May 5, 2010

One Crazy Weather Day on the Madison….

Two of our favorite fishermen, Michael and Travis, joined Dan for a 12-mile float on Wednesday. A true "deep end diver", Michael was determined to fish even though he was sporting a fracture boot to secure his broken leg from the same week. The day brought temps in the 40s and 50s until about 4 p.m. Then a storm moved in from the north with 30 mph-plus winds and snow. For the next two and a half hours, it was rowing the raft hard, backwards, just to get downstream.

Now for the good news….

The fishing was Kick-Ass, using #8 and #10 Delektable™ Flashback Olive Hurless Stones, #14 Delektable™ Lime Juice and #14 Delektable™ Egghead Twisted Wire nymphs.

Delektable Flies Gallery

One pool was briefly fished during the snowstorm, which produced a nice brown trout, but hypothermia and frostbite were threatening, so wisdom and good judgment ended the trip around 7:00 PM..

Dan

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