June 24th 2008-Summer Babee!
Hey Everybody, I just wanted to say a quick thanks to all the folks who joined us for the second week of the Firehole Ranch season. The Stoner family and the boys who rocked the Slide. Shauneen and Larry whose infectious laughs made BBQ awesome. Craig and Roy’s pleasant disposition made the whole week fun for everybody, and Roy’s first big Rainbow was awesome. Big Grant and Little Grant who fly fished for the first time and hopefully will be lifelong converts. We all had a great week and we look forward to seeing all of you again soon!¬
Another sunny day in paradise as the guides look out at their daily office we realize how lucky we are that we get to share these beautiful summer days with the guests at the Firehole Ranch. Fishing has started off well this week, with the Madison taking top billing. Even though the river is still high and only has around 2 feet of visibility the resident Brown and Rainbows are on the prowl, and a well presented SJW, Rubberleg Stonefly, Shop Vac, and Crystal Dip have been filling their bellies. A few of the more adventurous fish have even been known to rise, but yesterday we failed in figuring out the mystery bug that attracted their attention topside. The Fork is fishing good with the Box Canyon and Warm River to Ashton the best options. Nymphing is still the name of the game, but Sunday we saw glimpses of the dry fly potential that the Lower Fork can produce. The Firehole is also good, with mornings being the best bet. We have two strong contenders for the FHR 1st annual Whitefish Bonanza. Check back later this week for a picture or two!¬†