Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing

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Gibbon River in Yellowstone

July 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

GibbonRiver, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.
Here is a shot of the Gibbon river in Yellowstone. This area will soon be much more difficult to reach, the road is being relocated higher up on the ridge (on the right in this photo).

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Bechler & Falls River report

July 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

My family wanted to visit a new (to us) area of Yellowstone this year. We made the trek to the Cave Falls area, in the south west corner of the park. This is the corner actually in Idaho, and is known as the Cascade Corner because it features many falls and cascades.
We did some hiking [...]

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Honey, you should see what I just caught

May 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thank goodness, we won’t have the annoying loud talking cell phone dude on the Firehole.  Yellowstone National Park recently updated their cell phone plan for the park.  Highlights:

No towers in wilderness & road corridors
No towers near minor areas like Madison Junction
WiFi only in stores and hotels
Reduced visibility of the cell tower at Old Faithful

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Baker’s Hole Bugger

February 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Baker’s Hole Bugger is a fly pattern designed at Blue Ribbon Flies for the spawning browns in the fall that migrate through the Baker’s Hole campground. This pattern is featured in their excellent book, Fly Patterns of Yellowstone, Volume 2.   This excellent books gives the back story, recipes, and special tying instructions for several [...]

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Baker’s Hole, Barns Pools, Browns – not this trip

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Tried my best to meet Mr. Brown on the Madison last week, but the nice Indian summer weather was not helpful. Still, the time on the river was enjoyable. Met some nice people, both local and from afar, at the picnic table. Shared some stories and a flask.
The best fishing was early in the morning, [...]

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Yellowstone by the numbers

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

The Yellowstone Fly Fishing Guide lists 135 fishable bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. For practical purposes, there are 5 months in the fishing season (June through October). To increase your odds of experiencing a river, you should plan to visit at least twice.
135 x 5 x 2 = 1350
Thirteen hundred fishing days [...]

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