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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM MONTANA!

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BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!

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CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE

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Fishing wet flies is considered playing dirty by many...going to the "dark side", "chumming", "cheating", "bait fishing", etc. I'm here to tell you they are all wrong. Fishing wet can be more fun than a pillow fight with teenage girls...lets start at the top and work our way down. First you need a bobber. Bobbers come in all shapes and sizes: plastic, rubber, balsa, cotton, wool, cork, peach fuzz, hair balls, sheep shag, elk scrotum, moose mane, cat whiskers, bunny fur, cow flop, etc...small, medium, jumbo, magnum, super magnum, mega magnum and whoppers with cheese...and the color choices are endless: flame red, blaze orange, hot pink, chartreuse, baby burp green, Georgia peach,  neon, solid gold, platinum,  deep purple, purple haze, smoke on the water, flashabou, caribou, malibu, hullabaloo...and don't forget to weight 'em down to get deep where the big boys sleep with bead eyes, bug eyes, bloodshot eyes, split shot, buckshot, punkin' balls, lead slugs, copper balls, or anything made of nickel-steel, tungsten, titanium, plutonium or kryptonite. You can use one dropper, two droppers, three droppers or panty droppers with sinker up, sinker down, or better yet take it way downtown...the possibilities are endless. And when you hook up with Old Henry or Walter it'll give you that special feeling...like laying on the floor staring at the ceiling listening to Led Zep in one speaker with Cream playing "White Room" in the other. Like I said, fishing wet is a "Whole Lotta Fun."

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6/7/2011...5340 CFS @ VARNEY

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 Do I love you?...my oh my...RIVER DEEP, mountain high.

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HOW HIGH'S THE WATER MAMA?

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This year most Montana rivers will be HIGH and SWIFT through June. If you are wading or boating BE CAREFUL so you don't end up face down and thrashing for safety. Here are some Montana high water survival tips from RBMF:

 1. If you wade fish, stay close to the bank. If you are a right handed caster choose a bank on the left side with some brush or willows and work upstream. This way you can hold on to a willow branch with your left hand and cast with your right. Reverse procedure for left handed caster. 

2. Don't try to cross the river if you are not sure of the depth. It may look like you can make it but once you get way out there there's no turning back. When in doubt, look for a safer crossing point.

 3. Use a wading staff.

 4. Make sure you have good felt, composite or stream cleats/studs on your wading shoes. Tennis shoes and rubber soled irrigation boots are TROUBLE!

 5. Use your wader belt...cinch it up real good...it could save your life.

 6. Watch the depth... a lot of the rivers will be muddy or roily and you can't see the bottom. Don't gamble.

 7. If you are boating be careful. Don't drop your anchor out in the middle of deep, raging water. Bad things can happen. Watch out for sunken trees and other hidden obstructions, especially on the Big Hole River. Don't take side channels unless you know where they lead.

 8. Cell phone. If you are wading, leave it on the river bank in a dry place. It won't do you any good if you fall in.

 9. If alone, tell someone where you are going.

 10. Use common sense...practice your dog paddle...good luck!

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