The Socialist Dream Girl

jbillyjbilly Senior MemberPosts: 4,833 Senior Member
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  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,844 Senior Member

    Good.

  • Green Mt BoyGreen Mt Boy Senior Member Posts: 729 Senior Member

    Down Goes Socialism
    The Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party thinks its policies are the path to victory in red states. Last night’s results suggest otherwise.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/08/democratic-socialism-sanders-ocasio-cortez-2018-primary-results-219161

    I also say good. We need decent centrists/incrementalists.

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,844 Senior Member

    @Green Mt Boy said:

    I also say good. We need decent centrists/incrementalists.

    To quote Fred Ward (as Gus Grissom) in The Right Stuff, "F***in' A, Bubba."

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,116 Senior Member

    This is probably the most attention that a first term congress person has ever received. Watching you guys go nuts over somebody that will probably not have a single legislative accomplishment is actually quite amusing.

    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,116 Senior Member
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,590 Senior Member

    @fishingcomic said:
    Watching you guys go nuts over somebody that will probably not have a single legislative accomplishment is actually quite amusing.

    Barack Obama came by to say "hey."

    Speaking of which, did he ever try fly fishing again after that one trip to Montana?

  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 22,116 Senior Member
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,590 Senior Member

    It's blocked. Cool though.

    His trip to Montana coincided with my last trip to Ennis. I think he was fishing the next valley over.

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,346 Senior Member

    That may be one of the few real perks of being a current or past POTUS.

    You get to fish good waters with as small a crowd as you desire.

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,590 Senior Member

    Nah. You get all these Secret Service agents in the water scaring the fish.

  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,346 Senior Member

    Dream crusher.

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,844 Senior Member

    You could probably make Kelly Gallup an honorary agent for the day, though.

    Steven, how is the fishing there? Seems the river gets too warm so early in the season.

  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 162 Senior Member

    The Madison at Ennis?

    The upper Madison above Ennis lake stays cool and fishes well through the summer for the most part. You may be thinking of the lower Madison below the lake which is often too warm to trout fish by early July.

    As a side note, Sheb loves the upper. Three Dollar Bridge is his spot. To be fair it’s a nice river with a lot of really nice fish — famous for a reason — but I dislike it so.

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,844 Senior Member

    Yeah, I think I was thinking below Ennis Lake. I’ve fished a few times between Quake Lake and down to $3 or so. Way fun and nice fish but “the scene” of it all was a real turn off.

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,590 Senior Member

    So that was about nine years ago now?

    We had a guide with a boat and fished the 50 mile riffle area. Lot of action.

    Also Yellowstone and the Ruby. Got my one an only grayling on the Ruby.

  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 2,630 Senior Member

    @bmmike said:

    As a side note, Sheb loves the upper. Three Dollar Bridge is his spot. To be fair it’s a nice river with a lot of really nice fish — famous for a reason — but I dislike it so.

    One of the purest stretches of Nymphing water found anywhere in the world. Que awesome.

  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,514 Senior Member

    There's nothing pure about nymph fishing. :# :# ;) ;)

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,590 Senior Member

    Oh snap.

  • sherbsherb Senior Member Posts: 2,630 Senior Member

    @NZ Indicator said:
    There's nothing pure about nymph fishing. :# :# ;) ;)

    Be gone, fatbike boy. There's no place for you here in the world of catching fish.

  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,514 Senior Member

    Next week I will be in Colorado. The bike will be put away!!

    In the morning I will be catching them on Tricos!!! In the afternoon I will be catching them on PMD comparaduns! In the evening I will be catching them on PMD spinners!!! No fish will be caught on bead head jigs!!! ;) ;)

  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,806 Senior Member

    @NZ Indicator said:
    Next week I will be in Colorado. The bike will be put away!!

    In the morning I will be catching them on Tricos!!! In the afternoon I will be catching them on PMD comparaduns! In the evening I will be catching them on PMD spinners!!! No fish will be caught on bead head jigs!!! ;) ;)

    Wow, you've changed... B)

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,514 Senior Member
    edited August 17 #24

    @Goldenladle said:

    @NZ Indicator said:
    Next week I will be in Colorado. The bike will be put away!!

