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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Yup, on Sunday there were 30-40 cars at Bakers Hole, same at Beaver Meadows, and I donít even want to guess how many at the 2 lots at Barns Hole. Big change from the past. And I bet almost everyone of those people had a $100+ pair of nippers around their neck...

    So I drove 9 miles upstream and it was just me and some bison. Heaven on earth.


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    Thatís crazy and sad.
    Smart move man. There is always a stretch that people overlook.

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    Read in the newspaper this morning that angler numbers on the Madison have doubled since 2012. DOUBLED in seven years. That is crazy... Fish and Game Commission is supposed to devote a couple hours to discussing it at their Nov. 12 meeting but nobody can agree what to do about it. Getting pretty contentious in places like Ennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Read in the newspaper this morning that angler numbers on the Madison have doubled since 2012. DOUBLED in seven years. That is crazy... Fish and Game Commission is supposed to devote a couple hours to discussing it at their Nov. 12 meeting but nobody can agree what to do about it. Getting pretty contentious in places like Ennis.
    Good gawd. Glad I fished my ass off when I lived there. Crazy to think I had that river to myself most of the time with those kind of numbers today. Itís been about 4 years since i fished it and it was pretty quiet, granted it was in Late July mid week evening. Man we smashed them those two evening below the dam. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Read in the newspaper this morning that angler numbers on the Madison have doubled since 2012. DOUBLED in seven years. That is crazy... Fish and Game Commission is supposed to devote a couple hours to discussing it at their Nov. 12 meeting but nobody can agree what to do about it. Getting pretty contentious in places like Ennis.
    Truth. It's like a goddamn soap opera in Ennis with all the drama between public/private interests/groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Yup, on Sunday there were 30-40 cars at Bakers Hole, same at Beaver Meadows, and I donít even want to guess how many at the 2 lots at Barns Hole. Big change from the past. And I bet almost everyone of those people had a $100+ pair of nippers around their neck...

    So I drove 9 miles upstream and it was just me and some bison. Heaven on earth
    Funny, I mentioned fishing this place a few years ago and then Roosie came on here with his self righteous bullshit whining and crying about how I was fishing for spawners.

    I guess itís cool if you guys fish there tho.

    Btw, that was that last time I fished there, the flatbrimmed instafags have ruined it.

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    Too bad itís so packed these days. I used to consider it a good area this time of year. Fished those areas a few times in oct with guys from around here.
    Youíre always welcome to head a little farther South and fish some slightly less crowded waters, Harry. Should be good for a while.

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    2019 maggot fish gazing and shit talking

    I signed up for a weekly fly tying class in the evenings at a local fly shop. Should be a fun way to pass the long winter nights. Looking forward to it. Despite fly fishing since I was 4 or 5, I am a total n00b when it comes to tying my own flies. I will need a vice, anyone have one they are not using ?


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    i haz all the materials you could possibly need and a git er done vice with bobbins snips stackers etc
    and iou for stickers and its vets day
    will try and git em out this week
    crank out 50 in 4 days and took my fun tickets to go

    left o dark thirty and made it almost all the way before the blinding orb of warmth showed ups

    first hour was still in the high 20's with guide freezing and line knot tanglage frequent
    a few heads up porpousing emergers with a piscatorial purposes
    an old dude walking his dog was our only company on the river that morn
    almost rigged a dry rod but
    stubbernly threw the junks

    down sized and got the loop knot line crackering eat on the swing
    caught a tko topping coco puffs pick me ups buzz though

    lumpy and the denali den had just got there when we floated into slate and bmc showed up shortly after
    ran our shuttles and grabbed the j
    somewhere in the neighborhoods of 420 casts and i bets there was another fly peircing donation and a few river miles later i stucks a nice brown


    #freedombirdsfuckyeahs


    put the bmc up front and he threw well but didnt git attached to the troots


    and i thinks the lumpster swung this one up

    and j hooked a few
    we missed the bambi crossing i guess

    pulled out early which is late now

    went back to camp drank alcohol are chili dogs around the camp fire before retiring to the denali den of creature comforts
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    i haz all the materials you could possibly need and a git er done vice with bobbins snips stackers etc
    and iou for stickers and its vets day
    will try and git em out this week
    Sounds like a cool deal. Thanks. I think you have my address, but I will send you a text with it.

    First class is Wednesday night. Subject is tying an ICU midge. They said they had a loaner vice, but that I would have to share it with multiple students. Sounds like most of the class has their own. Thanks again Dibbs !


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    2019 maggot fish gazing and shit talking

    Got a rebate today on the Madison. I was driving to West Yellowstone to check out the cross country trails, and noticed zero cars at Bakers Hole. I turned around and parked at the locked gate. I mentally reviewed the regulations, figuring if it was legal other people would be there. And it was deserted. No footprints in the snow. But the oxbow with the deep hole is on USFS land, but several hundred yards both upstream and downstream is the clearly marked border with Yellowstone Park, which is currently closed to fishing. So as long as stayed on this one hole I would be legal. I had not planned on fishing today, but I always carry my gear just in case opportunities like this arise. Never even made it to West Yellowstone...

