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    Sticky: EDDYS - Whipfinish - Apr 2019

    EDDYS

    Another winter has come and gone. The Wrens are back to their nest building in
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    Sticky: FIRST TRIP 2019 - Panfish - Apr 2019

    FIRST TRIP 2019

    Finally had a chance to get out when I was free, and it was not raining.
  3. Sticky: FLY FISHING THE SPORT OF ILLUSION - Readers Cast (T Travis) - Apr 2019

    FLY FISHING THE SPORT OF ILLUSION

    As fly anglers we are illusionists, our audience is the trout, whereas someone like David Copperfield of today or Harry Houdini of yesteryear created their...
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    Sticky: GREAT EXPECTATIONS - EOTG - Apr 2019

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS

    Here in my home state of Montana, we are blessed for our untold miles of Blue- Ribbon Trout streams. Every year fly anglers come from across the country and around the world to...
  5. Sticky: THE ANNUAL TRIP - Readers Cast (T Travis) - Apr 2019

    THE ANNUAL TRIP

    Here in my home state of Montana, we are blessed for our untold miles of Blue- Ribbon Trout streams. Every year fly anglers come from across the country and around the world to...
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    Sticky: WHERE THE RIVER ENDS - Journal - Apr 2019

    WHERE THE RIVER ENDS

    High up on the north facing slope of the mountain a tiny rivulet appears from the rock face and slowly begins to flow down the slope. Along the way it disappears into the...
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    SIGHT NYMPHING - EOTG - Jan 2, 2019

    SIGHT NYMPHING

    Before I begin this selection, I am going to explain what I mean by Sight Nymphing, just so we are clear on my definition and what is being discussed. Sight nymphing is...
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    NAME THIS FLY - Neil - Jan 02, 2019

    NAME THIS FLY

    The time was the last week of September 2018 and the place was a small lake somewhere in Montana. [You didn?t think I would tell you exactly where did you?] The weather was cool, the...
  9. FISHING IN THE COFFEE CUP - Panfish - Aug 30, 2018

    FISHING IN THE COFFEE CUP

    It is an old refrain, but it has rained again. The onions in the garden have rotted. Too much water for them to make it. Folks that had potatoes in the ground have found...
  10. FAOL THEN AND NOW - Ladyfisher and Neil - Aug 30, 2018

    FAOL THEN AND NOW

    Early in the year of 1995 The Ladyfisher began to develop an idea for an online fly fishing resource. She laid out the idea on a series of note cards on the floor of her home...
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    MANAGING SPRING - Whipfinish - Aug 30, 2018

    MANAGING SPRING

    To say that a bull Bluegill ?rises? to take a fly would be misleading at best. If you have ever watched a trout approach a drifting fly, then after scrutiny open its mouth to sip...
  12. THE SUM TOTAL - Readers Cast (Neil) - Aug 30, 2018

    THE SUM TOTAL

    Recently my neighbor of over 40 years suffered some physical problems and he could no longer live alone in his home just across the hedge from my house. In all the years that I have...
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    WHEN IT DOESN'T HAPPEN - neil - Aug 30, 2018

    WHEN IT DOESN'T HAPPEN

    For the past two plus decades I have enjoyed fishing the evening spinner falls and caddis egg-laying flights on my favorite local spring creek. I would slip out of the house...
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    TRICO'S - EOTG Aug 30, 2018

    TRICO'S

    For many years I have spent considerable time on the Big Horn River during the last half of August and during the month of September, during this time-period for the past fifteen years the...
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    BASS -O- RAMA - Panfish - Jun 6, 2018

    BASS -O- RAMA

    I headed out to a pond that I had not been to for a while. The road had washed out and had been fixed for about a week. This is one that can be driven to and that allowed me to take...
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    THE BOY ON THE BANK - Whipfinish - Jun 6, 2018

    THE BOY ON THE BANK

    The boy sat intently observing from his perch on the stream bank above, like a miniature gargoyle watching all that was upon the stream. The object of his attention was an...
  17. SPAWNING BEHAVIOR (part 2) - EOTG - Jun 6, 2018

    SPAWNING BEHAVIOR (part 2)

    In part one I covered the spawning cycle of the brown trout on the Paradise Valley Spring Creeks. In part two, I will be covering the spawning cycle of the rainbow...
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    REFLECTIONS - Neil - Jun 6, 2018

    REFLECTIONS

    The sun was playing peek-a-boo from behind the fluffy dark faced cumulus clouds creating a patch work effect of sun and shade. The creek bottoms were various shades of green and yellow...
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    RELEVANCE - Readers Cast (Neil) - jun 6, 2018

    RELEVANCE

    Many ?modern? anglers have little interest in the history of fly fishing. They consider it to be dull and boring having little practical value and no application to current fly fishing...
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    HISTORY FOOLED ME - Panfish - Mar 30 2018

    HISTORY FOOLED ME
    It had not rained for a few days so I decide that it was a good time to go to the pond. I needed to hike in as water was still standing in places.
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    HITTING THE HATCH - Whipfinish - Mar 30

    HITTING THE HATCH
    Removing waders always feels like a chore at the end of my time on the water, and so it was as I struggled with separating damp Gortex fabric from the layer of jeans beneath.
  22. SPAWNING BEHAVIOR (part 1) - EOTG - Mar 30 2018

    SPAWNING BEHAVIOR (part 1)
    The spawning cycles of brown and rainbow trout offers the fly angler a unique opportunity to sight fish for some larger trout at two different times of the year. Now,...
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    DOES PRICE MATTER? - Neil - Mar 30 2018

    DOES PRICE MATTER?
    I always enjoy scanning the threads that are posted on the FAOL bulletin board. It provides me with a sense of what is on the minds of our readers. There are several reoccurring...
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    WHY THE FLY - Neil - Mar 30 2018

    WHY THE FLY
    ? In the lexicon of the fly-fisherman, the words rise and hooked connote the successful and desirable climax; landing a fish is purely anticlimax.? ????.. Vincent Marinaro, 1950.
  25. FLY FISHING THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE BACKCOUNTRY - Book Review - Feb 18, 2018

    FLY FISHING THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE BACKCOUNTRY

    As the title suggest, this brand new book by Bruce Staples covers backcountry fisheries (streams and lakes) and other lesser known waterbodies in...
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