shitty that you have to cover the plants up to keep them from freezing up and dying. And I haven't made it out FISHING in about a month. It's now 37 degrees outside and warmer inside.

I got a loaner reel from Aaron at his fly shop to use on the 3wt that Flybill gave me. I tried it out when I got home from Washington on the Beaverhead river. With my shitty casting, I still got out enough line to like the rod. Now I need to send that reel back to Aaron.(this is for bumbles)
 

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Here's a couple shots from Saturday in Bruneau, ID at 2100 feet. Note the green trees and flowers.

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Well, it's supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow in Twin Bridges, and upper 60's on Friday which is when I'll be there, so I hope
the forecast is right for your neck of the woods, Old Man.
 

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Well, it's suppose to be in the 60's tomorrow in Twin Bridges, and upper 60's on Friday which is when I'll be there, so I hope
the forecast is right for your neck of the woods, Old Man.
 

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Itchy, you dropping in to take an Old Man fishing? Mighty nice of you.
 

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What a bunch of sissys! ... This is what I fished in yesterday, a hailstorm! It lasted for 30 straight minutes followed by 2-3 hours of fairly hard falling rain. The callibaetis emergers were awesome and the fish were in a feeding frenzy! Like I said, you guys are sissys.... You have to be a hardcore old man like me. Ha. No, don't ask me where... I forgot. PS. I caught and released 20 fish from the surface action...
 

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Larry, two questions:
1) was that action on dry flies?
2) were you wearing your hard hat?
 

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Larry, two questions:
1) was that action on dry flies?
2) were you wearing your hard hat?
Question #1---- Mostly Emerger - but was floating on the surface with the wing exposed. That's "dry enough" for me! But also used duns.
Question #2---- Nope, hard hats are for sissys!
 

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Hey Kent, here in Dillon the leaves haven't even made it out yet. I saw some Pussy Willows last week. In Washington, they came out about two months ago and now your trees are full of leaves.

But, it is supposed to warm up like Itchy said. Maybe into the mid 60's. But watch out because you are coming to Montana where the weather can change on a moments notice.

Oh and Itchy, be prepared for high water. All the rives are on the rise.
 

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Several months ago, wanting to fish the Firehole and other Yellowstone Park rivers at optimum temperatures again, I decided to take a chance on early season temperatures, and invited an old friend from Virginia to join me out there for two weeks, starting June 2. I've been watching the temps with guarded hope and dread, as snowy nights in the 20's continue to be the norm. Although I left VA a half-century ago and am a well-padded 245 lbs., I continue to have the physiology of a hothouse orchid. I'm packing a mountain of clothes and bedding, and hoping that summer arrives on the Yellowstone Plateau the day I do.
 

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Several months ago, wanting to fish the Firehole and other Yellowstone Park rivers at optimum temperatures again, I decided to take a chance on early season temperatures, and invited an old friend from Virginia to join me out there for two weeks, starting June 2. I've been watching the temps with guarded hope and dread, as snowy nights in the 20's continue to be the norm. Although I left VA a half-century ago and am a well-padded 245 lbs., I continue to have the physiology of a hothouse orchid. I'm packing a mountain of clothes and bedding, and hoping that summer arrives on the Yellowstone Plateau the day I do.
I was in Yellowstone the first 10 days of June in 2005. Freezing at night, intermittent snow, sleet, rain, wind, and mild sunny breaks warming up to 60. Fishing rocked! Have a great trip.
 

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Hey Kent, here in Dillon the leaves haven't even made it out yet. I saw some Pussy Willows last week. In Washington, they came out about two months ago and now your trees are full of leaves.

But, it is supposed to warm up like Itchy said. Maybe into the mid 60's. But watch out because you are coming to Montana where the weather can change on a moments notice.

Oh and Itchy, be prepared for high water. All the rives are on the rise.
Thanks for the tip, Jim. We pretty much expect high water this time of year, but the Firehole (our main destination) is always fishable, even at higher flows. It's 200 cfs lower now than it was last year at the same time.

As for the rivers around Twin Bridges, I'm holding Jergens to the guarantee of stellar fishing, no matter what. There's a $25 tip riding on it ;)
 

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Time to open the bidding to see if we can get enough $$ together to have Jergens take some photos of him hanging you upside down in the Firehole! Seriously though, safe and great trip. Hope there is a lot to report.
 

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Time to open the bidding to see if we can get enough $$ together to have Jergens take some photos of him hanging you upside down in the Firehole! Seriously though, safe and great trip. Hope there is a lot to report.
No, no, no, Ed- Jergens won't be with us on the Firehole. We're fishing with him on Friday around Twin Bridges on either (probably) the Beav or the Big Hole. After I withhold his tip, we'll head to Yellerstone on our own. Will have some sort of report to file and maybe a couple photos, too. Cheers, Itchy
 
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