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    Thatís some good water, Harry. Nice to see you found some solitude on that stream.


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    Quote Originally Posted by schwerty View Post
    Thatís some good water, Harry. Nice to see you found some solitude on that stream.


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    No kidding I felt more than a twinge of envy looking at those. Man I cant wait for summer to get here and fish with the Wydaho crew again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    First class is Wednesday night. Subject is tying an ICU midge. They said they had a loaner vice, but that I would have to share it with multiple students. Sounds like most of the class has their own.
    First class was last night. I tied 5 midges. Very cool shop, you can tell the guides are def no strangers to safety meetings. Most of the students had their own vices and supplies. I was the only total n00b in the class, but everyone was very cool about my JONG questions. Big range of students, from older dudes in their 60s-70s, also several long haired dirtbags in their 20s who obviously knew what they were doing, plus several patrollers that I know, all the way down to 2 elementary school kids. Plus a MILF who is married to a patroller.

    Vice, tools, and supplies from SFB should arrive any day now. Next week I may still be asking dumb questions, but at least I wonít be having to bum tools and materials from everybody else.

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    gots the crew rousted early and even after the waders locked in the trailer stuffs we managed to be 1st boats on the water


    they started puttin em in the nets right off the bats

    aside from a few light hearted taps and too much scrunge on the fly removal i wasnt gittin em and my guide wasnt smiling

    bit of #daydrinking

    fixed that
    and this fixed our other problems

    switched sticks and the bmc was throwing well
    next things i knows hes hooked the fucks up from strip set to line control seemlessly all huge ffm styley
    with a sweet brown with our bros saulminners epoxyhead tie in her mouth


    and we could here the fuck yeahs and fuck noes from behind as j hit and missed a few more under the bung
    switched shits up and i manned the clacka and tried to row lumpys into a hog
    somebody had a bit of seperation angest with that plan

    nuthins a liver wrapped beef trake or doggie blt couldnt fix though

    and i gotta say this ones gots the best potentoenails of fishing god greatness outta the co pirates ive had yet
    sure he could use a bit more enthusiaism in the catchin part
    but hes like the sweetness he didnt needs no damn fancy pants touchdown dance to celebrate sumthins that if everybody does their job right isnt to hard
    on any given fishy sun day anyway

    stopped at the smokes shacks

    wind cranked a bit and we didnt git bit but mur freedom eagles ftw


    pushed a bit to pull out before the rest of the boats and watched em bring it home from above


    headed back to camp a warm fire and moonlit skies for the eve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    First class was last night. I tied 5 midges. Very cool shop, you can tell the guides are def 420 friendly. Most of the students had their own vices and supplies. I was the only total n00b in the class, but everyone was very cool about my JONG questions. Big range of students, from older dudes in their 60s-70s, also several long haired dirtbags in their 20s who obviously knew what they were doing, plus several patrollers that I know, all the way down to 2 elementary school kids. Plus a MILF who is married to a patroller.

    Vice, tools, and supplies from SFB should arrive any day now. Next week I may still be asking dumb questions, but at least I won’t be having to bum tools and materials from everybody else.

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    well ya knows im a slacker
    going out today text me email to attach ups track number to
    if you possibly go through that much matreial ill send ya more
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    Holee Shit Dibs, that is a ton of stuff. I donít even know the names of most of this, but I am learning. Last night I was like, ďwhat is a bobbin ?Ē and ďwhat is dubbing ?Ē. Now I know that, but I have lots, lots more to learn. This will be a fun winter project.

    I canít thank you enough.


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    Live blogging from the Madison:

    After arranging shipping details this morning with sfb, I headed to Bakers Hole for the afternoon to try out my midges. There was one vehicle there, and it was somebody I know. After conducting a safety meeting with him, I rigged up and went to go catch a fish with the very first fly I have ever tied by myself. Total fail, all I accomplished was a wind knot from hell. What a beautiful place to spend an afternoon.

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    I ended up just cutting it all off and calling it quits. My hands were numb (fingerless gloves) it was windy and about 20 degrees. I really did not want to tie on new leader and tippet, plus tie on a tiny midge in those conditions. So I walked upstream a couple miles into the Park along the riverbank enjoying the afternoon.




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    Fuck yeah Dibbs!
    Wishen I had bailed on Lost Wages and feeshed with the crew.
    And Harry... no better way to spend an afternoon!
    Cheers!
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    That time of the year
    Harvest the ride.

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    next year im so attending the suks rustbelt bake to spend that time of year throwin to those kind of fish
    thanks for confirming my decision
    threw the hog and god in for sums stillwater full sink casting practice cause mid 60's mid nov aint makin the bum thinks much bout skiing


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    Cast and blast was a success! Sunset was bananas....

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    Bunny Don't Surf

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    That time of the year
    great pic!

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