    In the morning I will be catching them on Tricos!!! In the afternoon I will be catching them on PMD comparaduns! In the evening I will be catching them on PMD spinners!!! No fish will be caught on bead head jigs!!! ;) ;)

    Wow, you've changed... B)

    Yes.

    Dry fly purist for the most part these days. I time my fishing around the hatches.

    No risers then I'll chuck streamers. Nymphs are a last resort and even then I'm reluctant to tie them on.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,070 Senior Member
    edited August 17 #25

    @NZ Indicator said:

    Yes.

    Dry fly purist for the most part these days. I time my fishing around the hatches.

    No risers then I'll chuck streamers. Nymphs are a last resort and even then I'm reluctant to tie them on.

    If you fish a limestone creek and you see them feeding but they're not rising, try upstream sight nymphing with a PT nymph or cress bug. Very challenging, but very rewarding.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,514 Senior Member

    I've done that also...a lot. We have a ton of limestone creeks in the SW part of this state that I fish in the spring and fall every year. One of my favorite memories of doing that I ended up lassoing a trout right around the belly using a double nymph rig of a pink squirrel and a scud.

    I saw the trout move and assumed he took one of my nymphs. When I set the hook and pulled him up I realized my leader had actually wrapped around the middle of the fish and my dropper fly somehow hooked on to my leader. Was a 16-17" brown trout.

  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 162 Senior Member

    @sherb said:

    @bmmike said:

    As a side note, Sheb loves the upper. Three Dollar Bridge is his spot. To be fair it’s a nice river with a lot of really nice fish — famous for a reason — but I dislike it so.

    One of the purest stretches of Nymphing water found anywhere in the world. Que awesome.

    @sherb said:

    @bmmike said:

    As a side note, Sheb loves the upper. Three Dollar Bridge is his spot. To be fair it’s a nice river with a lot of really nice fish — famous for a reason — but I dislike it so.

    One of the purest stretches of Nymphing water found anywhere in the world. Que awesome.

    I know, I get dragged there by a buddy every once in a while and I usually end up nymphing.

  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 162 Senior Member

    Why can I post on some topics but others tell me my comment needs approval?

  • bmmikebmmike Posts: 162 Senior Member

    @George K said:

    Yes.

    Dry fly purist for the most part these days. I time my fishing around the hatches.

    No risers then I'll chuck streamers. Nymphs are a last resort and even then I'm reluctant to tie them on.

    If you fish a limestone creek and you see them feeding but they're not rising, try upstream sight nymphing with a PT nymph or cress bug. Very challenging, but very rewarding.

    I used to fish Letort, or as it’s known in some circles Leshart, quite a bit. I caught some really nice fish. I’d just go on cloudy days and walk the banks — I knew where a lot of the good ones would feed so if they were up that day I’d cast to them with nymph and sowbug. Sometimes I’d catch, other times they’d spook. Sometimes I wouldn’t see any and I’d just pull a steamer over the cress.

    Anyway, I just fish stupid cutthroat these days. That and mountain lakes as I like the walk. Unless I get drug somewhere like the Madison by friends which is fine.

    I am camping in the Park for a few days starting tomorrow. Will hike upper Slough meadows a couple days - been up there a couple times already this year and it’s been pretty ok - and I’ll prob walk up to Trout Lake one day.

    Fin.

  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,806 Senior Member

    @bmmike said:
    Why can I post on some topics but others tell me my comment needs approval?

    Good question, I'll look into it. I've never see this before.

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,070 Senior Member

    When I lived in Carlisle 1995-2004 I'd fish the evening hatch on the Letort most late spring and summer days, usually at Trego's meadow, below the duck pond, sometimes below the RR bridge or at Otto's. Usually took two or three on duns one evening then spinners the next in that magic 20 minute window at dusk, then would meet up with a couple of buddies to shoot the breeze.

    I don't fish it much anymore since moving an hour+ away. A friend who lives in the stone house just past the small bridge says there's been a lot of poaching the last few years and there aren't as many big fish around. It's still one of the best public access limestone streams in the east, but you do have to know what you're doing. It's tough on beginners.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
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